Production Systems and Supply Chain Management in Emerging Countries: Best Practices
The book presents several highly selected cases in emerging countries where the production-logistics systems have been optimized or improved with the support of mathematical models. The book contains a selection of papers from the 5th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR) Americas 2010 held on July 21-23 in Bogotá, Colombia. The main topic of the conference was “Technologies in Logistics and Manufacturing for Small and Medium Enterprises” which is perfectly aligned with the realities of emerging countries. The book presents methodologies and case studies related to a wide variety of production/logistics systems such as diary production, auto parts, steel and iron production, and financial services. It is focused but not limited to Small/Medium Enterprises.
Focuses on emerging countries in Latin America where companies do need basic research to improve their competitivenessContributes to better understanding of production system in emerging countriesIllustrates how different tools as production system analysis, optimization, statistics, among othersHelp to improve the behavior of production and service systemsProvides insight to the enormous mixture of production problems in emerging countriesEncourages researchers to work in projects that involve developing countries