A two-phase ant colony algorithm for multi-echelon defective supply chain network design
Supply chain system is an integrated production system of a product. In the past researches, this system was often assumed to be an equilibrium structure, but in real production process, some members in this system usually cannot effectively complete their production task because of the losses of production, which will reduce the performance of the whole supply chain production system. This supply chain with the losses of production is called the defective supply chain (DSC) system. This research will discuss the partner selection and the production-distribution planning in this DSC network system. Besides the cost of production and transportation, the reliability of the structure and the unbalance of this system caused by the losses of production are considered. Then a germane mathematical programming model is developed for solving this problem. Due to the complex problem and in order to get a satisfactory near-optimal solution with great speed, this research proposes seeking the solution with the solving model based on ant colony algorithm. The application results in real cases show that the solving model presented by this research can quickly and effectively plan the most suitable type of the DSC network and decision-making of the production-distribution. Finally, a comparative numerical experiment is performed by using the proposed approach and the common single-phase ant colony algorithm (SAC) to demonstrate the performance of the proposed approach. The analysis results show that the proposed approach can outperform the SAC in partner selection and production-distribution planning for DSC network design.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Meade, L. M. & Liles, D. H. & Sarkis, J., 1997. "Justifying strategic alliances and partnering: a prerequisite for virtual enterprising," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 25(1), pages 29-42, February.
- Talluri, Srinivas & Baker, R. C. & Sarkis, Joseph, 1999. "A framework for designing efficient value chain networks," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(1-2), pages 133-144, May.
- Weber, Charles A. & Desai, Anand, 1996. "Determination of paths to vendor market efficiency using parallel coordinates representation: A negotiation tool for buyers," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 90(1), pages 142-155, April.
- Hau L. Lee, 1992. "Lot Sizing to Reduce Capacity Utilization in a Production Process with Defective Items, Process Corrections, and Rework," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 38(9), pages 1314-1328, September.
- Mikhailov, L., 2002. "Fuzzy analytical approach to partnership selection in formation of virtual enterprises," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 30(5), pages 393-401, October.
- Van Nieuwenhuyse, Inneke & Vandaele, Nico, 2006. "The impact of delivery lot splitting on delivery reliability in a two-stage supply chain," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 104(2), pages 694-708, December.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:192:y:2009:i:1:p:243-252. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zhang, Lei)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.