The Logic of Logistics: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications for Logistics and Supply Chain Management / Edition 2

The Logic of Logistics: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications for Logistics and Supply Chain Management / Edition 2

by David Simchi-Levi, Julien Bramel, Xin Chen
     
 

Fierce competition in today's global market provides a powerful motivation for developing ever more sophisticated logistics systems. This book, written for the logistics manager and researcher, presents a survey of the modern theory and application of logistics. The goal of the book is to present the state-of-the-art in the science of logistics management. As a

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Overview

Fierce competition in today's global market provides a powerful motivation for developing ever more sophisticated logistics systems. This book, written for the logistics manager and researcher, presents a survey of the modern theory and application of logistics. The goal of the book is to present the state-of-the-art in the science of logistics management. As a result, the authors have written a timely and authoritative survey of this field that many practitioners and researchers will find makes an invaluable companion to their work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387221991
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
01/15/2008
Series:
Springer Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2005
Pages:
355
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Convexity and Supermodularity.- Worst-case analysis.- Average-case analysis.- Mathematical programming based bounds.- Economic Lot Size Models with Constant Demands.- Economic Lot Size Models with Varying Demands.- Shastic Inventory Models.- Integration of Inventory and Pricing.- Procurement Contracts.- Supply Chain Planning Models.- Facility Location Models.- The Capacitated VRP with Equal Demands.- The Capacitated VRP with Unequal Demands.- The VRP with Time Window Constraints.- Solving the VRP using a Column Generation Approach.- Network Planning.- A Case Study: School Bus Routing.- References.- Index.

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