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Models for Practical Routing Problems in Logistics

Design and Practices

  • S. P. Anbuudayasankar
  • K. Ganesh
  • Sanjay Mohapatra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. S. P. Anbuudayasankar, K. Ganesh, Sanjay Mohapatra
    Pages 1-10
  3. S. P. Anbuudayasankar, K. Ganesh, Sanjay Mohapatra
    Pages 11-42
  4. S. P. Anbuudayasankar, K. Ganesh, Sanjay Mohapatra
    Pages 43-68
  5. S. P. Anbuudayasankar, K. Ganesh, Sanjay Mohapatra
    Pages 69-93
  6. S. P. Anbuudayasankar, K. Ganesh, Sanjay Mohapatra
    Pages 95-122
  7. S. P. Anbuudayasankar, K. Ganesh, Sanjay Mohapatra
    Pages 123-142
  8. S. P. Anbuudayasankar, K. Ganesh, Sanjay Mohapatra
    Pages 143-145
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 147-165

About this book

Introduction

This book deals with complex variants of Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP) and Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP) within the manufacturing and service industries. The objective is to develop heuristics for these supply chain problems in order to offer practical solutions to improve operational efficiency. These heuristics are evaluated using benchmark and derived data-sets. Case studies pertaining to logistics in different industries including textile machinery manufacturing and banking are also included to demonstrate the created heuristics.

High competition in today’s global market has forced the organizations to invest in and focus on their logistics system. The critical function of logistics is the transportation within and across various supply chain entities. Both supply and distribution procedure require effective transportation management. A small improvement in routing problems can lead to huge logistics savings in absolute terms. This book should appeal to executives, researchers and consultants seeking supply chain management solutions.

Keywords

Heuristics Reverse Logistics Routing Problems Supply Chain Management Traveling Salesman Vehicle Tracking

Authors and affiliations

  • S. P. Anbuudayasankar
    • 1
  • K. Ganesh
    • 2
  • Sanjay Mohapatra
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringAmrita School of EngineeringCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.SCM Center of CompetenceMcKinsey Knowledge Center IndiaGurgaonIndia
  3. 3.Xavier Institute of ManagementBhubaneswarIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05035-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05034-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05035-5
  • Buy this book on publisher's site