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Supply Chain Management and its Applications in Computer Science

Book Description

Supply chain management is a key topic for a large variety of strategic decision problems. It is essential in making efficient decisions related to the management of inventory and the delivery of final products to customers.

The focus of this book is the understanding of the supply chain taxonomy, the different levels of decision and the impact of one level on another depending on the modeling of the addressed objectives.

The authors explore the potential problems that can be addressed within the supply chain, such as the inventory, the transportation and issues of holding, and find applications in numerous fields of study, from cloud computing and networking through to industrial sciences.

The reader can find each issue described and its positioning in the supply chain determined. A computer science framework is also developed to show how the use of electronic platforms can aid in the handling of these potential problems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. List of Figures
  5. List of Tables
  6. Glossary
  7. Introduction
  8. 1 Preliminaries in Decision-Making
    1. 1.1. Introduction
    2. 1.2. Decision-making problems
    3. 1.3. Optimization modeling of a decision problem
    4. 1.4. Game theory modeling of a decision problem
    5. 1.5. Allocation methods
    6. 1.6. Conclusion
  9. 2 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
    1. 2.1. Introduction
    2. 2.2. Main elements of the supply chain
    3. 2.3. Main activities in the supply chain
    4. 2.4. Decision levels in the supply chain
    5. 2.5. Conclusion
  10. 3 The Ordering Problem
    1. 3.1. Introduction
    2. 3.2. Terminology
    3. 3.3. The one supplier–one retailer ordering problem
    4. 3.4. The one supplier–multiple retailers ordering problem
    5. 3.5. The multiple suppliers–one retailer ordering problem
    6. 3.6. The multiple suppliers–multiple retailers ordering problem
    7. 3.7. Conclusion
  11. 4 The Warehousing Problem
    1. 4.1. Introduction
    2. 4.2. Problem description
    3. 4.3. WP with variable cost/without conflicts
    4. 4.4. WP with fixed cost/without conflicts
    5. 4.5. WP with variable cost/with conflicts
    6. 4.6. WP with fixed cost/with conflicts
    7. 4.7. A DSS design for the warehousing problem
    8. 4.8. Example
    9. 4.9. Answer
    10. 4.10. Conclusion
  12. 5 Inventory Management
    1. 5.1. Introduction
    2. 5.2. Definition of inventory management
    3. 5.3. Purposes of inventory
    4. 5.4. Inventory modeling
    5. 5.5. Conclusion
  13. 6 The Delivery in the Supply Chain
    1. 6.1. Introduction
    2. 6.2. The delivery process in the SC
    3. 6.3. Problem description
    4. 6.4. First Variant: delivery with capacitated trucks
    5. 6.5. Second Variant: delivery with time windows
    6. 6.6. A real case study: the case of Tunisia
    7. 6.7. Alternative resolution approaches for the delivery problem
    8. 6.8. A DSS design for the delivery problem
    9. 6.9. Conclusion
  14. Bibliography
  15. Index
  16. End User License Agreement