The complexity of distribution structures is augmented by means of a variety of developments: globalization of the producing undefined, emerging buyer calls for, and the opposite flows inside of closed-loop structures. during this gentle, the necessity for ‘advanced’ making plans equipment which are according to quantitative optimization is consistently expanding. This publication takes up the demanding situations posed via those advancements. In doing so, it offers fresh effects and case stories from a bunch of researchers that often meet on the IWDL (International Workshop on Distribution Logistics). The textual content covers the layout of distribution networks, automobile routing, warehousing and opposite logistics. It additionally features a accomplished evaluate of greater than 60 case reports in opposite logistics.
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