Mathematical Methods and Operation Research in Logistics, Project Planning, and Scheduling

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January 2023
288 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-6372-5 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-6373-2 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Mathematical Methods and Operation Research in Logistics, Project Planning, and Scheduling that was published in

Computer Science & Mathematics
Physical Sciences
Public Health & Healthcare

In the last decade, the Industrial Revolution 4.0 brought flexible supply chains and flexible design projects to the forefront. Nevertheless, the recent pandemic, the accompanying economic problems, and the resulting supply problems have further increased the role of logistics and supply chains. Therefore, planning and scheduling procedures that can respond flexibly to changed circumstances have become more valuable both in logistics and projects.

There are already several competing criteria of project and logistic process planning and scheduling that need to be reconciled. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that even more emphasis needs to be placed on taking potential risks into account. Flexibility and resilience are emphasized in all decision-making processes, including the scheduling of logistic processes, activities, and projects.

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districting; last-mile delivery; hybrid heuristics; rich vehicle routing problem (RVRP); heterogeneous fleet; fleet dimensioning; VRP with time windows (VRPTW); multi-period VRP; combinatorial optimization; inventory; non-instantaneous deterioration; partial backlogging; stock-dependent demand; partial risk map; PRISM; PRISM number; failure mode and effect analysis; FMEA; RPN; risk matrix; risk assessment; safety science; systems safety; process outsourcing; inventory management; imperfect production; mathematical modeling; supply chain management; humanitarian logistics; relief distribution; network design problem; food banks; capacitated arc routing problem; dynamic capacitated arc routing problem; artificial bee colony algorithm; evolutionary optimization; move operator; drone; inventory management; GA model; route planning; warehouse; resource allocation; group technology; deterioration effect; scheduling; risk assessment; flexibility; multilevel structure; multi-trip; split delivery; auction mechanism; simulated annealing; mixed-integer linear programming model; fuzzy optimization techniques; wood pellet supply chain; flexible programming; linear programming; n/a