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Robust Optimization in Simulation: Taguchi and Response Surface Methodology

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  • Dellino, G.
  • Kleijnen, J.P.C.
  • Meloni, C.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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Optimization of simulated systems is tackled by many methods, but most methods assume known environments. This article, however, develops a 'robust' methodology for uncertain environments. This methodology uses Taguchi's view of the uncertain world, but replaces his statistical techniques by Response Surface Methodology (RSM). George Box originated RSM, and Douglas Montgomery recently extended RSM to robust optimization of real (non-simulated) systems. We combine Taguchi's view with RSM for simulated systems, and apply the resulting methodology to classic Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) inventory models. Our results demonstrate that in general robust optimization requires order quantities that differ from the classic EOQ.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2008-69.

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Keywords: Pareto frontier; bootstrap; Latin hypercube sampling;

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  1. Dellino, G. & Kleijnen, Jack P.C. & Meloni, C., 2010. "Robust optimization in simulation: Taguchi and Response Surface Methodology," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-3792109, Tilburg University.
  2. Shi, Wen & Liu, Zhixue & Shang, Jennifer & Cui, Yujia, 2013. "Multi-criteria robust design of a JIT-based cross-docking distribution center for an auto parts supply chain," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 229(3), pages 695-706.
  3. Kleijnen, Jack P.C. & Pierreval, H. & Zhang, J., 2011. "Methodology for determining the acceptability of system designs in uncertain environments," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-4274964, Tilburg University.
  4. Julien Marzat & Eric Walter & Hélène Piet-Lahanier, 2013. "Worst-case global optimization of black-box functions through Kriging and relaxation," Journal of Global Optimization, Springer, vol. 55(4), pages 707-727, April.
  5. Kleijnen, J.P.C., 2008. "Design of Experiments: An Overview," Discussion Paper 2008-70, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  6. Besseris, George J., 2012. "Profiling effects in industrial data mining by non-parametric DOE methods: An application on screening checkweighing systems in packaging operations," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 220(1), pages 147-161.
  7. Kleijnen, Jack P.C., 2013. "Simulation-Optimization via Kriging and Bootstrapping: A Survey (Revision of CentER DP 2011-064)," Discussion Paper 2013-064, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  8. Kleijnen, Jack P.C., 2011. "Ethical issues in engineering models: An operations researcher's reflections," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-4274966, Tilburg University.

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