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, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
     
 

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… See more details below

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:
9781441919700
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/29/2010
Series:
Springer Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2005
Pages:
355
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Performance Analysis Techniques.- Convexity and Supermodularity.- Worst-Case Analysis.- Average-Case Analysis.- Mathematical Programming Based Bounds.- Inventory Models.- Economic Lot Size Models with Constant Demands.- Economic Lot Size Models with Varying Demands.- Stochastic Inventory Models.- Integration of Inventory and Pricing.- Design and Coordination Models.- Procurement Contracts.- Supply Chain Planning Models.- Facility Location Models.- Vehicle Routing 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.- Logistics Algorithms in Practice.- Network Planning.- A Case Study: School Bus Routing.

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