Efficiency and Innovation in Logistics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3319013785
  • ISBN-13: 9783319013787
  • DDC: 658.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 178 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The importance of logistics in all its variations is still increasing. New technologies emerge, new planning methods and algorithms are developed, only to face a market with a growing complexity and the need of weighting monetary costs against ecological impact. Mastering these challenges requires a scientific viewpoint on logistics, but always with applications in mind. This volume presents up-to-date logistics research in all its diversity and interconnectedness. It grew out of the "International Logistics Science Conference" (ILSC) held in Dortmund in September 2013, bringing together leading scientists and young academics from nine different countries. The conference was jointly organized by the "Efficiency Cluster Logistics" and the "Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics". The Program Committee used a double blind review process to choose the 12 strongest contributions, which were then grouped in four areas: - Sustainability logistics, including electric mobility, smart information, communication technologies and corporate social responsibility management - Intralogistics, including the detection of autonomous vehicles, 3D computer vision and sensor functions for forklift trucks - Transport logistics, including distribution centre organization, delivery performance in railway systems and logistics reference modelling - Logistics facilities, including environmental impact of container ports, parcel sorting systems and model based systems engineering. 

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Program Committee.
Organizing Committee.
1: Sustainability Logistics.
2: Electric Mobility in Last Mile Distribution.
3: Green Technologies and Smart ICT for Sustainable Freight Transport.
4: Corporate Social Responsibility Management of Small and Medium Sized Logistics Service Providers.
5: Intralogistics.
6: Collaborative Detection of Autonomous Transport Vehicles.
7: 3D-Computer Vision for Automation of Logistic Processes.
8: ‘‘Staplerauge’’: A Framework for Camera-Based Sensor Functions on Forklift Trucks.
9: Transport Logistics.
10: Integrated System for Combining Decisional Problems in a Distribution Centre.
11: Measurement and Optimization of Delivery Performance in Industrial Railway Systems.
12: Development of a Logistics Reference Model for Subsurface Construction.
13: Logistics Facilities.
14: A Life-Cycle Approach to Characterizing Environmental Impact of Logistics Equipment in Container Ports: An Example of Yard Trucks.
15: Throughput Maximization of Parcel Sorter Systems by Scheduling Inbound Containers.
16: Model Based Systems Engineering and Warehouse Design.