Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain

Advanced Models, Tools and Applications for Storage Systems

  • Riccardo Manzini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Byung Chun Park
    Pages 1-30
  3. Marc Goetschalckx
    Pages 31-51
  4. Manual Storage Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Goran Dukic, Tihomir Opetuk
      Pages 55-69
    3. Sebastian Henn, Sören Koch, Gerhard Wäscher
      Pages 105-137
  5. Automated Storage Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Tone Lerher, Matjaž Šraml
      Pages 211-231
    3. Mauro Gamberi, Riccardo Manzini, Alberto Regattieri
      Pages 261-283
    4. Mirko Ficko, Simon Klancnik, Simon Brezovnik, Joze Balic, Miran Brezocnik, Tone Lerher
      Pages 341-370
  6. Applications and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Riccardo Manzini, Filippo Bindi, Emilio Ferrari, Arrigo Pareschi
      Pages 373-396
    3. R. Gamberini, B. Rimini, M. Dell’Amico, F. Lolli, M. Bianchi
      Pages 397-424
    4. Alberto Regattieri, Riccardo Manzini, Mauro Gamberi
      Pages 425-455
    5. M. B. M. De Koster
      Pages 457-473
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 475-483

About this book


With increased globalization and offshore sourcing, global supply chain management is becoming an important issue for many businesses as it involves a company's worldwide interests and suppliers rather than simply a local or national orientation. The storage systems significantly affect the level of quality of products, the customer’s service level, and the global logistic cost. The mission of warehousing systems design, control and optimization is to effectively ship products in the right place, at the right time, and in the right quantity (i.e. in any configuration) without any damages or alterations, and minimizing costs.

Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain presents and discusses a set of models, tools and real applications, including a few case studies rarely presented with a sufficient detail by other literature, to illustrate the main challenges in warehousing activities. This includes all warehouse operations (from receiving to shipping), problems and issues (e.g. storage allocation, assignment, layout, vehicle routing) for industrial and service systems as parts of global supply chains.

Advanced and effective solving methods are also illustrated and the discussed case studies help the reader to quickly apply the proposed models and techniques/algorithms. Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain is useful to managers and practitioners of industry and service sectors for the determination and modeling of the critical issues concerning warehousing systems planning and design. It is a valuable source of information for engineering students, doctoral and post-doctoral students, and researchers of academic institutions who are searching for advanced modeling approaches and solving techniques to complex logistic decision making problems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Riccardo Manzini
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Industrial and MechanicalUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2273-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2274-6
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