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Logistics Operations and Management

Book Description

This book provides a comprehensive overview of how to strategically manage the movement and storage of products or materials from any point in the manufacturing process to customer fulfillment. Topics covered include important tools for strategic decision making, transport, packaging, warehousing, retailing, customer services and future trends.



  • An¬†introduction to logistics
  • Provides practical applications
  • Discusses trends and new strategies in major parts of the logistic industry

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Image
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Front-matter
  4. Copyright
  5. List of Contributors
  6. 1. Overview
    1. 1.1. History
    2. 1.2. Definition of Logistics
    3. 1.3. Evolution of Logistics Over Time
    4. 1.4. Other Logistical Books
    5. 1.5. The Focus of This Book
    6. 1.6. Organization
    7. 1.7. Audiences
  7. 2. Physical Flows
    1. 2.1. The Transportation System
    2. 2.2. Physical Nature of the Product
    3. 2.3. Channels of Distribution
    4. 2.4. Warehousing and Storage
  8. 3. Logistics Strategic Decisions
    1. 3.1. Strategy
    2. 3.2. Strategic Planning
    3. 3.3. Logistics
    4. 3.4. Logistics Decisions
    5. 3.5. Logistics Planning
    6. 3.6. Logistics Strategic Decisions
    7. 3.7. Tools of Strategic Decision Making
    8. 3.8. Logistics Strategic Flexibility
    9. 3.9. Summary
  9. 4. Logistics Philosophies
    1. 4.1. Lean Logistics
    2. 4.2. Agile Logistics
  10. 5. Logistics Parties
    1. 5.1. Third-Party Logistics: An Overview
    2. 5.2. New Generations of Logistics Parties
    3. 5.3. 3PLs: Theories and Conceptualizations
    4. 5.4. Concluding Remarks
  11. 6. Logistics Future Trends
    1. 6.1. Main Influencing Issues
    2. 6.2. Future Trends in Some Logistics Sectors
    3. 6.3. Future Trends in Technical Reports
  12. 7. Transportation
    1. 7.1. Basic Aspects in Transportation Systems
    2. 7.2. Classification of Transportation Problems
    3. 7.3. Case Study: An Application of Cost Analyses for Different Transportation Modes in Turkey
  13. 8. The Vehicle-Routing Problem
    1. 8.1. Definitions and Applications
    2. 8.2. Basic VRP Variants
    3. 8.3. Solution Techniques for Basic VRP Variants
    4. 8.4. Other Variants of VRP
    5. 8.5. Case Studies
  14. 9. Packaging and Material Handling
    1. 9.1. Material Handling
    2. 9.2. Packaging
    3. 9.3. Case Study
  15. 10. Storage, Warehousing, and Inventory Management
    1. 10.1. The Reasons for Storage Inventory
    2. 10.2. The Role of Distribution Centers and Warehouses in Logistics
    3. 10.3. Warehouse Location
    4. 10.4. Warehouse Design
    5. 10.5. Types of Warehouses
    6. 10.6. Warehouse Components
    7. 10.7. Warehouse Tasks and Activities
    8. 10.8. Inventory Management
    9. 10.9. Virtual Warehouses
  16. 11. Customer Service
    1. 11.1. Customer-Service Definition
    2. 11.2. What Is Behind the Growing Importance of Customer Service?
    3. 11.3. Customer-Service Elements
    4. 11.4. Order-Cycle Time
    5. 11.5. Developing a Policy for Customer Service
    6. 11.6. Measuring Customer-Service Performance
  17. 12. Logistics System
    1. 12.1. The Importance of Information in Logistics
    2. 12.2. Logistic Information System
    3. 12.3. Logistics Information and Communication Technology
    4. 12.4. Conclusion
  18. 13. Reverse Logistics
    1. 13.1. The Literature on RL
    2. 13.2. Review of Various Aspects of RL
    3. 13.3. Information Technology for RL [3]
    4. 13.4. RL and Vehicle Routing [30]
    5. 13.5. Quantitative Models for RL [8]
    6. 13.6. Classification of Product Recovery Networks [9]
  19. 14. Retail Logistics
    1. 14.1. Overview
    2. 14.2. Typology
    3. 14.3. Techniques
    4. 14.4. Future Trends
    5. 14.5. Case Study
  20. 15. Humanitarian Logistics Planning in Disaster Relief Operations
    1. 15.1. Introduction
    2. 15.2. Disasters
    3. 15.3. Disaster Management System Cycle
    4. 15.4. Humanitarian Logistics
    5. 15.5. Humanitarian Logistics Problems
    6. 15.6. Coordination of Humanitarian Logistics Systems
    7. 15.7. Performance Measurement of Humanitarian Logistics Systems
    8. 15.8. Case Studies and Learned Lessons
    9. 15.9. Conclusion
  21. 16. Freight-Transportation Externalities
    1. 16.1. Introduction
    2. 16.2. Freight-Transportation Trends and Costs
    3. 16.3. Over-the-Road Freight-Transportation Externalities
    4. 16.4. Policies to Reduce Externalities
    5. 16.5. Conclusion
  22. 17. Robust Optimization of Uncertain Logistics Networks
    1. 17.1. A Literature Review on RO
    2. 17.2. Optimization Under Uncertainty
    3. 17.3. RO of Logistics Networks
    4. 17.4. Challenges of RO
  23. 18. Integration in Logistics Planning and Optimization
    1. 18.1. Logistics Planning and Optimization Problem
    2. 18.2. Significance of Integrated LP
    3. 18.3. Issues in Integrated LP
    4. 18.4. An Integrated LP Model
    5. 18.5. Optimization Tools and Techniques
    6. 18.6. A Case Study
  24. 19. Optimization in Natural Gas Network Planning
    1. 19.1. Introduction
    2. 19.2. Natural Gas Network Problems
    3. 19.3. Survey on Application of Optimization
    4. 19.4. Case Studies
    5. 19.5. Conclusions and Directions for Further Research
  25. 20. Risk Management in Gas Networks
    1. 20.1. Structure of Gas Networks
    2. 20.2. The Vulnerabilities and Risks of Gas Networks
    3. 20.3. How to Manage Risks in Gas Networks?
  26. 21. Modeling the Energy Freight-Transportation Network
    1. 21.1. Introduction
    2. 21.2. Energy Freight-Transportation Network
    3. 21.3. Case Studies
    4. 21.4. Conclusions and Directions for Further Research