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Elements of Manufacturing, Distribution and Logistics

Quantitative Methods for Planning and Control

  • Covers the three essential areas for operations managers: manufacturing, distribution, and logistics

  • Comprehensive practical reference for the professional

  • Author is among the most prominent names in the field

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Forecasting

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 1-27
  3. Forecast Error

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 29-38
  4. Order Quantity

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 39-66
  5. Safety Stock

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 67-93
  6. Replenishments

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 95-111
  7. Distribution Control

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 113-130
  8. Manufacturing Control

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 131-148
  9. Just-in-Time

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 149-164
  10. Assembly

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 165-182
  11. Statistical Process Control

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 183-209
  12. Distribution Network

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 211-228
  13. Supply Chain Management

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 229-246
  14. Transportation

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 247-261
  15. Reverse Logistics

    • Nick T. Thomopoulos
    Pages 263-276
  16. Back Matter

    Pages 277-285

About this book

This book describes a variety of quantitative methods that are vital to planning and control in the operations of the industrial world, from suppliers to manufacturing plants to distribution centers and to the dealers and stores. The topics include: forecasting, measuring forecast error, determining the order quantity, safety stock, when and how much inventory to replenish, all this for individual items and for a distribution network where the items are housed in multiple locations. Further quantitative methods are: manufacturing control, just-in-time, assembly, statistical process control, distribution network, supply chain management, transportation and reverse logistics. The methods are proven, practical and doable for most applications.

The material in Elements of Manufacturing, Distribution and Logistics presents topics that people want and should know in the work place. The presentation is easy to read for students and practitioners. There is little need to delve into difficult mathematical relationships, and numerical examples are presented throughout to guide the reader on applications. Practitioners will be able to apply the methods learned to the systems in their locations, and the typical professional will want the book on their bookshelf for reference. Everyone in professional organizations like APICS, DSI and INFORMS; MBA graduates, people in industry, and students in management science, business and industrial engineering will find this book valuable.


Keywords

  • Forecasting
  • Forecast Error
  • Distribution
  • Inventory Replenishment
  • Distribution Network
  • Order Quantity
  • Seasonal Forecasts
  • Replenishments
  • Manufacturing Control
  • Just-in-Time
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Safety Stock
  • Transport Modes
  • Reverse Logistics

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, Burr Ridge, USA

    Nick T. Thomopoulos

About the author

Nick T. Thomopoulos is professor emeritus at Illinois Institute of Technology (also known as Illinois Tech). Nick has degrees in Business (BS), and Mathematics (MA) from the University of Illinois, and in Industrial Engineering (PhD) from Illinois Tech. He served two years in the U.S. Army, worked eight years for International Harvester in Operations Research at the corporate headquarters, two years for IIT Research Institute as Senior Scientist, and then forty years as a Professor in the Industrial Engineering Department and in the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech. He is the author of ten books, including: Applied Forecasting Methods, Prentice Hall, Strategic Inventory Management and Planning, Hitchcock, Essentials of Monte Carlo Simulation, Springer, and Production, Inventory and the Supply Chain, Atlantic Publishers. He has over 100 publications and presentations to his credit, and for many years he has consulted in a wide variety of industries in the United States, Europe and Asia. Nick received honors over the years, such as the Rist Prize from the Military Operations Research Society, the Distinguished Professor Award in Bangkok, Thailand from the Illinois Tech Asian Alumni Association, and the Professional Achievement Award from the Illinois Tech Alumni Association. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Elements of Manufacturing, Distribution and Logistics

  • Book Subtitle: Quantitative Methods for Planning and Control

  • Authors: Nick T. Thomopoulos

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26862-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-26861-3

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-80028-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-26862-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVII, 285

  • Number of Illustrations: 19 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Operations Research and Decision Theory, Operations Management

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-26862-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)