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Logistics Network Optimization


An overview of mathematical models of supply systems.

The optimal production problem of determining in a logistics network.

The knapsack and a simple knapsack problem.

The shortest path problem and the minimum spanning tree problem in a graph, the Vehicle Routing Problems.

Statistical methods for determining parameters in supply systems simulation models. MIT Beer Games and derivatives.

Mark chain, birth and death processes. Theory of queues with applications in logistics.


Goals and competencies

Ability to systematically approach to transport and logistics systems and ability to formal decision-making.

Ability to build models based on analysis of simulation results.

Basic literature

  1. W. L. Winston, Operations Research: Applications and Algorithms, 4th Edition, Thomson Brooks/Cole, Belmont, 2004.
  2. A.Čižman ‐ Operacijske raziskave: teorija in uporaba v organizaciji. Moderna organizacija, Kranj 2004.
  3. Ravindran AR, Warsing DP. Supply Chain Engineering: Models and Applications: CRC Press; 2016.