An integrated location-inventory-routing humanitarian supply chain network with pre-and post-disaster management considerations

Madjid Tavana, Amir-Reza Abtahi*, Debora Di Caprio, Reza Hashemi, Reza Yousefi Zenouz

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Abstract

Efficiency is a key success factor in complex supply chain networks. It is imperative to ensure proper flow of goods and services in humanitarian supply chains in response to a disaster. To this end, we propose a multi-echelon humanitarian logistic network that considers the location of central warehouses, managing the inventory of perishable products in the pre-disaster phase, and routing the relief vehicles in the post-disaster phase. An epsilon-constraint method, a non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II), and a modified NSGA-II called reference point based non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm-II (RPBNSGA-II) are proposed to solve this mixed integer linear programming (MILP) problem. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) is used to analyze the results showing that NSGA-II performs better than the other algorithms with small size problems while RPBNSGA-II outperforms the other algorithms with large size problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-37
Number of pages17
JournalSocio-Economic Planning Sciences
Volume64
Early online date14 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

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