Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain

Advanced Models, Tools and Applications for Storage Systems

Editors: Manzini, Riccardo (Ed.)

  • Includes original applications of advanced models and methods useful for practitioners in industry
  • Gives easy access to the problems related to storage and warehousing in industrial systems
  • Provides case studies rarely presented in the literature
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With increased globalization and offshore sourcing, global supply chain management is becoming an important issue for many businesses as it involves a company's worldwide interests and suppliers rather than simply a local or national orientation. The storage systems significantly affect the level of quality of products, the customer’s service level, and the global logistic cost. The mission of warehousing systems design, control and optimization is to effectively ship products in the right place, at the right time, and in the right quantity (i.e. in any configuration) without any damages or alterations, and minimizing costs.

Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain presents and discusses a set of models, tools and real applications, including a few case studies rarely presented with a sufficient detail by other literature, to illustrate the main challenges in warehousing activities. This includes all warehouse operations (from receiving to shipping), problems and issues (e.g. storage allocation, assignment, layout, vehicle routing) for industrial and service systems as parts of global supply chains.

Advanced and effective solving methods are also illustrated and the discussed case studies help the reader to quickly apply the proposed models and techniques/algorithms. Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain is useful to managers and practitioners of industry and service sectors for the determination and modeling of the critical issues concerning warehousing systems planning and design. It is a valuable source of information for engineering students, doctoral and post-doctoral students, and researchers of academic institutions who are searching for advanced modeling approaches and solving techniques to complex logistic decision making problems.

Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain presents and discusses a set of models, tools and real applications, including a few case studies rarely presented with a sufficient detail by other literature, to illustrate the main challenges in warehousing activities. This includes all warehouse operations (from receiving to shipping), problems and issues (e.g. storage allocation, assignment, layout, vehicle routing) for industrial and service systems as parts of global supply chains.

Advanced and effective solving methods are also illustrated and the discussed case studies help the reader to quickly apply the proposed models and techniques/algorithms. Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain is useful to managers and practitioners of industry and service sectors for the determination and modeling of the critical issues concerning warehousing systems planning and design. It is a valuable source of information for engineering students, doctoral and post-doctoral students, and researchers of academic institutions who are searching for advanced modeling approaches and solving techniques to complex logistic decision making problems.

About the authors

Riccardo Manzini is Associate Professor of Logistics for the Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering at University of Bologna, Italy. Professor of Reliability & Maintenance at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. His academic research deals with planning, design, optimization and control of production systems (both industrial and service systems)   with particular reference to logistics systems, storage systems, supply chain and distribution networks,reliability modelling and maintenance system management. Author of many scientific and technical papers and contributions on logistics, maintenance and reliability engineering, production systems design and optimization. He is the first author of the book: Manzini R., Regattieri A., Pham H., Ferrari E. (2010) Maintenance for Industrial Systems. London: Springer London Ltd., 978-1-84882-574-1.He is the originator and chairman of the International Workshop on Food Supply Chain (www.foodsupplychain.diem.unibo.it). He has carried out several research projects in co-operation with - and funded by - private and public companies on logistics, industrial plants and maintenance problems. He is a referee of several international ISI journals for Springer, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, etc.

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“Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain takes us through an almost chronological path in the development of warehouse operations and their positioning within the global supply chain. … the book provides an adequate introduction to enable the reader to further research the concepts discussed. … a valuable source of information for engineering, doctoral, and postdoctoral students, and researchers in academic institutions. I agree strongly with this and recommend the book as a reference to this audience.” (Bernard Stanley, Interfaces, Vol. 43 (6), November-December, 2013)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Order Picking: Issues, Systems and Models

    Park, Byung Chun

    Pages 1-30

  • Storage Systems and Policies

    Goetschalckx, Marc

    Pages 31-51

  • Warehouse Layouts

    Dukic, Goran (et al.)

    Pages 55-69

  • Order-Picking by Cellular Bucket Brigades: A Case Study

    Lim, Yun Fong

    Pages 71-85

  • A Sequential Order Picking Policy for Shipping Large Numbers of Small Quantities of Goods

    Shiau, Jiun-Yan

    Pages 87-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Warehousing in the Global Supply Chain
Book Subtitle
Advanced Models, Tools and Applications for Storage Systems
Editors
  • Riccardo Manzini
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-2274-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-2274-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2273-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6032-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 486
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