Logistics Systems Analysis / Edition 4

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"… a well structured and documented book that certainly reflects the new era of logistics." Journal of the Operational Research Society (of a previous edition)

Expanded edition includes new research results and numerous modifications to enhance comprehensiveness and clarity.

Two new sections, a new appendix, and more than half a dozen new figures.

Provides new concept for an integrated examination of logistics systems

Features "reasonable" solutions requiring as little information as possible

"...builds on an understanding of the simplest logistical system w/only one origin & one destination, then treats cases w/many origins & one destination, many destinations & one origin, and many origins & many destinations."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642062940
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 4th ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

The Use of Succinct Models and Data Summaries.- Cost.- Optimization Methods: One-to-One Distribution.- One-to-Many Distribution.- One-To-Many Distribution with Transshipments.- Many-To-Many Distribution.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Warning, this book has multiple issues that make me highly recom

    Warning, this book has multiple issues that make me highly recommend not purchasing.  I own the book and feel it is so poorly written and the ideas are so poorly described that I do not feel this information should be passed on to anyone, thus when I am done with my class I will burn this book.  Here are some of the issues with the book:
    Poorly defines variables and equations; Graphs and figures are poorly described and detailed; Example values that are given in the book are not explained or the method of calculation is not given; Examples are poorly described, numbers are given with no definition or description or where they came from; Variables have multiple meanings in the same example; Examples are explained out of order from what is taught in the text; Equations are poorly organized and described; Questions at end of chapter use variable not described in the chapter; Units are missing from many numbers, causing confusion of what they are; Book makes assumptions about the reader that might not be true; Book includes notes that are unpublished or not peer-reviewed; Adds unnecessary variables; There are not enough numerical examples to demonstrate ideas/points equations.
    Some suggestions to improve this book: add about 40+ pages and separate equations and examples from the text, fully describe parts of the equation and how they interact and relate; Have numerical examples for different problems.

    I have only read about 1/3 of the book so far and have found these issues.  USE ANOTHER BOOK!

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    Posted October 19, 2013

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