Facility Logistics: Approaches and Solutions to Next Generation Challenges, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Facility Logistics

Approaches and Solutions to Next Generation Challenges, 1st Edition

Edited by Maher Lahmar

Auerbach Publications

336 pages | 73 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2007-12-13
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The design of facilities, warehouses, and material-handling systems as well as the management of logistics operations significantly impact the success of industrial projects. Facility Logistics: Approaches and Solutions to Next Generation Challenges explores recent developments in the technology, industrial practices, and business environments of facility logistics.

The book first discusses the main trends impacting facility logistics operations, including visibility, security, flexibility, labor, globalization, and sustainability. It then examines the functionalities and capabilities of warehouse management systems (WMS) and outlines a comprehensive yet simple method for the quick assessment of warehouse performance. The following chapters present a set of solutions to emerging challenges in the design and management of facility logistics, along with procedures to better plan and manage the logistics activities within a production or storage facility. The final chapter reviews educational resources and offers examples of how multimedia tools can be used to develop new teaching material.

With more globalization and outsourcing occurring as well as a greater emphasis on facility sustainability, new facility logistics challenges have emerged. By evaluating the impact of these issues on facility logistics, this volume helps you improve the design and management of your facility.

Table of Contents

Facility Logistics: Forces of Change, M. Ogle

Warehouse Management Systems and Product Flow: Reconciling the Two, J.K. Higginson and J.H. Bookbinder

Warehouse Assessment in a Single Tour, M.B.M. de Koster

Simultaneous Facility Layout and Materials-Handling System Design, O. Al-Araidah, A. Krishnamurthy, and C.J. Malmborg

Impact of Cross Aisles in a Rectangular Warehouse: A Computational Study, G. Ertek, B. Incel, and M.C. Arslan

Stochastic Models for the Facilities Logistics, S.S. Heragu, G. Meng, and H. Zijm

Staging Protocols for Unit-Load Crossdocking, J.J. Bartholdi III, K.R. Gue, and K. Kang

Performance Analysis of Unit-Load Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems, Y.A. Bozer

Carousel Storage Systems, E. Hassini

Algebraic Deadlock Avoidance Policies for Sequential Resource Allocation Systems, S. Reveliotis

Teaching Warehousing Concepts through Interactive Animations and 3-D Models, G. Ertek


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