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Logistics Engineering Handbook / Edition 1

Logistics Engineering Handbook / Edition 1

by G. Don TaylorG. Don Taylor
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780367387976
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/21/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

G. Don Taylor

Table of Contents

Preface xi

About the Editor xiii

Contributors xv

Section I Introduction to Logistics Engineering

1 Logistics from a Historical Perspective Joel L. Sutherland 1-1

2 Economic Impact of Logistics Rosalyn A. Wilson 2-1

3 Logistics Engineering Tool Chest Dušan Teodorovic Katarina Vukadinovic 3-1

4 Logistics Metrics Thomas L. Landers Alejandro Mendoza John R. English 4-1

5 Logistics as an Integrating System's Function Benjamin S. Blanchard 5-1

Section II Logistics Activities

6 Customer Service Richard Germain Wayne Whitworth 6-1

7 Purchasing and Sourcing Chi-Guhn Lee 7-1

8 Demand Forecasting in Logistics: Analytic Hierarchy Process and Genetic Algorithm-Based Multiple Regression Analysis William Ho Carman Ka Man Lee 8-1

9 Facilities Location and Layout Design Benoit Montreuil 9-1

10 Inventory Control Theory: Deterministic and Stochastic Models Lap Mui Ann Chan Mustafa Karakul 10-1

11 Material Handling System Sunderesh S. Heragu 11-1

12 Warehousing Gunter P. Sharp 12-1

13 Distribution System Design Marc Goetschalckx 13-1

14 Transportation Systems Overview Joseph Geunes Kevin Taaffe 14-1

Section III Topics in Transportation Management

15 Real-Time Dispatching for Truckload Motor Carriers Warren B. Powell 15-1

16 Classic Transportation Problems K. Bulbul Gunduz Ulusoy A. Sen 16-1

17 Pricing and Rating Ryan E. Maner Tarek T. Taha Gary L. Whicker 17-1

18 Management of Unbalanced Freight Networks G. Don Taylor, Jr. 18-1

19 Revenue Management and Capacity Planning Douglas R. Bish Ebru K. Bish Bacel Maddah 19-1

Section IV Enabling Technologies

20 Ubiquitous Communication: Tracking Technologies within the Supply Chain M. Eric Johnson 20-1

21 Electronic Connectivity and Software Darren M. Scott 21-1

22 Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability in Logistics C. Richard Cassady Edward A. Pohl Thomas G. Yeung 22-1

23 Funding and Justifying Logistics Ricki G. Ingalls Yen-Ping Leow Sehwail Loay Sehwail 23-1

24 Logistics and the Internet Teodor Gabriel Crainic M. Grazia Speranza 24-1

Section V Emerging and Growing Trends

25 Reverse Logistics, Green Logistics, and Packaging James R. Stock 25-1

26 Global Logistics Concerns David Bennett 26-1

27 Outsourcing and Third-Party Logistics Xiubin Wang Qiang Meng 27-1

28 Brief Overview of Intermodal Transportation Tolga Bektas Teodor Gabriel Crainic 28-1

29 Logistics in Service Industries Manuel D. Rossetti 29-1

30 Securing the Supply Chain Luke Ritter 30-1

Index I-1

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