The Logic of Logistics: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications for Logistics Management

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The book, written for professionals and researchers interested in the science and practice of supply chain management, presents a survey of the modern theory and application of logistics management. This includes classical topics such as inventory theory, supply chain design and planning, vehicle routing, and advanced planning systems, as well as new topics such as risk management, procurement, supply contracts, and the integration of inventory and pricing strategies. This new edition is the only book that ...
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Overview

The book, written for professionals and researchers interested in the science and practice of supply chain management, presents a survey of the modern theory and application of logistics management. This includes classical topics such as inventory theory, supply chain design and planning, vehicle routing, and advanced planning systems, as well as new topics such as risk management, procurement, supply contracts, and the integration of inventory and pricing strategies. This new edition is the only book that combines theory, algorithms and best practice in logistics and supply chain management.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
I Performance analysis techniques 12
2 Convexity and supermodularity 13
3 Worst-case analysis 33
4 Average-case analysis 55
5 Mathematical programming based bounds 69
II Inventory models 84
6 Economic lot size models with constant demands 85
7 Economic lot size models with varying demands 105
8 Stochastic inventory models 119
9 Integration of inventory and pricing 141
III Design and coordination models 166
10 Procurement contracts 167
11 Supply chain planning models 179
12 Facility location models 199
IV Vehicle routing models 215
13 The capacitated VRP with equal demands 217
14 The capacitated VRP with unequal demands 229
15 The VRP with time window constraints 257
16 Solving the VRP using a column generation approach 275
V Logistics algorithms in practice 292
17 Network planning 293
18 A case study : school bus routing 319
19 References 337
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