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Logistics Engineering Handbook

1st Edition

Edited by G. Don Taylor

CRC Press

640 pages | 191 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2007-12-14
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Achieving state-of-the-art excellence and attaining the cost reductions associated with outstanding logistics efforts is an obvious gain in terms of competitive edge and profitability. As logistics tools evolve in comprehensiveness and complexity, and the use of these new tools becomes more pervasive, maintaining a position of leadership in logistics functions also becomes increasingly difficult. And in spite of its importance not only to the bottom line but also to the functionality of your operations, logistics improvement often lags industry requirements.

Taking a unique engineering approach, the Logistics Engineering Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of traditional methods and contemporary topics. The book delineates basic concepts and practices, provides a tutorial for common problems and solution techniques, and discusses current topics that define the state of the logistics market. It covers background information that defines engineering logistics, activities and implementation, transportation management, enabling technologies, and emerging trends. Each chapter includes either a brief case study overview of an industrially motivated problem or a tutorial using fabricated data designed to highlight important issues.

Presentation, organization, and quality of content set this book a part. Its most distinctive feature is the engineering focus, instead of the more usual business/supply chain focus, that provides a mathematically rigorous treatment without being overly analytical. Another important characteristic is the emphasis on transportation management, especially freight transportation. The section on emerging and growing trends makes the handbook particularly useful to the savvy logistics professional wishing to exploit possible future trends in logistics practice. The handbook is a one-stop shopping location for logistics engineering reference materials ranging from basics to traditional problems, to state-of-the-market concerns and opportunities.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Logistics Engineering

Logistics from a Historical Perspective, J.L. Sutherland

Economic Impact of Logistics, R.A. Wilson

Logistics Engineering Tool Chest, D. Teodorovic and K. Vukadinovic

Logistics Metrics, T.L. Landers, A. Mendoza, and J.R. English

Logistics as an Integrating System’s Function, B.S. Blanchard

Logistics Activities

Customer Service, R. Germain and W. Whitworth

Purchasing and Sourcing, C.-G. Lee

Demand Forecasting in Logistics:Analytic Hierarchy Process and Genetic Algorithm-Based Multiple Regression Analysis, W. Ho and C. Ka Man Lee

Facilities Location and Layout Design, B. Montreuil

Inventory Control Th eory:Deterministic and Stochastic Models, L.M.A. Chan and M. Karakul

Material Handling Systems, S.S. Heragu

Warehousing, G.P. Sharp

Distribution System Design, M. Goetschalckx

Transportation Systems Overview, J. Geunes and K. Taaffe

Topics in Transportation Management

Real-Time Dispatching for Truckload Motor Carriers, W.B. Powell

Classic Transportation Problems, K. Bulbul, A. Sen, and G. Ulusoy

Pricing and Rating, R.E. Maner, T.T. Taha, and G.L. Whicker

Management of Unbalanced Freight Networks, G.D.Taylor, Jr.

Revenue Management and Capacity Planning, D.R. Bish, E.K. Bish, and B. Maddah

Enabling Technologies

Ubiquitous Communication:Tracking Technologies within the Supply Chain, M.E. Johnson

Electronic Connectivity and Software, D.M. Scott

Reliability,Maintainability,and Supportability in Logistics, C.R. Cassady, E.A. Pohl, and T.G. Yeung

Funding and Justifying Logistics, R.G. Ingalls, Y.-P. Leow Sehwail, and L. Sehwail

Logistics and the Internet, T.G. Crainic and M.G. Speranza

Emerging and Growing Trends

Reverse Logistics,Green Logistics,and Packaging, J.R. Stock

Global Logistics Concerns, D. Bennett and D. Gay

Outsourcing and Third-Party Logistics, X. Wang and Q. Meng

Brief Overview of Intermodal Transportation, T. Bektas and T.G. Crainic

Logistics in Service Industries, M.D. Rossetti

Securing the Supply Chain, L. Ritter Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering