330 pages | 60 B/W Illus.
Reporting on cutting-edge research in production, distribution, and transportation, The Supply Chain in Manufacturing, Distribution, and Transportation: Modeling, Optimization, and Applications provides the understanding needed to tackle key problems within the supply chain. Viewing the supply chain as an integrated process with regard to tactical and operational planning, it details models to help you address the wide range of organizational issues that can adversely affect your supply chain.
This compilation of scholarly research work from academia and industry considers high-level production schedules, product sourcing, network alignment, distribution center layouts, transportation operations with stochastic demand, inventory planning, and day-to-day operations planning. The book is divided into three sections:
Because tactical and operational models rely on quality forecasts of demand, the text examines stochastic customer demand, coordination of supply chain functions, and solution algorithms. It reviews real-world business applications and case studies that illustrate the modeling solutions discussed.
Lawrence (management, New Jersey Institute of Technology), Klimberg (decision and system sciences, Saint Joseph's U.), and Miori (decision and system sciences, Saint Joseph's U.) present research conducted in order to provide insight on the integration of transportation, distribution, and production in the management of the supply chain. Fourteen chapters are organized into sections examining industrial and service applications of the supply chain, analytic probabilistic models of supply chain problems, and optimization models of supply chain problems.
—In Research Book News, booknews.com, February 2011
INDUSTRIAL AND SERVICE APPLICATIONS OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Multicriteria Decision Making in Ethanol Production Problems: A Fuzzy Goal Programming Approach; Kenneth D. Lawrence, Dinesh R. Pai, Ronald K. Klimberg and Sheila M. Lawrence
From Push to Pull: The Automation and Heuristic Optimization of a Caseless Filler Line in the Dairy Industry; Brian W. Segulin
Optimization of Medical Services: The Supply Chain and Ethical Implications; Daniel J. Miori and Virginia M. Miori
Using Hierarchical Planning to Exploit Supply Chain Flexibility: An Example from the Norwegian Meat Industry; Peter Schütz, Asgeir Tomasgard, and Kristin Tolstad Uggen
Transforming U.S. Army Supply Chains: An Analytical Architecture for Management Innovation; Greg H. Parlier
ANALYTIC PROBABILISTIC MODELS OF SUPPLY CHAIN PROBLEMS
A Determination of the Optimal Level of Collaboration between a Contractor and Its Suppliers under Demand Uncertainty; Seong-Hyun Nam, John Vitton, and Hisashi Kurata
Online Auction Models and Their Impact on Sourcing and Supply Management; John F. Kros and Christopher M. Keller
Analytical Models for Integrating Supplier Selection and Inventory Decisions; Burcu B. Keskin
Inventory Optimization of Small Business Supply Chains with Stochastic Demand; Kathleen Campbell, Gerard Gampagna, Anthony Costanzo and Christopher Matthews
OPTIMIZATION MODELS OF SUPPLY CHAIN PROBLEMS
A Dynamic Programming Approach to the Stochastic Truckload Routing Problem; Virginia M. Miori
Modeling Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Efficient Location/Allocation Decisions; Ronald K. Klimberg, Samuel J. Ratick, Vinay Tavva, Sasanka Vuyyuru, and Daniel Mrazik
Sourcing Models for End-of-Use Products in a Closed-Loop Supply Chain; Kishore K. Pochampally and Surendra M. Gupta
A Bi-Objective Supply Chain Scheduling; Tadeusz Sawik
Applying Data Envelopment Analysis and Multiple Objective Data Envelopment Analysis to Identify Successful Pharmaceutical Companies; Ronald K. Klimberg, George P. Sillup, George Webster, Harold Rahmlow, and Kenneth D. Lawrence