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Hierarchical Operations and Supply Chain Planning

Authors: Miller, Tan C.

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Hierarchical and Supply Chain Planning describes the application of hierarchical planning techniques to all major functional areas of supply chain planning, including production, distribution, warehousing, transportation, inventory management, forecasting and performance management. In particular, the book provides a comprehensive review and understanding of how hierarchical planning techniques and principles can contribute to the effective and efficient management and planning of supply chain activities.

The book begins with a review of some well-known, original hierarchical production planning techniques and implementations dating back several decades. Building on this historical base, it then reviews numerous more current hierarchical planning methods and applications covering a wide array of supply chain activities. Additionally the book offers a number of new and original hierarchical planning techniques and algorithms covering different components of supply chain planning. These algorithms range from simple algebraic calculations to mathematical optimization models. The book also offers an original approach for integrating supply chain measurements into measurement systems such as the balanced scorecard which evaluate total firm performance.

The book is written to cover the interests of a wide variety of audiences ranging from private industry practitioners, to academic researchers, to students of operations, logistics and supply chain management and planning. It features numerous graphical illustrations highlighting both methods and requirements for integrated hierarchical supply chain planning.

 

…does an excellent job of pulling together much of the literature that relates to hierarchical planning, and presents some new methods and algorithms as well. This book is clearly written and makes good use of tables and diagrams to illustrate the hierarchical nature of the problems studied.

I recommend this book for a variety of audiences: researchers interested in obtaining a good understanding of the current state of hierarchical modelling applications, especially optimization, in supply chain management; practitioners interested in implementing specific supply chain modeling applications; and professors interested in having a supplemented, modeling-oriented text for their advanced classes in supply chain, logistics, or operations management.

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About the authors

Tan Miller joined Pfizer in 1995 and he currently is responsible for the operations of the US Consumer Healthcare Logistics Centers. Previously at Pfizer, he has held positions as Director of Integrated Demand Management, Director of Logistics Planning and Director of Transportation. He has also held logistics and production positions with Mercer Management Consulting, Unisys, and American Olean Tile Company.


Doctor Miller has a B.A. in economics, and he received an M.A, M.B.A. and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Doctor Miller's hobbies include doing occasional research and writing on distribution and supply chain operations and planning. He has published three books and over forty articles on these topics. Doctor Miller has also previously taught part-time in the MBA program of Villanova University and at other universities, and he is currently on the editorial board of Material Handling Management magazine. He and his wife live in Morris Plains with their two sons.

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Tan Miller describes the application of hierarchical planning ideas and concepts across the supply chain… He does an excellent job of pulling together much of the literature on hierarchical planning, and he presents some new methods and algorithms as well. He writes clearly and makes good use of tables and diagrams to illustrate the hierarchical nature of the problems studied.…

I recommend this book for a variety of audiences: researchers interested in understanding the current state of hierarchical modelling applications, especially optimization, in supply-chain management; practitioners interested in implementing specific supply-chain modeling applications; and professors interested in a supplemented, modeling-oriented text for their advanced classes in supply-chain, logistics, or operations management.

Interfaces 33 January–February (2003) 96 – 97 (Reviewer: Matthew J. Liberatore)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hierarchical Operations and Supply Chain Planning
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-0305-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-0305-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-85233-592-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-1110-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 262
Additional Information
Originally published in the series: Advanced Manufacturing Series
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