Description

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.

Key Features

  • An introduction to logistics
  • Provides practical applications
  • Discusses trends and new strategies in major parts of the logistic industry

Readership

Researchers, professionals and students in logistics and supply chain management and operation management

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION

1. Overview

Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Shabnam Rezapour, Laleh Kardar

2. Physical Flows

Hannan Sadjady

PART II: STRATEGIC ISSUES

3. Logistics Strategic Decisions

Maryam SteadieSeifi

4. Logistics Philosophies

Zahra Rouhollahi

5. Logistics Parties

S. A. Seyed-Alagheband

6. Logistics Future Trends

Amir Zakery

PART III: TACTICL & OPERATIONAL ISSUES

7. Transportation

Zohreh Khooban

8. Vehicle Routing Problem

Farzaneh Daneshzand

9. Packaging and Material Handling

Mahsa Parvini

10. Storage, Warehousing & Inventory management

Maryam Abbasi

11. Customer Service

Samira Fallah

PART IV: SEPCIAL AREAS AND PHILOSOPHIES

12. Logistics System: Information and Communication Technology

Shokoofeh Asadi

13. Reverse Logistics

Masoomeh Jamshidi

14. Retail Logistics

Hamid Afshari and Fatemeh Hajipouran Benam

15. Logistics Planning in Disaster

Ehsan Nikbakhsh and Reza Zanjirani Farahani

16. Freight Transportation externalities

Fatemeh Ranaiefar and Amelia Regan

17. Robust Optimization of Uncertain Logistics Networks

Sara Hosseini

18. Integration in logistics planning and optimization

Behnam Fahimnia and Reza Molaei M H Ebrahimi

19. Optimization in Natural Gas Network Planning

Maryam Hamedi, Reza Zanjirani Farahani, and Gholamreza Esmaeilian

20. Risk Management in Gas Networks

Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Seyyed Mostafa Mousavi and Mohammad Bakhshayeshi Baygi

21. Modeling the Energy Freight Transportation Network

Mohsen Rajabi and Reza Zanjirani Farahani

Details

No. of pages:
486
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780123852021
Electronic ISBN:
9780123852038

About the authors

Reza Farahani

Affiliations and Expertise

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Shabnam Rezapour

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Technology and Institute for Trade Studies & Research, Tehran, Iran

Laleh Kardar

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Trade Studies and Research and University of Technology, Tehran, Iran