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Supply Chain Intelligence

Application and Optimization

  • Kaushik Kumar
  • J. Paulo Davim

Part of the Management and Industrial Engineering book series (MINEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Supply Chain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carmela Di Mauro, Salvatore Cannella, Roberto Dominguez, Alessando Ancarani
      Pages 3-18
  3. Cold Chain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Dheeraj Kumar, Ravi Kant Singh, Apurba Layek
      Pages 63-80
  4. Block Chain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Dheeraj Kumar, Ravi Kant Singh, Apurba Layek
      Pages 113-127
  5. Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Sayantani Mondal, Aman Khatoon, Swarup Poria
      Pages 131-154
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 173-174

About this book


The book provides an introduction to logistics and supply chain management and the application of evolutionary computation, focusing on specific fields related to supply chain issues, from strategic sourcing decisions, and production planning and control to inventory to logistics and its application using evolutionary / heuristics techniques. Bridging the gap between management research, decision-making and computer analysis, this interdisciplinary book features state-of-the-art descriptions of the corresponding problems and advanced methods for solving them.


Inventory Models Inventory Control Intelligence Optimization Heuristics Evolutionary Optimization Genetic Algorithm

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBirla Institute of Technology, MesraRanchiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

About the editors

Kaushik Kumar, B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering, REC (Now NIT), Warangal), MBA (Marketing, IGNOU) and Ph.D (Engineering, Jadavpur University), is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, India. He has 14 years of teaching & research and worked for a leading international manufacturer for over 11 years. His teaching and research interests include quality management systems, optimization, non-conventional machining, CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping and composites. He holds 9 Patents, and has published  28 books, 17 edited volumes, 48 book chapters, over 140 papers in international journals,  and presented over 20 papers at national and  international conferences. He is on the editorial board and review panel of 7 international and 1 national journals. He has received numerous awards and honors.

J. Paulo Davim received holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto (FEUP). He was also awarded a postdoctorate degree (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra and a D.Sc. (Higher Doctorate) from London Metropolitan University. He is a Portuguese Institution of Engineers Senior Chartered Engineer with an MBA and specialist qualifications in engineering and industrial management as well as in metrology. He is also Eur Ing by FEANI-Brussels and a fellow (FIET) of IET London. Currently, he is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials, mechanical and industrial engineering, with a special interest in machining & tribology. He is also has an interest in management, engineering education and higher education for sustainability. He has coordinated and participated in several funded research projects and has received several scientific awards and honors. He has evaluated projects for the ERC (European Research Council) and other international research agencies and served as a Ph.D. examiner for universities in various countries. He is the author (or co-author) of more than 10 books, 80 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences, and he is the editor-in-chief, editor or guest editor of several international journals, books and book series, and a scientific advisor for various international journals and conferences. He is a member of the editorial boards of 30 international journals and is a reviewer for more than 100 prestigious Web of Science journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Supply Chain Intelligence
  • Book Subtitle Application and Optimization
  • Editors Kaushik Kumar
    J. Paulo Davim
  • Series Title Management and Industrial Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Management, Industrial Engineer.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-46424-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-46427-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-46425-7
  • Series ISSN 2365-0532
  • Series E-ISSN 2365-0540
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 174
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Industrial and Production Engineering
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