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Computer Simulation in Logistics: With Visual Basic Application
     

Computer Simulation in Logistics: With Visual Basic Application

by Roy Nersesian
 

A unique, practical guide to the power of simulation in the art of logistics management. Authors show better ways to manage complex logistics systems than seat of the pants decision making, and argue that information systems people must provide management with simulations that are timely and easily understood. In doing so, Nersesian and Swartz demonstrate the

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A unique, practical guide to the power of simulation in the art of logistics management. Authors show better ways to manage complex logistics systems than seat of the pants decision making, and argue that information systems people must provide management with simulations that are timely and easily understood. In doing so, Nersesian and Swartz demonstrate the inadequacy of conventional quantitative methods in dealing with complex logistical systems, and show how simulation can address various logistics management issues. Important reading for logistics managers and computer staffs and for educators seeking better ways to make logistical decisions.

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An introduction for logistics managers to the uses of simulation as a technique to provide quantitative responses to typical industrial problems, and detailing staff instructions on setting up and evaluating simulations. Nersesian (management, Monmouth U.) and Swartz (mathematics, Monmouth U.) choose BASIC and VISUALBASIC as their operating language, illustrating the applications by applying them to general situations such as warehouse capacity, just-in-case inventory for delivery, push and pull manufacturing, factory inventory, and selecting aircraft. Includes code. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899309859
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/20/1996
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

ROY L. NERSESIAN is Associate Professor in the Management Department at Monmouth University, New Jersey, and a maritime logistics consultant. He holds degrees in physics and business from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Harvard Business School. His previous Quorum books include Computer Simulation in Business Decision Making (1989), Corporate Planning, Human Behavior, and Computer Simulation (1990), and Computer Simulation in Financial Risk Management (1991).

G. BOYD SWARTZ is Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Mathematics Department at Monmouth University. He holds advanced degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics and is also a consultant to government, business, and education on matters involving computer simulations.

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