Location Logistics in Supply Chain Management

  • Iris HeckmannEmail author
  • Stefan Nickel


Location decisions play a key role in strategic logistics and supply chain management. In this chapter, we place the emphasis on the interaction of logistics activities and long-term supply chain decision-making on location logistics models. We cover modeling formulations of logistics core activities related to different industrial supply chain settings. In particular, we relate current challenges in supply chain management and their implications on relevant logistics activities. Finally, new research directions and areas of interest are provided.


Logistics Supply chain management Strategic network design Real-world facility location problems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Camelot ITLab GmbHKölnGermany
  2. 2.KIT Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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