Chapter 1 Daily Planning for Three-Echelon Logistics Associated with Inventory Management under Demand Deviation 1
Chapter 2 New Local Search Algorithmfor Vehicle Routing Problemwith Simultaneous Pickupand Delivery 31
MUSTAFA AVCI AND ŞEYDA TOPALOĞLU
Chapter 3 Optimal Fencing in Airline Industry with Demand Leakage 53
SYED ASIF RAZA AND MIHAELA TURIAC
Chapter 4 Bi-Objective Berth–Crane Allocation Problemin Container Terminals 83
DENIZ OZDEMIR AND EVRIM URSAVAS
Chapter 5 Route Selection Problemin the Arctic Region for the Global Logistics Industry 105
Chapter 6 Route Design in a Pharmaceutical Warehouse via Mathematical Programming 133
ZEYNEL SIRMA, AYSUN AKIŞ, ZEYNEP YALÇIN, AND FADIME ÜNEY-YÜKSEKTEPE
Chapter 7 Integrated Decision Model for Medical Supplier Evaluation 145
MEHTAP DURSUN, ZEYNEP SENER, AND E. ERTUGRUL KARSAK
Chapter 8 Arc Selection and Routing for Restoration of Network Connectivity after a Disaster 165
AYŞE NUR ASALY AND F. SIBEL SALMAN
Chapter 9 Feasibility Study of Shuttle Services to Reduce Bus Congestion in Downtown Izmir 195
ERDİNÇ ÖNER, MAHMUT ALİ GÖKÇE, HANDE ÇAKIN, AYLİN ÇALIŞKAN, EZGİ KINACI, GÜRKAN MERCAN, EZEL İLKYAZ, AND BERİL SÖZER
Chapter 10 Relocation of the Power Transmission and Distribution Division of a Multinational Electronics and Electrical Engineering Company 213
Chapter 11 Location Problems with Demand Regions 237
DERYA DİNLER, MUSTAFA KEMAL TURAL, AND CEM İYİGÜN
Chapter 12 ANew Approach for Synchronizing Production and Distribution Scheduling: Case Study 253
E. GHORBANI-TOTKALEH, M. AMIN NAYERI, AND M. SHEIKH SAJADIEH
Chapter 13 An Integrated Replenishment and Transportation Model: Computational Performance Assessment 271
RAMEZ KIAN, EMRE BERK, AND ÜLKÜ GÜRLER
We are pleased to present this book that focuses on a key concept of industrial engineering that has received increased attention throughout the years—logistics. Starting from classical location and routing models, the concept of logistics has evolved through different application areas in the last two decades. Especially with the development of the party logistics (PL) concept due to different levels of outsourcing logistic operations and with the increasing demand from industry, academic research interest in logistics has increased rapidly throughout the years. This book provides an outlet for recent developments in global logistics. It clearly illustrates logistics problems encountered in many different application areas and presents the state of the art of some classical applications.
We therefore believe that this book can create an awareness of the richness in the logistics applications of the industrial engineering discipline.
Logistics is one of the key concepts of industrial engineering that has received increasing attention throughout the years. This book focuses on some recent developments in global logistics and will therefore provide some of the more exciting applications, developments, and implementations of classical operations research techniques on logistics problems. This book contains 13 chapters on topics ranging from continuous location models to disaster relief logistics. Chapters 1 and 2 are devoted to some variations and recent developments in the most classical logistic problem, the vehicle routing problem (VRP), followed by analyses and discussions on various logistics problems of airline and marine systems. The book details a wide range of application-oriented studies, ranging from a metropolitan bus routing problem to relief logistics. The problems encountered in continuous space deserve special attention and an overview of continuous location problems is provided in Chapter 11. Finally, Chapters 12 and 13 discuss the issue of consolidation, scheduling, and replenishment decisions together with routing.
In more detail, Chapter 1 focuses on a three-echelon logistics network and proposes a methodology that supports decision making at a tactical and operational level associated with daily inventory management. The methodology also includes a new method for solving multi-depot VRPs.
Especially with the growing interest in reverse logistics problems, the vehicle routing problem with simultaneous pick up and delivery (VRPSPD) has attracted more research interest. Chapter 2 presents a local search solution approach for this problem. The proposed approach is a hybrid version of simulated annealing and variable neighborhood descent methods and computationally outperformed the methods in the literature on benchmark instances.
Chapter 3 presents a novel approach for airline logistics including fare pricing and seat inventory control. Especially in today’s competitive environment, market segmentation through differentiated pricing is a common practice and Chapter 3 provides an analysis for the airline industry.
Chapter 4 focuses on the berth–crane allocation problem in container terminals. Container terminal logistics became an active research area with the increasing trend in seaborne trade. The chapter proposes a decision support tool for simultaneous berth allocation and crane scheduling problems.
Another marine system logistics application is analyzed in Chapter 5 where Arctic transportation is being investigated. Especially due to global warming, the Arctic Ocean is more navigable and Chapter 5 investigates ice navigation problems and proposes a model stating factors that affect ice navigation.
Chapter 6 considers the route design problem of a pharmaceutical warehouse. The chapter presents a good healthcare application of logistics problems over real data obtained from a pharmaceutical logistics company.
Another application in healthcare logistics is presented in Chapter 7 in which medical suppliers are evaluated through a fuzzy linguistic representation model.
Relief logistics is one of the leading research areas in logistics, due to its importance and challenges. Chapter 8 discusses logistics planning after major disasters. The chapter mainly focuses on connecting the underlying road network of a region so that relief materials can be transported. The chapter also provides a case study of the Istanbul highway network.
Chapter 9 represents a public downtown transportation system for one of the major cities of Turkey. The chapter discusses a real data-driven simulation model that outputs a new shuttle system with fewer buses.
Another application-oriented study is discussed in Chapter 10 in which a relocation problem of a multinational electronics and electrical engineering company is solved. Utilizing real material flows and departmental relationships, it develops new layout options.
Chapter 11 focuses on continuous facility location problems and provides a comprehensive review. The chapter details a synthesis based on objective functions, distance measures, problem types, and solution methodologies.
For applications involving consolidation, logistics problems often arise in connection with scheduling and/or lot sizing decisions. Chapter 12 discusses such an example and a model that integrates routing and batching problems.
Finally, Chapter 13 considers joint replenishment and transportation problems. Especially in cargo-handling logistics operations at seaports and container terminals, transportation costs have a differentiable but nonlinear structure. Chapter 13 discusses such functions, which also have substitutable inputs, and provides an analysis utilizing dynamic and mixed integer formulations.