Springer Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering

The Logic of Logistics

Theory, Algorithms, and Applications for Logistics Management

Authors: Simchi-Levi, David, Chen, Xin, Bramel, Julien

  • Presents a survey of the modern theory and application of logistics management
  • Only book that combines theory, algorithms and best practice in logistics and supply chain management
  • Timely and authoritative survey of the field
  • Four new chapters added in addition to five new sections with a significant update of two existing sections
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About this Textbook

Fierce competition in today's global market provides a powerful motivation for developing ever more sophisticated logistics systems. This book, written for the logistics manager and researcher, presents a survey of the modern theory and application of logistics. The goal of the book is to present the state of the art in the science of logistics management.

This third edition includes new chapters on the subjects of game theory, the power of process flexibility, supply chain competition and collaboration. Among the other materials new to the edition are sections on discrete convex analysis and its applications to stochastic inventory models, as well as extended discussions of integrated inventory and pricing models. The material presents a timely and authoritative survey of the field that will make an invaluable companion to the work of many researchers and practitioners.

Review of earlier edition:

"The present book focuses on the application of operational research and mathematical modelling techniques to logistics and supply chain management (SCM) problems. The authors performed a substantial revision of the 1st edition and included a number of new subjects. The book is carefully written and is an important reference for readers with a solid background in probability and optimisation theory. The present book should be seen as a valuable guide describing techniques that can be applied or adapted to real-life situations." (OR News, Issue 25, 2005).

About the authors

David Simch-Levi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Xin Chen is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Julien Bramel works in financial analysis in New York City.

Reviews

“All chapters conclude with many exercises that allow to consolidate the material, models methods and theorems of the relevant chapter. The book is a broad introduction into logistics from a wide perspective. It provides a solid basis for understanding and contribution on more specific topics to the state of the art in modern logistics.” (Erwin Pesch, zbMATH 1327.90020, 2016)

"The present book focuses on the application of operational research and mathematical modelling techniques to logistics and supply chain management (SCM) problems. The authors performed a substantial revision of the 1st edition and included a number of new subjects … . The book is carefully written and is an important reference for readers with a solid background in probability and optimisation theory … . the present book should be seen as a valuable guide describing techniques that can be applied or adapted to real-life situations." (Teresa Melo, OR News, Issue 25, 2005)


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eBook $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Logic of Logistics
Book Subtitle
Theory, Algorithms, and Applications for Logistics Management
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9149-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9149-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9148-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5021-8
Series ISSN
1431-8598
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XX, 447
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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