Logistics Systems: Design and Optimization / Edition 1

Logistics Systems: Design and Optimization / Edition 1

by Andre Langevin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441937633

ISBN-13: 9781441937636

Pub. Date: 10/29/2010

Publisher: Springer US

In a context of global competition, the optimization of logistics systems is inescapable. LOGISTICS SYSTEMS: Design and Optimization falls within this perspective and presents twelve chapters that well illustrate the variety and the complexity of logistics activities. Each chapter is written by recognized researchers who have been commissioned to survey a

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In a context of global competition, the optimization of logistics systems is inescapable. LOGISTICS SYSTEMS: Design and Optimization falls within this perspective and presents twelve chapters that well illustrate the variety and the complexity of logistics activities. Each chapter is written by recognized researchers who have been commissioned to survey a specific topic or emerging area of logistics. The first chapter, by Riopel, Langevin, and Campbell, develops a framework for the entire book. It classifies logistics decisions and highlights the relevant linkages to logistics decisions. The intricacy of these linkages demonstrates how thoroughly the decisions are interrelated and underscores the complexity of managing logistics activities. Each of the following chapters focus on quantitative methods for the design and optimization of logistics systems.

Some of the chapter topics include the following: The recent research on expanding facility location decisions in different supply chain contexts. The specific functions of a distribution center vis-à-vis the classical warehouse. A taxonomy of warehouse decision models in terms of efficient warehousing. Transportation and production planning of reverse logistics. The research on the operation of port container terminals is systematically examined. An assessment of the recent metaheuristics advances in the vehicle routing problem. An impact analysis of customer centricity, personalization, and collaboration verses the agility of network stakeholders using a comprehensive operations planning optimization model specifically for this product context of high-value products like vehicles, computers, equipment, etc. Chapter material draws liberally on case material and real world applications.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441937636
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.- Contributing Authors.- Preface.- The Network of Logistics Decisions.- Facility Location in Supply Chain Design.- Distribution Centres in Supply Chain Operations.- Operational Research Methods for Efficient Warehousing.- Models and Methods for Facilities Layout Design from an Applicability to Real-World Perspective.- The Design, Planning, and Optimization of Reverse Logistics Networks.- Models and Methods for Operations in Port Container Terminals.- Strategic Network Design for Motor Carriers.- New Heuristics for the Vehicle Routing Problem.- Routing Propane Deliveries.- Synchronized Production-Distribution Planning in the Pulp and Paper Industry.- Production Planning Optimization Modeling in Demand and Supply Chains of High-Value Consumer Products.

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