Quantitative Approaches to Distribution Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Andreas Klose
  • M. Gracia Speranza
  • Luk N. Van Wassenhove

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 519)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Supply Chain Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Iris F.A. Vis, Kees Jan Roodbergen
      Pages 3-18
    3. Kenneth Fjell, Kurt Jørnsten
      Pages 37-43
  3. Reverse Logistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. V. Daniel, R. Guide Jr., Luk N. Van Wassenhove
      Pages 47-60
    3. Harold Krikke, Costas P. Pappis, Giannis T. Tsoulfas, Jacqueline M. Bloemhof-Ruwaard
      Pages 61-74
    4. Marco Mazzarino, Raffaele Pesenti, Walter Ukovich
      Pages 75-98
    5. Jacqueline M. Bloemhof-Ruwaard, Jo van Nunen, Jurriaan Vroom, Ad van der Linden, Annemarie Kraal
      Pages 115-127
  4. Distribution Logistics and E-Commerce

  5. Warehouse Location and Network Planning

  6. Vehicle Routing and Transportation

  7. Warehousing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Philippe Chevalier, Yves Pochet, Laurence Talbot
      Pages 309-329
    3. Rene de Koster, J. Robert van der Meer
      Pages 331-355
  8. Inventory Control

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 412-424

About these proceedings


Increasing customer needs, the globalization of markets and the evolution of e-commerce add to the complexity of logistic processes. In today's business, it is well understood that an effective management of logistic processes is impossible without the use of computer-based tools and quantitative methods. This book presents in a systematic way quantitative approaches to distribution logistics and supply chain management. The main orientation of the book is towards practical problem solving, and numerous case studies and practical applications are presented. The topics covered include: supply chain management, revers logistics, e-commerce, facility location and network planning, vehicle routing, warehousing, inventory control.


Analysis Distribution Network Logistics Quantitative Methods Supply Chains Warehousing complexity computer distribution optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Klose
    • 1
  • M. Gracia Speranza
    • 2
  • Luk N. Van Wassenhove
    • 3
  1. 1.University of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Quantitative MethodsUniversity of BresciaBresciaItaly
  3. 3.INSEADFontainebleau CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43690-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56183-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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