Skip to main content

Logistics Systems: Design and Optimization

  • Book
  • © 2005


  • 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

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this book

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or eBook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

eBook USD 9.99 USD 89.00
Discount applied Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access

Licence this eBook for your library

Institutional subscriptions

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

Similar content being viewed by others


Table of contents (12 chapters)


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)

Editors and Affiliations

  • GERAD & École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

    André Langevin, Diane Riopel

Bibliographic Information

Publish with us