Distribution Logistics

Advanced Solutions to Practical Problems

  • Bernhard Fleischmann
  • Andreas Klose
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 544)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jacqueline M. Bloemhof, Ciska M. Smeets, Jo A. E. E. van Nunen
      Pages 47-64
    3. Joachim R. Daduna, Barbara Lenz
      Pages 65-84
  3. Vehicle Routing

  4. Warehousing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Tuan Le-Anh, René De Koster
      Pages 159-183
  5. Reverse Logistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Marisa P. de Brito, Rommert Dekker, Simme Douwe P. Flapper
      Pages 243-281
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 282-286

About these proceedings


The complexity of distribution systems is augmented by various trends: globalization of the manufacturing industry, rising customer demands, and the reverse flows within closed-loop systems. In this light, the need for ‘advanced’ planning methods that are based on quantitative optimization is constantly increasing. This book takes up the challenges posed by these developments. In doing so, it presents recent results and case studies from a group of researchers that regularly meet at the IWDL (International Workshop on Distribution Logistics). The text covers the design of distribution networks, vehicle routing, warehousing and reverse logistics. It also contains a comprehensive review of more than 60 case studies in reverse logistics.


Distribution Network Logistics Warehousing business distribution modeling optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Fleischmann
    • 1
  • Andreas Klose
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Production and LogisticsUniversity of AugsburgAugsburgGermany
  2. 2.University of St. GallenSt.GallenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22100-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17020-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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