Logistics: Perspectives, Approaches and Challenges


Jinghua Cheung (Editor)
Huan Song (Editor)

Series: Management Science – Theory and Applications
BISAC: BUS087000

Logistics is the management of the flow of resources between the point of origin and the point of destination in order to meet some requirements. The resources managed in logistics can include physical items such as food, materials, equipment, liquids, and staff as well as abstract items such as information, particles, and energy. This book discusses the perspectives, approaches and challenges of logistics relating to varied targets. Topics include comprehensive logistic models involving supply chains and food distribution; high density approaches to accommodating logistics activity in urban cities; logistics of hurricane evacuation in Hurricane Ike; solving routing problems using ant colonies optimization and a parallel architecture with GPUs; the benefits and obstacles to e-business adoption in the freight and logistics sector; and multi-echelon freight distribution systems as an innovative tool for increasing logistic operations efficiency. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


The Challenge of Implementing Reverse Logistics in Social Improvement: The Possibility of Expanding Sovereignty Food in Developing Communities
(Mariela Maldonado, Silvia Moya, CONICET:Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Ministerio de Educación Ciencia y Tecnología, Secretaría de Ciencias, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva de Argentina, and others)

Robust Supply Chains: An Immanent Paradigm Shift
(Jens Schumacher, Florian Maurer, Martin Dobler, Eva Kristin Haidukiewitz, University of Applied Sciences, Vorarlberg, Austria)

Multi-Stage LTL Transport Systems in Supply Chain Management
(Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Laboratoire d’Economie des Transports,
Institut des Sciences de l’Homme, France)

A Multi Objective Model for Optimization of Automated Warehouses
(Tone Lerher, Matej Borovinšek, Matjaž Šraml, Faculty of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, University of Maribor, Smetanova, Maribor, Slovenia)

High Density Approaches to Accommodating Logistics Activity in Cities: A Case Study of Singapore
(Kevin O’Connor, Urban Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia)

Logistics of Hurricane Evacuation in Hurricane Ike
(Hao-Che Wu, Michael K. Lindell, Carla S. Prater, Shih-Kai Huang, Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA)

Solving Routing Problems using Ant Colonies Optimization, and a Parallel Architecture with GPUs
(Julio Cesar Ponce, José Alberto Hernández-Aguilar, Carlos Alberto Ochoa, Fatima Sayuri Quezada, Eunice Esther Ponce de León, Crispín Zavala, Aguascalientes University, México, and others)

Benefits and Obstacles to E-Business Adoption in the Freight and Logistics Sector
(Hong-Oanh Nguyen, Department of Maritime and Logistics Management, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Australia)

Multi-Echelon Freight Distribution Systems: A Smart and Innovative Tool for Increasing Logistic Operations Efficiency
(Simona Mancini, DAUIN, Politecnico di Torino, Italy)


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