Introduction to Logistics Engineering

Author: G. Don Taylor
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420088571
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Despite its importance, logistics engineering often lags industry requirements, especially in terms of engineering-based needs. Filling the gap between education and practice, this brief but comprehensive volume covers the most basic material in the field of logistics engineering, making is suitable for those who require an overview of the topic. The book discusses logistics from historical and economic perspectives, covers the basic tools required for the study and practice of logistics, and reviews the metrics that can be used to evaluate progress. It then delves into activities that commonly fill the workdays of logisticians. The book closes with an excellent chapter on logistics as an integrating systems function.

Introduction to Distribution Logistics

Author: Paolo Brandimarte
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470170045
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unique introduction to distribution logistics that focuses on both quantitative modeling and practical business issues Introduction to Distribution Logistics presents a complete and balanced treatment of distribution logistics by covering both applications and the required theoretical background, therefore extending its reach to practitioners and students in a range of disciplines such as management, engineering, mathematics, and statistics. The authors emphasize the variety and complexity of issues and sub-problems surrounding distribution logistics as well as the limitations and scope of applicability of the proposed quantitative tools. Throughout the book, readers are provided with the quantitative approaches needed to handle real-life management problems, and areas of study include: Supply chain management Network design and transportation Demand forecasting Inventory control in single- and multi-echelon systems Incentives in the supply chain Vehicle routing Complete with extensive appendices on probability and statistics as well as mathematical programming, Introduction to Distribution Logistics is a valuable text for distribution logistics courses at both the advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate levels in a variety of disciplines, and prior knowledge of production planning is not assumed. The book also serves as a useful reference for practitioners in the fields of applied mathematics and statistics, manufacturing engineering, business management, and operations research. The book's related Web site includes additional sections and numerical illustrations.

Logistics Engineering and Health

Author: Hayfa Zgaya
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0081010680
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This book presents the research that resulted from a fruitful collaboration between many CNRS research laboratories, health establishments and industrialists. This research contributes to the study and the development of logistical systems, in particular health-oriented logistical systems, in order to manage and optimize physical, informational and financial flows. The authors examine optimization and modeling methods to facilitate decision support for the management of logistics systems in the health field, including solutions to problems encountered in the management of logistics flows and the study of systems incorporating these flows. In the first chapter, logistics engineering is presented whilst the second chapter introduces the study of real cases of transport, management crisis and warehouse management logistics systems. The third chapter is devoted to the study of hospital systems and emergency services and in the fourth chapter, the authors highlight the operational aspect of the hospital system thanks to an innovative modeling approach. Finally, mathematical and algorithmic models of scheduling, and dynamic orchestration of the collaborative workflow by a multi-agent system, are introduced. Presents innovative optimization and modeling methods to provide decision support for the management of logistics systems Provides guidance to healthcare and hospital workers who must control the flow of process issues (i.e. patient information, products, equipment) and the restructuring that results internally in the pooling of resources, especially technical platforms Includes answers to problems encountered in the management of logistics flows and the study of systems incorporating these flows Addresses the challenges of quality and speed in an innovative approach to organizational, economic, technological, and informational optimization

Introduction to Logistics Systems Management

Author: Gianpaolo Ghiani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111849217X
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Introduction to Logistics Systems Management is the fully revised and enhanced version of the 2004 prize-winning textbook Introduction to Logistics Systems Planning and Control, used in universities around the world. This textbook offers an introduction to the methodological aspects of logistics systems management and is based on the rich experience of the authors in teaching, research and industrial consulting. This new edition puts more emphasis on the organizational context in which logistics systems operate and also covers several new models and techniques that have been developed over the past decade. Each topic is illustrated by a numerical example so that the reader can check his or her understanding of each concept before moving on to the next one. At the end of each chapter, case studies taken from the scientific literature are presented to illustrate the use of quantitative methods for solving complex logistics decision problems. An exhaustive set of exercises is also featured at the end of each chapter. The book targets an academic as well as a practitioner audience, and is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in logistics and supply chain management, and should also serve as a methodological reference for practitioners in consulting as well as in industry.

