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Handbook of Research on Military, Aeronautical, and Maritime Logistics and Operations

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Effective logistics management has played a vital role in delivering products and services, and driving research into finding ever improving theoretical and technological solutions. While often thought of in terms of the business world, logistics and operations management strategies can also be effectively applied within the military, aeronautical, and maritime sectors. The Handbook of Research on Military, Aeronautical, and Maritime Logistics and Operations compiles interdisciplinary research on diverse issues related to logistics from an inclusive range of methodological perspectives. This publication focuses on original contributions in the form of theoretical, experimental research, and case studies on logistics strategies and operations management with an emphasis on military, aeronautical, and maritime environments. Academics and professionals operating in business environments, government institutions, and military research will find this publication beneficial to their research and professional endeavors.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Foreword
    1. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF LOGISTICS
    2. IMPLEMENTATIONS OF LOGISTICS
    3. APPLICATIONS OF INNOVATIVE LOGISTICS
    4. OPTIMIZATION IN LOGISTICS
  6. Preface
  7. Section 1: Theoretical Foundations of Logistics
    1. Chapter 1: The Premises of Logistics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE NAVY FACING POLITICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND STRATEGIC CHALLENGES
      4. THE NAVY FACING FINANCIAL AND ORGANISATIONAL CHALLENGES
      5. SCIENTIFIC, TECHNOLOGIC, INDUSTRIAL, AND LOGISTIC CHALLENGES
      6. CONCLUSION: THE DECLINING SAILING FLEETS AND SHADOWS ON LOGISTICS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 2: Optimization of the Vertex Separation Problem with Genetic Algorithms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FORMAL DEFINITION OF VSP
      4. VSP IN MILITARY LOGISTICS
      5. GENETIC ALGORITHM
      6. COMPUTATIONAL EXPERIMENTS AND RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Supply Chains under Security Threat
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. RESEARCH FINDINGS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. NOTE
      9. FUNDING
      10. REFERENCES
      11. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 4: Intentional Food Contamination in the Food Supply Chain
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER (METHODOLOGY)
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTE
    5. Chapter 5: Clio-Combinatorics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. EXPLAINING HISTORICAL FACTS BY QUANTITATIVE METHODS: FROM CLIOMETRICS TO CLIO-SCIENCES
      4. 3. OPERATIONS RESEARCH, OBJECTIVENESS, APPLICABILITY AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES
      5. 4. THE “ITERATIVE METHODICAL LOGIC SEARCH” METHOD: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS
      6. 5. CONCLUDING REMARKS: TOWARDS A SYSTEMATIC VISION OF CLIO-COMBINATORICS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
    6. Chapter 6: Optimization of Utility Functions in an Admissible Space of Higher Dimension
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. METHODS
      4. 3. RESULTS
      5. REFERENCES
  8. Section 2: Implementations of Logistics
    1. Chapter 7: Analyzing Airport Capacity by Simulation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE AIR TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY IN NUMBERS
      4. ANALYZING PROCESSES WITHIN PASSENGER TERMINAL BUILDINGS
      5. LITERATURE REVIEW
      6. MODELING APPROACH
      7. RESULTS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 8: VisTHAA
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF HEURISTIC ALGORITHMS
      5. A VISUALIZATION TOOL FOR HEURISTIC ALGORITHM ANALYSIS
      6. CASE OF STUDY: PERFORMANCE OF BIN PACKING ALGORITHMS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 9: Modelling the Route Choice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. FLOWS’ ASSIGNMENT ON TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS
      4. 3. THE VOLUME-DELAY FUNCTIONS
      5. 4. FUNCTION'S BEHAVIOUR AND ITS PARAMETERS
      6. 5. UTILIZING VDFS IN MODELLING
      7. 6. CONCLUDING REMARKS
      8. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 10: The Influence and Management of the Supply Chain Performance of Manufacturing SMEs in Aguascalientes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. MATERIALS AND METHODS
      4. 3. RESULTS
      5. 4. CONCLUSION
      6. 5. RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 11: Comparison of Two Random Weight Generators for Multi-Objective Optimization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3. NON-NUMERICAL RANKING PREFERENCES METHOD (NRPM)
      5. 4. NON-UNIFORM WEIGHT GENERATOR METHOD
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 12: A Hybrid Metaheuristic Algorithm for the Quay Crane Scheduling Problem
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. QUAY CRANE SCHEDULING PROBLEM
      5. PRIOR RESEARCH ON QCSP
      6. HYBRID METAHEURISTIC ALGORITHM FOR QCSP
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
    7. Chapter 13: Temperature Modeling of a Greenhouse Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN RESULTS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 3: Applications of Innovative Logistics
    1. Chapter 14: Multi-Objective Simulated Annealing Algorithms for General Problems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION
      4. 3. SIMULATED ANNEALING
      5. 4. MULTI-OBJECTIVE SIMULATED ANNEALING FRAMEWORK
      6. 5. MODERN RESEARCH ABOUT MOSA
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 15: Emergency Department Logistic Optimization Using Design of Experiments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WAITING TIME: DOE ANALYSIS
