© 2005

Supply Chain Optimisation

Product/Process Design, Facility Location and Flow Control

  • Alexandre Dolgui
  • Jerzy Soldek
  • Oleg Zaikin
  • The main idea of this book is that now it is necessary to consider all the stages of product life cycle in an integrated optimisation approach, from the product/process design to the customer delivering


Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 94)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Modelling Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kurt Sandkuhl, Alexander Smirnov, Bengt Henoch
      Pages 15-24
    3. Jorge Hermosillo Worley, Bernard Grabot, Laurent Geneste, Omar Aguirre
      Pages 25-40
    4. Yuri Merkuryev, Julija Petuhova, Janis Grabis
      Pages 41-53
    5. Maxim Pashkevich, Alexandre Dolgui
      Pages 55-70
    6. Said Amari, Isabel Demongodin, Jean-Jacques Loiseau
      Pages 71-85
    7. Zbigniew Banaszak, Michał Polak
      Pages 87-100
    8. Oleg Zaikin, Przemysław Korytkowski, Emma Kushtina, Bartłomiej Małachowski
      Pages 101-116
  3. Optimisation Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Corinne Boutevin, Laurent Deroussi, Michel Gourgand, Sylvie Norre
      Pages 119-133
    3. Yuri N. Sotskov, Alexandre Dolgui, Nadezhda Sotskova, Frank Werner
      Pages 135-149
    4. Zhiqiang Lu, Nathalie Bostel, Pierre Dejax
      Pages 151-166
    5. Satyaveer Singh Chauhan, Anton Eremeev, Alexander Kolokolov, Vladimir Servakh
      Pages 167-174
    6. Jacques Lamothe, Khaled Hadj-Hamou, Michel Aldanondo
      Pages 175-190
    7. Patrick Genin, Samir Lamouri, André Thomas
      Pages 191-204
  4. Decision Aid Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Hongwei Ding, Lyès Benyoucef, Xiaolan Xie
      Pages 219-232

About this book


This volume is a collection of recent key results in supply chain optimisation. It  presents new approaches and methods based on operations research, artificial intelligence and computer sciences techniques for design of production systems, supply and inventory management, production planning and scheduling, facility location, transportation and logistics, supply flow optimisation via simulation, etc. The content focuses on a wide spectrum of optimisation problems taking into account supply chain paradigms, which create a pivotal idea to increase the productivity of modern production systems.

The first part of the book presents a set of modelling techniques taking into account the enterprise integration problem, the knowledge management in the SME networks, and the human resources in business process engineering. The second part is dedicated to advanced optimisation methods for supply chain design and management which are based on mathematical programming and metaheuristics. The third part of this book deals with some examples of advanced applied decision aid tools directly linked to real industrial problems.


This volume is suitable for industrial engineers, faculty staff and graduate students in industrial engineering, management science, operations research, artificial intelligence and computer sciences. This book can be used as a reference for graduate courses and also for researchers and industrial engineers to capture current trends in this field.


Manufacturing logistics operations research optimization production scheduling

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandre Dolgui
    • 1
  • Jerzy Soldek
    • 2
  • Oleg Zaikin
    • 2
  1. 1.Ecole des Mines de Saint EtienneFrance
  2. 2.Technical University of SzczecinPoland

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