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Dec 17

Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

H. Zijm, M. Klumpp, A. Regattieri, S. Heragu (Eds.)
Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Series: Lecture Notes in Logistics

Offers unique international perspectives from authors experienced in both research and industrial cooperation

Applies an international textbook approach with “three-level structure” per chapter: basic, advanced, state-of-the-art

Provides both an overview and a source on latest developments Features motivating case studies in many chapters

This book provides an overview of important trends and developments in logistics and supply chain research, making them available to practitioners, while also serving as a point of reference for academicians. Operations and logistics are cornerstones of modern supply chains that in turn are essential for global business and economics. The composition, character and importance of supply chains and networks are rapidly changing, due to technological innovations such as Information and Communication Technologies, Sensors and Robotics, Internet of Things, and Additive Manufacturing, to name a few (often referred to as Industry 4.0). Societal developments such as environmental consciousness, urbanization or the optimal use of scarce resources are also impacting how supply chain networks are configured and operated. As a result, future supply chains will not just be assessed in terms of costeffectiveness and speed, but also the need to satisfy agility, resilience and sustainability requirements. To face these challenges, an understanding of the basic as well as more advanced concepts and recent innovations is essential in building competitive and sustainable supply chains and, as part of that, logistics and operations. These span multiple disciplines and geographies, making them interdisciplinary and international. Therefore, this book contains contributions and views from a variety of experts from multiple countries, and combines management, engineering as well as basic information technology and social concepts. More info >>>

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