SpringerBriefs in Optimization

Networks Against Time

Supply Chain Analytics for Perishable Products

Authors: Nagurney, A., Yu, M., Masoumi, A.H., Nagurney, L.S.

  • ​Captures the full scope of supply chain network activities like production, storage, transportation and distribution​​
  • Case studies demonstrate the application of models and algorithms to real-world sectors ​
  • Graphically depicts network structures of distinct supply chains comparisons across different application domains 
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Despite significant achievements, the discipline of supply chain management is still unable to satisfactorily handle many practical real-world challenges.  The authors of Networks Against Time claim that a unified supply chain network analytics framework is needed which should be able to handle optimization and competitive behavior while also maintain relevance to many industrial sectors in which perishable products are prominent, from healthcare to food and from fashion apparel to technology. This Brief provides a wide range of critical supply chain problems which are modeled as generalized networks. Guidelines are provided to determine the arc multipliers that capture perish ability of the product whether food, radioisotopes, or even highly perishable blood in healthcare over space and time. Through case studies the authors portray the application of the models and algorithms to real-world sectors which illustrate the power of the framework in practice. The models and algorithms are fully described along with the input and output data in the case studies. This level of transparency is useful pedagogically as well as for future research and for applications in practice. Researchers and practitioners in mathematics, in operations research and management science, operations management, as well as in economics and computer science will find this book useful to gain a broader appreciation of the richness of network supply chain structures, processes, and applications. This book can also be used by advanced undergraduate students and graduate students in the disciplines noted above to familiarize themselves with methodologies and supply chain network models and applications.​​

Reviews

The structure of the book is very straightforward since all the chapters from 2 to 6 start by introducing the focus supply chain then unfold with the formulation of the model, the computational approach for its solution and the case study. The repetitive structure helps the reader to easily understand and connect the various parts of the book. Furthermore, each of these chapters ends with additional notes and links to other works about the supply chain at issue, as well as a rich and updated list of references, so that the content of the chapter can be related to and compared with the current state of the art. The level of mathematical formulation is adequate and all the presented formulas are explained in detail. Also, complete input and output data about case studies are presented.

In my opinion, this book is a valid contribution to the discipline of supply chain management in the time-sensitive product field because it provides a systematic and analytic framework of analysis which actually lacks in the existing literature.

-Anna Corinna Cagliano, Production Planning & Control


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Networks Against Time
Book Subtitle
Supply Chain Analytics for Perishable Products
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Optimization
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Anna Nagurney, Min Yu, Amir H. Masoumi, Ladimer S. Nagurney
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6277-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6277-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6276-7
Series ISSN
2190-8354
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 142
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations
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