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Computational Intelligence in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Thomas Hanne
  • Rolf Dornberger

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 244)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Thomas Hanne, Rolf Dornberger
    Pages 1-12
  3. Thomas Hanne, Rolf Dornberger
    Pages 13-41
  4. Thomas Hanne, Rolf Dornberger
    Pages 43-71
  5. Thomas Hanne, Rolf Dornberger
    Pages 73-97
  6. Thomas Hanne, Rolf Dornberger
    Pages 99-119
  7. Thomas Hanne, Rolf Dornberger
    Pages 121-151
  8. Thomas Hanne, Rolf Dornberger
    Pages 153-169
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 171-176

About this book

Introduction

This book deals with complex problems in the fields of logistics and supply chain management and discusses advanced methods, especially from the field of computational intelligence (CI), for solving them.

The first two chapters provide general introductions to logistics and supply chain management on the one hand, and to computational intelligence on the other hand. The subsequent chapters cover specific fields in logistics and supply chain management, work out the most relevant problems found in those fields, and discuss approaches for solving them. Chapter 3 discusses problems in the field of production and inventory management. Chapter 4 considers planning activities on a finer level of granularity which is usually denoted as scheduling. In chapter 5 problems in transportation planning such as different types of vehicle routing problems are considered. While chapters 3 to 5 rather discuss planning problems which appear on an operative level, chapter 6 discusses the strategic problem of designing a supply chain or network. The final chapter provides an overview of academic and commercial software and information systems for the discussed applications.

There appears to be a gap between general textbooks on logistics and supply chain management and more specialized literature dealing with methods for computational intelligence, operations research, etc., for solving the complex operational problems in these fields. For readers, it is often difficult to proceed from introductory texts on logistics and supply chain management to the sophisticated literature which deals with the usage of advanced methods. This book fills this gap by providing state-of-the-art descriptions of the corresponding problems and suitable methods for solving them.

 


Keywords

Computational Intelligence Inventory Planning Logistics Scheduling Supply Chain Management Transportation Planning

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Hanne
    • 1
  • Rolf Dornberger
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Information SystemsUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern SwitzerlandOltenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute for Information SystemsUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern SwitzerlandBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40722-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40720-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40722-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7934
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