I teach a course in marketing communications that includes a Logistics component. This is the book I use as a text book. It works. It is cheap compared to typical academic works, the students like it and get the knowledge they need to understand the subject. Strong on substance.
Down side? The font and arrangement are difficult at first. Now, in my third reading, I don't notice those as deficiencies. It is a struggle to get into on the first read when you are having a hard time with Arial type face. Weak on style.
I combine this with biographies of people who made their mark in the field of logistics. In this way, the lessons of the Logical Logistics are put in context.
Many of the current books on supply chain are presented in the same old tired and stiff manner. Michael's book contains a concrete set of supply chain basics presented in a logical way, and in a style that should be appreciated by students and those who are part of a younger generation new to the field. Kind of like an iPod Touch compared to a bland old MP3 player.