Fierce competition in today's global market provides a powerful motivation for developing ever more sophisticated logistics systems. This book, written for the logistics manager and researcher, presents a survey of the modern theory and application of logistics. The goal of the book is to present the state-of-the-art in the science of logistics management. As a result, the authors have written a timely and authoritative survey of this field that many practitioners and researchers will find makes an invaluable companion to their work.
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David Simchi-Levi, Ph.D. is a professor at MIT and cofounder and chairman of Logic Tools, Inc.
Philip Kaminsky, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley.
Edith Simchi-Levi is cofounder of Logic Tools and is vice president of operations.
Bramel is a former faculty at Columbia University and is now working on risk management for a large financial institution.
Xin Chen is the founder of Xtremework, Inc. Since the inception of .NET, Xin has helped customers in a wide range of industries turn their business ideas into software products using .NET technology. Leveraging his expertise in .NET and enterprise application integration, Xin has also worked with several technology leaders, such as Microsoft and Accenture, to bring winning solutions to their customers. When not working overtime, Xin enjoys reading books, writing books, and resting. He is the author of "BizTalk 2002 Design and Implementation" (Apress, 2003). Xin Chen earned a master's degree in statistics from Columbia University and is currently living in New Jersey.
From the reviews of the second edition:
"The present book focuses on the application of operational research and mathematical modelling techniques to logistics and supply chain management (SCM) problems. The authors performed a substantial revision of the 1st edition and included a number of new subjects ... . The book is carefully written and is an important reference for readers with a solid background in probability and optimisation theory ... . the present book should be seen as a valuable guide describing techniques that can be applied or adapted to real-life situations." (Teresa Melo, OR News, Issue 25, 2005)
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