© 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. Decision Aid Tools

    1. Nadezhda Sotskova, Jörg Haustein, Winfried Jäicke, Wolfgang Thämelt
      Pages 247-261
    2. Anatoly Pashkevich, Gennady Kulikov, Peter Fleming, Mikhail Kazheunikau
      Pages 263-275
    3. Stéphane Galland, Frédéric Grimaud, Philippe Beaune, Jean-Pierre Campagne
      Pages 277-287
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 289-289

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 combinatorics

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Supply Chain Optimisation
  • Book Subtitle Product/Process Design, Facility Location and Flow Control
  • Editors Alexandre Dolgui
    Jerzy Soldek
    Oleg Zaikin
  • Series Title Applied Optimization
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-23566-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-9854-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-23581-3
  • Series ISSN 1384-6485
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 290
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Operations Research, Management Science
Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking