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

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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.

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"The present book focuses on the application of operational research and mathematical modelling techniques to logistics and supply chain management (SCM) problems. The authors performed a substantial revision of the 1st edition and included a number of new subjects … . The book is carefully written and is an important reference for readers with a solid background in probability and optimisation theory … . the present book should be seen as a valuable guide describing techniques that can be applied or adapted to real-life situations." (Teresa Melo, OR News, Issue 25, 2005)

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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.- Shastic 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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