Global Logistics Management focuses on the evolution of logistics in the last two decades, and highlights recent developments from a worldwide perspective. The book details a wide range of application-oriented studies, from metropolitan bus routing problems to relief logistics, and introduces the state of the art on some classical applications. The book addresses typical logistic problems, most specifically the vehicle routing problem (VRP), followed by a series of analyses and discussions on various logistics problems plaguing airline and marine systems.
The text addresses problems encountered in continuous space, and discusses the issue of consolidation, scheduling, and replenishment decisions together with routing. It proposes a methodology that supports decision making at a tactical and operational level associated with daily inventory management, and also examines the three-echelon logistic network.
This material provides numerous examples and additional topics that include:
Global Logistics Managementclearly illustrates logistic problems encountered in many different application areas, and provides you with the latest advances in classical applications.
"The editors have done a great job of covering a very broad area of research with their selection of topics. The selection includes traditional topics, such as a review of the state of the art in location selection models, as well as contemporary ones, such as logistics in the face of global warming, models in healthcare, and disaster management applications. The topics…are relevant and interesting, well written, technically sound, and constitute significant contributions to the area of logistics. The topics collectively emphasize the importance of simultaneous consideration of multiple aspects of logistics problems together (e.g., tactical and operational, distribution and inventory, here-and-how and wait-and-see decisions), which is a major and relatively recent trend that researchers as well as practitioners should be aware of. The book communicates this important message. Each one of several application-oriented chapters could easily be used as case studies in graduate-level applied operations research or in a logistics course."
—Suleyman Karabuk, University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA
"I like the depth and rigour of material presented … well written and contain up-to-date references."
—Rajesh Piplani, Nanyang Tech. University, Singapore
Daily Planning for Three-Echelon Logistics Associated with Inventory Management under Demand Deviation; Yoshiaki Shimizu
New Local Search Algorithm for Vehicle Routing Problem with Simultaneous Pickup and Delivery;Mustafa Avcı and Şeyda Topaloğlu
Optimal Fencing in Airline Industry with Demand Leakage;Syed Asif Raza and Mihaela Turiac
Bi-Objective Berth–Crane Allocation Problem in Container Terminals;Deniz Ozdemir and Evrim Urs Avas
Route Selection Problem in the Arctic Region for the Global Logistics Industry;Bekir Sahin
Route Design in a Pharmaceutical Warehouse via Mathematical Programming; Zeynel Sırma, Aysun Akış , Zeynep Yalçın, and Fadime Üney-Yüksektepe
Integrated Decision Model for Medical Supplier Evaluation;Mehtap Dursun, Zeynep Sener, and E. Er Tugrul Karsak
Arc Selection and Routing for Restoration of Network Connectivity after a Disaster;Ayşe Nur Asaly and F. Sibel Salman
Feasibility Study of Shuttle Services to Reduce Bus Congestion in Downtown Izmir; Erdinç Öner, Mahmut Ali Gökçe, Hande Çakin , Aylin Çalişkan, Ezgi Kinaci , Gürkan Mercan , Ezel İlkyaz, and Beril Sözer
Relocation of the Power Transmission and Distribution Division of a Multinational Electronics and Electrical Engineering Company; Mesut Kumru
Location Problems with Demand Regions; Derya Dinler, Mustafa Kemal Tural, and Cem İyigün
A New Approach for Synchronizing Production and Distribution Scheduling: Case Study;E. Ghorbani-Totkaleh, M. Amin Nayeri, and M. Sheikh Sajadieh
An Integrated Replenishment and Transportation Model: Computational Performance Assessment; Ramez Kian, Emre Berk, and Ülkü Gürler