Global Logistics Management focuses on the evolution of logistics in the last two decades, and highlights recent developments from a worldwide perspective. The book details a wide range of application-oriented studies, from metropolitan bus routing problems to relief logistics, and introduces the state of the art on some classical applications. The book addresses typical logistic problems, most specifically the vehicle routing problem (VRP), followed by a series of analyses and discussions on various logistics problems plaguing airline and marine systems.
The text addresses problems encountered in continuous space, and discusses the issue of consolidation, scheduling, and replenishment decisions together with routing. It proposes a methodology that supports decision making at a tactical and operational level associated with daily inventory management, and also examines the three-echelon logistic network.
This material provides numerous examples and additional topics that include:
An analysis for the airline industry and a novel approach for airline logistics including fare pricing and seat inventory controlThe berth-crane allocation problem in container terminalsA marine system logistics applicationIce navigation problems and factors that affect ice navigationPharmaceutical warehouse route design problemsAn application in healthcare logistics in which medical suppliers are evaluated through a fuzzy linguistic representation modelA real data-driven simulation model that outputs a new shuttle systemA model that integrates routing and batching problemsJoint replenishment and transportation problems
Global Logistics Management clearly illustrates logistic problems encountered in many different application areas, and provides you with the latest advances in classical applications.
Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm
"The editors have done a great job of covering a very broad area of research with their selection of topics. The selection includes traditional topics, such as a review of the state of the art in location selection models, as well as contemporary ones, such as logistics in the face of global warming, models in healthcare, and disaster management applications. The topics...are relevant and interesting, well written, technically sound, and constitute significant contributions to the area of logistics. The topics collectively emphasize the importance of simultaneous consideration of multiple aspects of logistics problems together (e.g., tactical and operational, distribution and inventory, here-and-how and wait-and-see decisions), which is a major and relatively recent trend that researchers as well as practitioners should be aware of. The book communicates this important message. Each one of several application-oriented chapters could easily be used as case studies in graduate-level applied operations research or in a logistics course."
-Suleyman Karabuk, University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA
"I like the depth and rigour of material presented ... well written and contain up-to-date references."
-Rajesh Piplani, Nanyang Tech. University, Singapore