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Logistics Systems: Design and Optimization

  • André Langevin
  • Diane Riopel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Diane Riopel, André Langevin, James F. Campbell
    Pages 1-38
  3. Mark S. Daskin, Lawrence V. Snyder, Rosemary T. Berger
    Pages 39-65
  4. James K. Higginson, James H. Bookbinder
    Pages 67-91
  5. Nathalie Marcoux, Diane Riopel, André Langevin
    Pages 123-170
  6. Nathalie Bostel, Pierre Dejax, Zhiqiang Lu
    Pages 171-212
  7. James F. Campbell
    Pages 245-278
  8. Jean-François Cordeau, Michel Gendreau, Alain Hertz, Gilbert Laporte, Jean-Sylvain Sormany
    Pages 279-297
  9. Moshe Dror
    Pages 299-322
  10. Alain Martel, Nafee Rizk, Sophie D'Amours, Hanen Bouchriha
    Pages 323-350

About this book


In a context of global competition, the optimization of logistics systems is inescapable. LOGISTICS SYSTEMS: Design and Optimization falls within this perspective and presents twelve chapters that well illustrate the variety and the complexity of logistics activities. Each chapter is written by recognized researchers who have been commissioned to survey a specific topic or emerging area of logistics. The first chapter, by Riopel, Langevin, and Campbell, develops a framework for the entire book. It classifies logistics decisions and highlights the relevant linkages to logistics decisions. The intricacy of these linkages demonstrates how thoroughly the decisions are interrelated and underscores the complexity of managing logistics activities. Each of the following chapters focus on quantitative methods for the design and optimization of logistics systems.

Some of the chapter topics include the following: The recent research on expanding facility location decisions in different supply chain contexts. The specific functions of a distribution center vis-à-vis the classical warehouse. A taxonomy of warehouse decision models in terms of efficient warehousing. Transportation and production planning of reverse logistics. The research on the operation of port container terminals is systematically examined. An assessment of the recent metaheuristics advances in the vehicle routing problem. An impact analysis of customer centricity, personalization, and collaboration verses the agility of network stakeholders using a comprehensive operations planning optimization model specifically for this product context of high-value products like vehicles, computers, equipment, etc. Chapter material draws liberally on case material and real world applications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • André Langevin
    • 1
  • Diane Riopel
    • 1
  1. 1.GERAD & École Polytechnique de MontréalMontréalCanada

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

"Langevin and Riopel cover the variety and the complexity of logistics activities in 12 chapters written by well-known researchers … . the book could be appropriate for graduate-level courses or for self-study by professionals in engineering, manufacturing, and production logistics. … I highly recommend the book to students and professionals who are not familiar with these topics … . In conclusion, Logistics Systems is an attractive book … that will be particularly useful as a reference for researchers, engineers, and graduate students." (Sergio Ubeda, Interfaces, Vol. 37 (2), 2007)