The Logic of Logistics

Theory, Algorithms, and Applications for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • David Simchi-Levi
  • Xin Chen
  • Julien Bramel

Part of the Springer Series in Operations Research book series (ORFE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-11
  3. Performance Analysis Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 12-12
    2. Pages 33-53
    3. Pages 55-68
  4. Inventory Models

  5. Design and Coordination Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 166-166
    2. Pages 167-178
    3. Pages 199-214
  6. Vehicle Routing Models

  7. Logistics Algorithms in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 292-292
    2. Pages 293-318
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 337-355

About this book


Fierce competition in today's global market provides a powerful motivation for developing ever more sophisticated logistics systems. This book, written for the logistics manager and researcher, presents a survey of the modern theory and application of logistics. The goal of the book is to present the state of the art in the science of logistics management. As a result, the authors have written a timely and authoritative survey of this field that many practitioners and researchers will find makes an invaluable companion to their work.


Logistics Logistics Management algorithms calculus optimization supply chain planning

Authors and affiliations

  • David Simchi-Levi
    • 1
  • Xin Chen
    • 2
  • Julien Bramel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignUrbana
  3. 3.CDC-IXIS Financial Guaranty (CFIG)New York

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