Supply Chain Configuration

Concepts, Solutions, and Applications

  • Charu Chandra
  • Janis Grabis

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-15
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      Pages 17-40
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      Pages 41-68
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      Pages 69-86
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      Pages 87-107
  3. Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
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      Pages 137-150
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      Pages 151-172
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      Pages 173-195
  4. Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
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      Pages 199-213
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      Pages 215-228
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      Pages 229-241
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
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      Pages 245-258
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      Pages 259-275
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      Pages 277-288
    5. Charu Chandra, Jānis Grabis
      Pages 289-293
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 295-297

About this book


This book discusses the models and tools available for solving configuration problems, emphasizes the value of model integration to obtain comprehensive and robust configuration decisions, proposes solutions for supply chain configuration in the presence of stochastic and dynamic factors, and illustrates application of the techniques discussed in applied studies. It is divided into four parts, which are devoted to defining the supply chain configuration problem and identifying key issues, describing solutions to various problems identified, proposing technologies for enabling supply chain confirmations, and discussing applied supply chain configuration problems.

Its distinguishing features are:

  • an explicit focus on the configuration problem
  • an in-depth coverage of configuration models
  • an emphasis on model integration
  • and application of information modeling techniques in decision-making

New to this edition is Part II: Technologies, which introduces readers to various technologies being utilized for supply chain configuration and contains two new chapters. The volume also has an added emphasis on the most recent theoretical developments and empirical findings in the area of supply chain management and related topics. This book is appropriate for professional and technical readers, including research directors, research associates, and institutions involved in both the design and implementation of logistics systems in manufacturing and service-related products. An equally appropriate audience is the academic reader, including professors, research associates, and students in industrial, manufacturing, mechanical, and automotive engineering departments, as well as engineering management, management sciences, and production and operations management.


System and system design concepts Reconfigurable supply chains Configuration problems and methods Knowledge management Mathematical programming approaches Mixed-integer programming model Simulation and hybrid approaches Data integration technologies Configuration problem solving Mobile and cloud based technologies Business logistic configuration

Authors and affiliations

  • Charu Chandra
    • 1
  • Janis Grabis
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MichiganDearbornUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Information TechnologyRiga Technical UniversityRigaLatvia

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