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Introduction

  • Julien Bramel
  • David Simchi-Levi
Part of the Springer Series in Operations Research book series (ORFE)

Abstract

Fierce competition in today’s global markets, the introduction of products with short life cycles and the heightened expectation of customers have forced manufacturing enterprises to invest in and focus attention on their logistics systems. This, together with changes in communications and transportation technologies, for example, mobile communication and overnight delivery, has motivated continuous evolution of the management of logistics systems.

Keywords

Transportation Cost Travel Salesman Problem Vehicle Route Problem Logistics Network Vehicle Route 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julien Bramel
    • 1
  • David Simchi-Levi
    • 2
  1. 1.Management Science Division Graduate School of BusinessColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering and Management SciencesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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