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Introduction to Logistics Systems Management

ISBN-10: 1119943388
ISBN-13: 9781119943389
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Book details

List price: $94.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/22/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 478
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Introduction to Logistics Systems Planning and Control presents a self contained introduction to the quantitative methods necessary for logistics systems management at a level suitable for students of engineering, computer science and management science. With this new, thoroughly revised edition, the author introduces business logistics and covers sales forecasting, inventory management, warehouse design and management and transport planning and control, and includes new chapters on procurement and the design of automated storage and retrieval systems, as well as new case studies that demonstrate how the methods can be applied to complex logistics problems. It is illustrated throughout by real examples and features a number of new case studies that show the reader how to apply the methods described, and a supporting website features new exercises and teaching material

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
List of Abbreviations
Introducing logistics
Definition of logistics
Logistics systems
Logistics activities
Information flows and logistics networks
Case of more products
Reverse logistics
Integrated logistics
Objectives of logistics
Measures of the service level
Management of the logistics system
Planning phase
Organizational phase
Control phase
Case study: The Pfizer logistics system
Questions and problems
Forecasting logistics requirements
Introduction
Qualitative methods
Quantitative methods
Graphical representation of time series
Classification of time series
Data preprocessing
Insertion of missing data
Detection of outliers
Data aggregation
Removing the calendar variations
Deflating monetary time series
Adjusting for population variations
Normalizing the data
Choice of the forecasting method
Notation
Casual versus extrapolation methods
Decomposition method
Further time series extrapolation methods: The constant trend case
Further time series extrapolation methods: The linear trend case
Further time series extrapolation methods: The seasonal effect case
Further time series extrapolation methods: The irregular series case
Sporadic time series
Advanced forecasting method
Accuracy measure and forecasting monitoring
Accuracy measures
Tuning of the forecasting methods
Forecast control
Interval forecasts
Case study: Forecasting methods at Adriatica Accumulatori
Case study: Sales forecasting at Orlea
Questions and problems
Locating facilities in logistics systems
Introduction
Qualitative methods
Quantitative methods
Single-commodity single-echelon continuous location problems
Single-commodity single-echelon discrete location problems
Single-commodity two-echelon discrete location problems
The multicommodity case
Location-covering problems
p-centre problems
Hybrid methods
Stochastic location models
Case study: Container warehouse location at Hardcastle
Case study: The organ transplantation location-allocation policy of the Italian National Transplant Centre
Questions and problems
Selecting the suppliers
Introduction
Definition of the set of potential suppliers
Definition of the selection criteria
Supplier selection
Case study: The system for the selection of suppliers at Baxter
Questions and problems
Managing a warehouse
Introduction
Performance parameters
Decision-making problems
Warehouse design
Choice of warehouse systems
Choice of warehouse layout
Sizing of the storage zone
Sizing of the receiving zone
Sizing of the shipping zone
Tactical decisions for warehouse logistics planning
Product allocation to the storage points
Inventory management
Operational decisions for warehouse logistics management
Package picking from the storage zone
Package consolidation in load units
Case study: Performance evaluation of an AS/RS system conducted by Wert Consulting
Case study: Inventory management at Wolferine
Case study: Airplane loading at FedEx
Questions and problems
Managing freight transport
Introduction
Modes of transport
Classification of transport problems
Freight Traffic Assignment Problems (TAPs)
Minimum-cost flow formulation
Linear single-commodity minimum-cost flow problems
Linear multicommodity minimum-cost flow problems
Service network design problems
The linear fixed-charge network design model
Vehicle allocation problems
A dynamic driver assignment problem
Fleet composition
Shipment consolidation
Vehicle routing problems
The travelling salesman problem
The Node Routing Problem with Capacity and Length Constraints
The Node Routing and Scheduling Problem with Time Windows
Arc routing problems
Route sequencing
Real-time vehicle routing problems
Integrated location and routing problems
Vendor-managed inventory routing
Case study: Air network design at Intexpress
Case study: Meter reader routing and scheduling at Socal
Case study: Dynamic vehicle-dispatching problem with pickups and deliveries at eCourier
Questions and problems
Index

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