A multi-objective robust optimization model for logistics planning in the earthquake response phase

M. Najafi, K. Eshghi, W.E.H. Dullaert

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Abstract

Usually, resources are short in supply when earthquakes occur. In such emergency situations, disaster relief organizations must use these scarce resources efficiently to achieve the best possible emergency relief. This paper therefore proposes a multi-objective, multi-mode, multi-commodity, and multi-period stochastic model to manage the logistics of both commodities and injured people in the earthquake response. Also, a robust approach is developed and used to make sure that the distribution plan performs well under the various situations that can follow an earthquake. Afterwards, it proposes a solution methodology according to hierarchical objective functions and uses it to illustrate the customized robust modeling approach. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-249
Number of pages19
JournalTransportation Research. Part E, Logistics and Transportation Review
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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