Logistics Engineering Handbook

Author: G. Don Taylor
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420004588
Format: PDF
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Achieving state-of-the-art excellence and attaining the cost reductions associated with outstanding logistics efforts is an obvious gain in terms of competitive edge and profitability. As logistics tools evolve in comprehensiveness and complexity, and the use of these new tools becomes more pervasive, maintaining a position of leadership in logistics functions also becomes increasingly difficult. And in spite of its importance not only to the bottom line but also to the functionality of your operations, logistics improvement often lags industry requirements. Taking a unique engineering approach, the Logistics Engineering Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of traditional methods and contemporary topics. The book delineates basic concepts and practices, provides a tutorial for common problems and solution techniques, and discusses current topics that define the state of the logistics market. It covers background information that defines engineering logistics, activities and implementation, transportation management, enabling technologies, and emerging trends. Each chapter includes either a brief case study overview of an industrially motivated problem or a tutorial using fabricated data designed to highlight important issues. Presentation, organization, and quality of content set this book a part. Its most distinctive feature is the engineering focus, instead of the more usual business/supply chain focus, that provides a mathematically rigorous treatment without being overly analytical. Another important characteristic is the emphasis on transportation management, especially freight transportation. The section on emerging and growing trends makes the handbook particularly useful to the savvy logistics professional wishing to exploit possible future trends in logistics practice. The handbook is a one-stop shopping location for logistics engineering reference materials ranging from basics to traditional problems, to state-of-the-market concerns and opportunities.

RFID in Logistics

Author: Erick C. Jones
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420009361
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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tagging is now mandated by the department of defense and many of the world’s largest retailers including Wal-Mart. In order to stay competitive, more than 200,000 manufacturers and suppliers must develop strategies for integrating RFID technologies into their supply chains. RFID in Logistics: A Practical Introduction provides businesses and other relevant concerns with an authoritative step-by-step guide to the implementation and diverse applications of this revolutionary communications technology. Survey RFID applications in entertainment, credit devices, wireless communications, healthcare, and libraries Learn about both active and passive system components testing models Examine best practices for integrating RFID technology into the supply chain Combining techniques from computer, electrical, and industrial engineering, RFID in Logistics: A Practical Introduction supplies the basic instruction needed to develop and implement RFID technology.

Sustainable Reverse Logistics Network

Author: Daoud Aït-Kadi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118563131
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Traditional logistical chains have enabled us to respond efficiently to the needs of customers in terms of services and products. However, the returns, rejects and by-products of these activities have been eliminated or ignored. Reverse logistics aims at valuing these products using a value creation network integrating recovery, processing, recycling, distribution or clean removal processes. In the context of sustainable development, integrating economic, social and environmental factors, these activities raise questions concerning the design of products, processes and logistic networks. Taking these considerations into account involves significant changes that affect business models as well as consumer habits. New working methods and a long-term vision are the new bases for sustainable logistic networks. The objective of this book is to supply an educational tool for engineering schools, as well as a management tool for the efficient implementation of the reverse logistics function. It brings together the knowledge acquired by the scientific community. Even if reverse logistics has been the subject of several books over the past few years, very few theories have been developed and the subject is far from being exhausted. This book proposes generic concepts and processes that can be adapted to all businesses producing goods and services and which aim to integrate reverse logistics. These processes will enable us to shed light on their complexity and to take into account all the important variables. Contents 1. Logistics Challenge. 2. Reverse Logistics Engineering. 3. Ecodesign. 4. Value Loops.

Logistics Operations and Management

Author: Reza Farahani
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 012385203X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of how to strategically manage the movement and storage of products or materials from any point in the manufacturing process to customer fulfillment. Topics covered include important tools for strategic decision making, transport, packaging, warehousing, retailing, customer services and future trends. An introduction to logistics Provides practical applications Discusses trends and new strategies in major parts of the logistic industry

Logistics Engineering and Management

Author: Benjamin S. Blanchard
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9781292027135
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For Industrial Engineering courses focusing on logistic engineering and management. An authoritative exploration of logistics management within the engineering design and development process, this book concentrates on the design, sustaining maintenance and support of systems from a lifecycle perspective. This is the only text that deals with logistics and system support: (1) as an integrated entity and an integral part of the overall structure of a total system; (2) from a total system life-cycle perspective-from the initial identification of a need through design and development, production, utilization and support, and retirement and material disposal; and (3) as a major consideration early in the system life cycle during the system engineering design and development process.