      5. DESIGN OF EXPERIMENT
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 16: Implementing a Container Ship Stowage Problem for Humanitarian Aid in Palestine Based on Cultural Algorithms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. ARTIFICIAL DESIGNING AN ENVIRONMENT TO ACCOMMODATE CONTAINERS ON A CARGO SHIP
      4. 3. CULTURAL ALGORITHM SIMULATOR
      5. 4. COMPLEMENTARY METHODOLOGY
      6. 5. EXPERIMENTS
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 17: A Hybrid Intelligent Risk Identification Model for Configuration Management in Aerospace Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. AEROSPACE SAFETY CRITICAL SYSTEMS
      5. CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT IN DO-178
      6. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
      7. SOLUTION ARCHITECTURE
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 18: Hybrid Multi-Annealing Simulated Annealing Applied to Vehicle Routing Problem
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE FORMAL DEFINITION OF THE VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM
      4. 3. THE CLASSICAL SIMULATED ANNEALING
      5. 4. THE SIMULATED MULTIANNEALING ALGORITHM
      6. 5. THE CLARKE AND WRIGHT SAVINGSALGORITHM
      7. 6. THE HYBRID SIMULATED MULTIANNEALING ALGORITHM
      8. 7. EXPERIMENTATION AND RESULTS
      9. 8. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 19: Maritime Logistics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MARITIME LOGISTICS FUNCTIONS
      5. PORT LOGISTICS
      6. GREEN MARITIME LOGISTICS
      7. DECISION PROBLEMS IN MARITIME LOGISTICS
      8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. REFERENCES
    7. Chapter 20: A Mobile Application for Helping Urban Public Transport and Its Logistics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROJECT DESCRIPTION
      5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      6. APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
      7. TRANSITION DIAGRAM
      8. USE CASE DIAGRAM
      9. CLASS DIAGRAM
      10. DATABASE
      11. TECHNOLOGIES
      12. ALGORITHMS
      13. IMPLEMENTATION
      14. TREE DIRECTORY
      15. APPLICATION
      16. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      17. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      18. CONCLUSION
      19. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      20. REFERENCES
  10. Section 4: Optimization in Logistics
    1. Chapter 21: A Review of the Main Options of Tools for Optimizing Operations (in Companies, Manufacturing, and Supply Chains)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. DATA ANALYSIS
      6. 5. RESULTS
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 22: The Application of Hanoi Towers Game in Logistics Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. COMMON SOLUTIONS FOR TOWERS OF HANOI
      4. 3. METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. EXPERIMENT
      6. 5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 23: Determining Maximum Load of Passengers and Goods to an Aerotaxi in Southwestern Chihuahua
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
      4. 3. IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTELLIGENT APPLICATION
      5. 4. CONCLUSION
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 24: Use of GVRP as a Model of Two Specific Real World Problems and Its Bioinspired Solution
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VEHICLE ROUTING
      4. TRANSPORT MODEL AND ITS VARIANTS
      5. TRAVELLING SALESMAN PROBLEM
      6. VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM
      7. CAPABILITY VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM
      8. VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM TIME WINDOWS
      9. A BRIEF VIEW OF OTHER VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEMS
      10. GVRP ON REAL WORLD SCENARIOS
      11. BIO-INSPIRED ALGORITHM AND THEIR APPLICATION IN VEHICLE ROUTING PROBLEM
      12. FOOD DELIVERY
      13. DATA TREATMENTS
      14. ANT COLONY OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHM
      15. ANT-BASED SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLE ROUTING
      16. FIREFLY ALGORITHM
      17. FIREFLY ALGORITHM APPLIED TO REAL WORD PROBLEM
      18. RESULTS
      19. CONCLUSION
      20. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 25: Strategic Designing and Optimization of Mixed Flow Impeller Blades for Maritime Applications
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. NOTATIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS
      4. 3. LITERATURE SURVEY
      5. 4. DESIGNING OF IMPELLER BLADE
      6. 5. 3D MODELING OF IMPELLER BLADE
      7. 6. FINITE ELEMENT METHOD ANALYSIS
      8. 7. VALIDATION OF BLADE POSITION USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK (ANN)
      9. 8. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. APPENDIX 1
      12. APPENDIX 2
      13. APPENDIX 3
    6. Chapter 26: An Estimation of Distribution Algorithm-Based Approach for the Order Batching Problem
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. BACKGROUND
      5. EDA FOR THE ORDER-BATCHING PROBLEM
      6. RESULTS AND COMPARISON
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 27: Determining the Relationship between Time of Construction and Cranes Organization by Applying the Bees Algorithm for Reducing the Time of Construction of Houses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HONEY BEE APIS MELLIFERA
      4. FUNCTIONS OF WORKERS
      5. LIFE CYCLE - METAMORPHOSIS
      6. ANATOMY BEE
      7. GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
      8. IF TWENTY WORKSHOP
      9. METHODOLOGY FOR APPLICATION OF THE ALGORITHM OF BEES
      10. RECEIPT OF MATERIALS
      11. CONSTRUCTION
      12. ALGORITHM IMPLEMENTATION BEES TWENTY CASE WORKSHOP
      13. REFERENCES
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors