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
About the Author
Paolo Brandimarte is Full Professor of Quantitative Methods for Finance and Logistics at Politecnico di Torino in Italy. He is the author of several publications, including six books, on the application of optimization and simulation to diverse areas such as production management, telecommunications, and finance. Dr. Brandimarte has extensive teaching experience in engineering and economics faculties, including master’s- and PhD-level courses.
Giulio Zotteri, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Industrial Engineering at Politecnico di Torino in Italy. Dr. Zotteri’s research interests include demand management and forecasting, inventory control, and operations management.
|Title||Introduction to Distribution Logistics
Volume 21 of Statistics in Practice
|Author||Paolo Brandimarte, Giulio Zotteri|
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