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Author Nagurney, Anna.

Title Networks Against Time : Supply Chain Analytics for Perishable Products
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (147 pages)
Series SpringerBriefs in Optimization
SpringerBriefs in optimization.
Contents Networks Against Time; Preface; Contents; Part I Introduction and Scope; Chapter1 Introduction and Scope; 1.1 Background; 1.2 The Methodological Framework; 1.3 The Organization of the Book; References; Part II Supply Chain Network Optimization Models and Applications; Chapter2 Blood Supply Chains; 2.1 Motivation and Overview; 2.2 The Blood Supply Chain Network Model; 2.2.1 The Components of a Blood Banking System; 2.2.2 The Formulation; 2.2.3 Illustrative Blood Supply Chain Network Examples; Sensitivity Analysis; 2.3 The Algorithm
2.3.1 Explicit Formulae for the Euler Method Appliedto the Blood Supply Chain Network VariationalInequality (2.38)2.4 A Case Study; 2.5 Summary and Conclusions; 2.6 Sources and Notes; References; Chapter3 Medical Nuclear Supply Chains; 3.1 Motivation and Overview; 3.2 The Medical Nuclear Supply Chain Network Model; 3.2.1 The Underlying Physics; 3.2.2 The Multicriteria Decision-Making Problem in LinkFlows and in Path Flows; 3.3 The Computational Approach; 3.3.1 Explicit Formulae for the Lagrange Multipliers at Step 1 [cf. (3.28)]
3.3.2 An Exact Equilibration Algorithm for a Specially Structured Generalized Network3.4 A Case Study; 3.5 Summary and Conclusions; 3.6 Sources and Notes; References; Part III Supply Chain Network Game Theory Models and Applications; Chapter4 Food Supply Chains; 4.1 Motivation and Overview; 4.2 The Food Supply Chain Network Oligopoly Model; 4.2.1 The Underlying Chemistry; 4.2.2 Competitive Behavior and Cournot-Nash Equilibrium; 4.3 The Algorithm; 4.3.1 Explicit Formulae for the Euler Method Appliedto the Fresh Produce Supply Chain Network OligopolyVariational Inequality (4.17)
4.4 A Case Study4.5 Summary and Conclusions; 4.6 Sources and Notes; References; Chapter5 Pharmaceutical Supply Chains; 5.1 Motivation and Overview; 5.2 The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Network Oligopoly Model; 5.2.1 An Illustrative Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Network Example; 5.3 The Algorithm; 5.3.1 Explicit Formulae for the Euler Method Appliedto the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain GeneralizedNetwork Oligopoly Variational Inequality (5.4); 5.4 A Case Study; 5.5 Outsourcing; 5.6 Mergers and Acquisitions; 5.7 Summary and Conclusions; 5.8 Sources and Notes; References
Chapter6 Fast Fashion Apparel Supply Chains6.1 Motivation and Overview; 6.2 The Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Network OligopolyModel; 6.3 The Algorithm; 6.3.1 Explicit Formulae for the Euler Method Appliedto the Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain NetworkOligopoly Variational Inequality (6.14); 6.4 A Case Study; 6.5 Summary and Conclusions; 6.6 Sources and Notes; References; Glossary of Notation
Summary Despite significant achievements, thediscipline of supply chain management is still unable to satisfactorily handlemany practical real-world challenges. The authors of Networks AgainstTime claim that a unified supply chain network analytics framework isneeded which should be able to handle optimization and competitive behaviorwhile also maintain relevance to many industrial sectors in which perishableproducts are prominent, from healthcare to food and from fashion apparel totechnology. ThisBrief provides a wide range of critical supply chain problems which aremodeled as generalized networks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Business logistics.
Perishable goods.
Form Electronic book
Author Yu, Min (Writer on business)
Masoumi, Amir H.
Nagurney, Ladimer S.
ISBN 129933671X (MyiLibrary)
9781299336711 (MyiLibrary)