Logistics Operations, Supply Chain Management and Sustainability

  • Paulina Golinska

Part of the EcoProduction book series (ECOPROD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Supply Chain Management and Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anjali Awasthi, Katarzyna Grzybowska
      Pages 15-30
    3. Martyna Kupczyk, Łukasz Hadaś, Piotr Cyplik, Żaneta Pruska
      Pages 31-46
    4. Żaneta Pruska, Łukasz Hadaś, Piotr Cyplik, Martyna Kupczyk
      Pages 47-58
    5. Łukasz Hadaś, Piotr Cyplik, Michał Adamczak
      Pages 59-78
    6. Izabela Ewa Nielsen, Narges Banaeian, Paulina Golińska, Hossein Mobli, Mahmoud Omid
      Pages 79-99
    7. Muhammad Saad Memon, Young Hae Lee, Sonia Irshad Mari
      Pages 101-114
    8. Michał Adamczak, Łukasz Hadaś, Roman Domański, Piotr Cyplik
      Pages 157-169
    9. Tomasz Nowakowski, Sylwia Werbińska-Wojciechowska
      Pages 171-186
    10. Anna K. Stasiuk-Piekarska, Łukasz Hadaś, Magdalena K. Wyrwicka
      Pages 187-199
    11. Angela Y. Y. Chen, Yutaka Karasawa, Nobunori Aiura, Kuninori Suzuki, Keizo Wakabayashi
      Pages 201-226
  3. Reverse Logistics and Environmental Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Ahmad E. Alozn, Moza S. Al Naimi, Omar Y. Asad
      Pages 229-239

About this book

Introduction

The goal of this book is to present a cross-section of research and applications where simulation and optimization technologies have and can enhance sustainability in logistics and manufacturing.
Simulation involves developing a model or representation of a real system, using the model to conduct experiments, and analyzing system performance, all virtually. Thus, simulation is an effective means to assess alternative configurations of a system’s design and operation without being intrusive to the real system. Simulation is also often used to assess performance before the system actually exists. By its very nature the process of simulation is sustainable in that it conserves resources and reduces risks. However, simulation by itself, and when coupled with optimization, provides a powerful means to understand a system’s behavior and performance, the interactions of its components, its dynamics, the influence of variability, and the effects of changes in system parameters, policies, and the environment.
While simulation has been applied in many areas, a review of the literature shows a void in books focusing on the application of simulation and optimization to support the design, analysis, and management of sustainable manufacturing and logistics systems. Similarly, much has been written about sustainability and the use of simulation to assess and improve sustainability, but again, there is a void in its application to manufacturing and logistics. Therefore, the goal of this book is to present a cross-section of research and applications where simulation and optimization technologies have and can enhance sustainability in logistics and manufacturing.

Keywords

Logistics Management Logistics Operations in Manufacturing and Services Manufacturing Process Simulation Optimization Production Sustainability in Logistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Paulina Golinska
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering ManagementPoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07287-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07286-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07287-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-4614
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-4622
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