A robust optimization model for a supply chain under uncertainty

S. Hosseini, R.Z. Farahani, W.E.H. Dullaert, B. Raa, M. Rajabi, A. Bolhari

Abstract

This paper focuses on the design of a distribution network problem in a three-tiered supply chain under uncertainty. The objective is to determine the optimal number, locations and capacities of plants and warehouses to minimize the overall network costs over a variety of economic growth scenarios. For this purpose, a mixed integer linear programming model is extended in a robust optimization framework and then three heuristic approaches based on genetic and memetic algorithms and a mathematical programming approach are used to solve this problem. The effectiveness of the proposed heuristics and the trade-off between model robustness and solution robustness is investigated and directions for further researches are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-402
JournalIMA Journal of Management Mathematics
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Hosseini, S., Farahani, R. Z., Dullaert, W. E. H., Raa, B., Rajabi, M., & Bolhari, A. (2014). A robust optimization model for a supply chain under uncertainty. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, 25(4), 387-402. DOI: 10.1093/imaman/dpt014

Hosseini, S.; Farahani, R.Z.; Dullaert, W.E.H.; Raa, B.; Rajabi, M.; Bolhari, A. / A robust optimization model for a supply chain under uncertainty.

In: IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2014, p. 387-402.

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Hosseini, S, Farahani, RZ, Dullaert, WEH, Raa, B, Rajabi, M & Bolhari, A 2014, 'A robust optimization model for a supply chain under uncertainty' IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, vol 25, no. 4, pp. 387-402. DOI: 10.1093/imaman/dpt014

A robust optimization model for a supply chain under uncertainty. / Hosseini, S.; Farahani, R.Z.; Dullaert, W.E.H.; Raa, B.; Rajabi, M.; Bolhari, A.

In: IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2014, p. 387-402.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Hosseini S, Farahani RZ, Dullaert WEH, Raa B, Rajabi M, Bolhari A. A robust optimization model for a supply chain under uncertainty. IMA Journal of Management Mathematics. 2014;25(4):387-402. Available from, DOI: 10.1093/imaman/dpt014