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Supply Chain Configuration

Concepts, Solutions, and Applications


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Supply Chain Configuration Problem and Issues

  3. Solutions

  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Oksana Soshko, Yuri Merkuryev, Martins Chakste
      Pages 303-333
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 341-342

About this book


Supply Chain Configuration: Concepts, Solutions, and Applications provides a thorough explanation of the supply chain configuration problem and offers solutions that combine the mathematical aspects of problem solving with applications in modern information technology.


Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples, authors Charu Chandra and Janis Grabis cover state of the art technologies and solutions in supply chain configuration, including:

  • Establishment of a comprehensive definition of the supply chain configuration problem
  • Discussion of models and tools available for solving specific configuration problems
  • Discussion of solutions for supply chain configuration in the presence of stochastic and dynamic factors
  • Emphasis on the value of model integration to obtain comprehensive and robust configuration decisions
  • Applications from the automotive and retail industries

Supply Chain Configuration: Concepts, Solutions, and Applications is a must have book for practitioners and researchers who specialize in operations management and supply chain configuration.


Simulation distribution modeling optimization programming

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering DepartmentUniversity of Michigan - DearbornDearbornUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Information Technology Faculty of Computer Science and Information TechnologyRiga Technical UniversityRigaLatvia

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods
Materials & Steel
Finance, Business & Banking
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences


From the reviews:

"The book is well structured and provides a comprehensive overview of issues that are relevant to supply chain configuration decision modeling. … The book serves as material for academics and practitioners working in the field, and graduate students in management science and industrial engineering who are seeking to enhance their knowledge of specific supply chain management issues." (Sameer Kumar, Interfaces, Vol. 38 (1), 2008)