One of the big improvements in commercial network design technology is the additional of multi-objective optimization. As supply chain managers know, designing the right supply chain means balancing different objectives. By being able to understand how different objectives relate to each other, you can make better decisions.
We recorded a short interview with Supply Chain Television Channel and CSCMP on multi-objective optimization (it starts at about the 7:00 minute mark).
The book has a chapter devoted to multi-objective optimization as well as information throughout the book. For example, in Chapter 4 where we talk about different service levels we provide some insight on how to think about different objectives.