Title: A customer-based supply chain network design

Authors: T. Anand; R. Sudhakara Pandian

Addresses: Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, India ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India

Abstract: This study eventually synthesises and proposes a new algorithm for a customer to a customer supply chain management system. Parallely, we consider cost reductions in quantity rebate for inbound and outbound transportation of logistics. It utilises an approximation procedure to simplify distance calculation details and builds up an algorithm to solve supply chain management issues using nonlinear optimisation technique. Numerical studies illustrate the solution procedure and influence of model parameters on supply chain management and total costs. This study will result as a reference for top-level managements and organisations.

Keywords: customer to customer network; facility location-allocation; inventory policy; continuous approximation approach.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENM.2019.103153

International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 2019 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.224 - 240

Received: 28 Jul 2018
Accepted: 26 Feb 2019

Published online: 17 Oct 2019 *

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