Optimization Tools for Logistics

Optimization Tools for Logistics

Jean-Michel Réveillac, Consultant

ISBN : 9781785480492

Publication Date : November 2015

Hardcover 466 pp

150.00 USD



This book presents the main problems encountered in operational research, such as maximum flows, turn management and optimal paths, transport and allocation programs or stock and flow planning. Two main axes are proposed: a simple theoretical approach which details the fundamental mathematics necessary for the comprehension and solution of the main difficulties encountered, and a practical approach constructed around IT tools such as spreadsheets, project managers or flow simulators.
Optimization Tools for Logistics is illustrated with practical and theoretical examples using advanced spreadsheets. It proposes scheduling tools and applications linked to the study of flows as well as exercises with their solutions commented upon for each topic studied.


1. Operational Research.
2. Elements of Graph.
3. Optimal Paths.
4. Dynamic Programming.
5. Scheduling with PERT and MPM.
6. Maximum ; Flow in a Network.
7. Trees, Tours and Transport.
8. Linear Programming.
9. Software.
10. Operational Research Usinga Spreadsheet.
11. Dashboards, Spreadsheets and Pivot Tables.
12. Scheduling and Planning with a Project Manager.
13. Computerized Flow Simulation.

About the authors

Jean-Michel Réveillac is a consultant-adviser and lecturer for large companies. He currently teaches at the University of Burgundy, and CNAM in France and at IGA in Morocco.