Advances in Integrated and Sustainable Supply Chain Planning

Concepts, Methods, Tools and Solution Approaches toward a Platform for Industrial Practice

  • José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre
  • Luis Puigjaner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre, Luis Puigjaner
      Pages 3-28
  3. Business Functional Integration in Strategic Decision-Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre, Luis Puigjaner
      Pages 31-72
    3. José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre, Luis Puigjaner
      Pages 73-92
    4. José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre, Luis Puigjaner
      Pages 93-105
  4. Operations Strategic and Tactical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre, Luis Puigjaner
      Pages 109-132
    3. José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre, Luis Puigjaner
      Pages 133-155
  5. Treatment of Uncertainty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre, Luis Puigjaner
      Pages 159-195
    3. José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre, Luis Puigjaner
      Pages 197-214
  6. Integration of Hierarchical Decision Levels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre, Luis Puigjaner
      Pages 217-245
    3. José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre, Luis Puigjaner
      Pages 247-253
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 255-309

About this book


Decision making at the enterprise level often encompass not only production operations and  product R&D, but other strategic functions such as financial planning and marketing. With the aim of maximizing growth and a firm’s value, companies often focus on co-ordinating these functional components as well as traditional hierarchical decision levels. Understanding this interplay can enhance enterprise capabilities of adaptation and response to uncertainties arising from internal processes as well as the external environment.

This book presents concepts, methods, tools and solutions based on mathematical programming, which provides the quantitative support needed for integrated decision-making and ultimately for improving the allocation of overall corporate resources (e.g., materials, cash and personnel).

Through a systems perspective, the integrated planning of the supply chain also promotes activities of reuse, reduction and recycling for achieving more sustainable environmental impacts of production/distribution networks. Thus, this book presents, for the first time, a unique integrated vision of the Enterprise Supply Chain Planning and provides a comprehensive account of the state of the art models, methods and tools available to address the above mentioned features of the modern supply chain.

It offers a comprehensive review of the associated literature of supply chain management and then systematically builds on this knowledge base to develop the mathematical models representing each of the core functional units and decision levels of the corporation and shows how they can be integrated into a holistic decision problem formulation.

Abundant illustrations and tables help maximize reader insights into the problems discussed with several case studies and industry application also examined.

This book is intended as a textbook for academics (PhD, MSc), researchers and industry decision-makers, who are involved in the design, retrofit and evaluation of alternative scenarios for the improvement of the supply chain.


Financial Issues in the Design of Supply Chains Integrated Supply Chain Planning Lagrangian Decomposition Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Modeling Uncertainty in Processes Scheduling

Authors and affiliations

  • José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre
    • 1
  • Luis Puigjaner
    • 2
  1. 1.Polytechnic University of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Polytechnic University of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10219-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10220-7
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