The Logic of Logistics: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications for Logistics Management

David Simchi-Levi, Xin Chen, Julien Bramel

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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.

This third edition includes new chapters on the subjects of game theory, the power of process flexibility, supply chain competition and collaboration. Among the other materials new to the edition are sections on discrete convex analysis and its applications to stochastic inventory models, as well as extended discussions of integrated inventory and pricing models. The material presents a timely and authoritative survey of the field that will make an invaluable companion to the work of many researchers and practitioners.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages447
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4614-9149-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4614-9148-4, 978-1-4939-5021-8
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering
ISSN (Print)1431-8598
ISSN (Electronic)2197-1773


  • Logistics
  • supply chain management
  • application of logistics
  • adopted-textbook
  • Production Planning
  • Optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Control and Optimization
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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