Notes On Using Optimization And DSS Techniques to Support Supply Chain And Logistics Operations

Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 30)


In this chapter, we offer recommendations on approaches that can further the rate of use of optimization and related methods in firms that may not have a rich history of utilizing these types of techniques. We begin by reviewing a framework for organizing operations from the strategic level to the daily operating level. Next, we consider traditional opportunities to employ optimization and related methods across this framework of activities. We then describe a general operating approach to facilitate the use of optimization and related decision support system (DSS) methods as a standard business practice. Finally, “lessons learned” from the author’s implementation of DSS in several industries are discussed.


Supply Chain Product Family Tactical Level Supply Chain Planning Support Supply 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Business AdministrationRider UniversityLawrenceville

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