This textbook offers an introduction to the methodological aspects of logistics systems management and is based on the rich experience of the authors in teaching, research and industrial consulting.
This new edition puts more emphasis on the organizational context in which logistics systems operate and also covers several new models and techniques that have been developed over the past decade.
Each topic is illustrated by a numerical example so that the reader can check his or her understanding of each concept before moving on to the next one. At the end of each chapter, case studies taken from the scientific literature are presented to illustrate the use of quantitative methods for solving complex logistics decision problems. An exhaustive set of exercises is also featured at the end of each chapter.
The book targets an academic as well as a practitioner audience, and is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in logistics and supply chain management, and should also serve as a methodological reference for practitioners in consulting as well as in industry.
Arc Routing: Problems, Methods, and Applications÷opens with a historical perspective of the field and is followed by three sections that cover complexity and the Chinese Postman and the Rural Postman problems; the Capacitated Arc Routing Problem and routing problems with min-max and profit maximization objectives; and important applications, including meter reading, snow removal, and waste collection.÷
Topics examined include theoretical and computational aspects (Boolean Programming, Probabilistic Analysis of Algorithms, Parallel Computer Models and Combinatorial Algorithms), well-known combinatorial problems (such as the Linear Assignment Problem, the Quadratic Assignment Problem, the Knapsack Problem and Steiner Problems in Graphs) and more applied problems (such as Network Synthesis and Dynamic Network Optimization, Single Facility Location Problems on Networks, the Vehicle Routing Problem and Scheduling Problems).
Arc Routing: Problems, Methods, and Applications opens with a historical perspective of the field and is followed by three sections that cover complexity and the Chinese Postman and the Rural Postman problems; the Capacitated Arc Routing Problem and routing problems with min-max and profit maximization objectives; and important applications, including meter reading, snow removal, and waste collection.
This book will prove useful to researchers, students, and practitioners in transportation and will stimulate further research in this rich and fascinating area.Volume 14 examines transport and its relationship with operations and management science11 chapters cover the most recent research developments in transportationFocuses on main transportation modes-air travel, automobile, public transit, maritime transport, and more
The book is intended for researchers working on theory and applications involving location problems and models. It is also suitable as a textbook for graduate courses on facility location.