The Logic of Logistics

Theory, Algorithms, and Applications for Logistics Management

  • David Simchi-Levi
  • Xin Chen
  • Julien Bramel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
    Pages 1-12
  3. Performance Analysis Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 15-44
    3. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 45-64
    4. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 65-84
    5. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 85-98
    6. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 99-113
  4. Inventory Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 117-136
    3. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 137-150
    4. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 151-175
    5. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 177-209
  5. Competition, Coordination and Design Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 213-228
    3. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 229-240
    4. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 241-262
    5. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 263-281
    6. David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel
      Pages 283-298
  6. Vehicle Routing Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299

About this book

Introduction

Fierce competition in today's global market provides a powerful motivation for developing ever more sophisticated logistics systems. This book, written for the logistics manager and researcher, presents a survey of the modern theory and application of logistics. The goal of the book is to present the state of the art in the science of logistics management.

This third edition includes new chapters on the subjects of game theory, the power of process flexibility, supply chain competition and collaboration. Among the other materials new to the edition are sections on discrete convex analysis and its applications to stochastic inventory models, as well as extended discussions of integrated inventory and pricing models. The material presents a timely and authoritative survey of the field that will make an invaluable companion to the work of many researchers and practitioners.

 

Review of earlier edition:

 

"The present book focuses on the application of operational research and mathematical modelling techniques to logistics and supply chain management (SCM) problems. The authors performed a substantial revision of the 1st edition and included a number of new subjects … . The book is carefully written and is an important reference for readers with a solid background in probability and optimisation theory … . the present book should be seen as a valuable guide describing techniques that can be applied or adapted to real-life situations." (OR News, Issue 25, 2005)

Keywords

Logistics Optimization Production Planning adopted-textbook application of logistics supply chain management

Authors and affiliations

  • David Simchi-Levi
    • 1
  • Xin Chen
    • 2
  • Julien Bramel
    • 3
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dept. Civil & Environmental EngineeringCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Dept. Mechanical &UrbanaUSA
  3. 3.Pine River Capital ManagementNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9149-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9148-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9149-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8598
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1773
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