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Optimization of Logistics

Alice Yalaoui, University of Technology of Troyes, France Hicham Chehade, University of Technology of Troyes, France Farouk Yalaoui, University of Technology of Troyes, France Lionel Amodeo, University of Technology of Troyes, France

ISBN: 9781848214248

Publication Date: October 2012   Hardback   304 pp.

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This book aims to help engineers, Masters students and young researchers to understand and gain a general knowledge of logistic systems optimization problems and techniques, such as system design, layout, stock management, quality management, lot-sizing or scheduling. It summarizes the evaluation and optimization methods used to solve the most frequent problems. In particular, the authors also emphasize some recent and interesting scientific developments, as well as presenting some industrial applications and some solved instances from real-life cases. Performance evaluation tools (Petri nets, the Markov process, discrete event simulation, etc.) and optimization techniques (branch-and-bound, dynamic programming, genetic algorithms, ant colony optimization, etc.) are presented first. Then, new optimization methods are presented to solve systems design problems, layout problems and buffer-sizing optimization. Forecasting methods, inventory optimization, packing problems, lot-sizing quality management and scheduling are presented with examples in the final chapters.

Contents

1. Modeling and Performance Evaluation.
2. Optimization.
3. Design and Layout.
4. Tactical Optimization.
5. Scheduling.

About the Authors

Alice Yalaoui is Associate Professor at the University of Technology of Troyes, France. She works on industrial optimization systems and her research deals with lot-sizing, scheduling, systems design problems, bin-packing problems, etc. She is in charge of simulation and scheduling courses.
Hicham Chehade is Assistant Professor at the University of Technology of Troyes, France. His main research fields are design problems, scheduling, production management and the simulation of production systems.
Farouk Yalaoui is Full Professor at the University of Technology of Troyes, France. His main research topics are scheduling, systems design and production management. He is the head of a production management research group.
Lionel Amodeo is Full Professor at the University of Technology of Troyes, France. He is currently in charge of the Engineering Degree course on Industrial Systems. His research interests include logistic and production systems optimization, scheduling, facility layout and line design problems.

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