Title: An optimisation model for cloud-based supply chain network design: case study in the banking industry

Authors: Vahid Hajipour; Seyed Taghi Akhavan Niaki; Mohammad Rahbarjou

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, West Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran ' Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, West Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: New technologies provide tremendous integration opportunities not only for the flow of goods and services but also for managing information and financial data. Flexibility and agility are important metrics in organisations. Cloud technology can have a significant impact on improving flexibility and agility in organisations through faster data transfer between supply chain components. In this study, we present an optimisation model for cloud-based supply chain network design (SCND) problem by optimising the costs and quality of service (QoS). We present a case study in the banking industry to show the applicability and exhibit the efficacy of the proposed optimisation model.

Keywords: supply chain network design; SCND; cloud computing; optimisation; quality of service; QoS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2021.116796

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2021 Vol.27 No.2, pp.119 - 146

Received: 26 Sep 2020
Accepted: 29 Dec 2020

Published online: 08 Jul 2021 *

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