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Logistics Systems: Design and Optimization

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  • © 2005

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  • Contains 12 chapters that illustrate the variety and complexity of logistics activities
  • The reader can acquire in a condensed way the knowledge of several important areas of logistics

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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 chapters focus on quantitative methods for the design and optimization of logistics systems.

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"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)

Editors and Affiliations

  • GERAD & École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

    André Langevin, Diane Riopel

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