Title: A multi-criterion approach for order distribution in supply chain management

Authors: S.H. Chung, H.C.W. Lau, F.T.S. Chan

Addresses: Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. ' Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China. ' Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Abstract: This paper developed a multi-criteria Genetic Algorithm (GA), specifically designed for solving distribution problems in supply chain management. The proposed algorithm is discussed with an order distribution problem in a demand-driven supply chain network. The proposed methodology combines Analytic Hierarchy Process with GAs. The numerical results comparison obtained from the new approach shows that it is reliable and robust.

Keywords: AHP; analytical hierarchy process; distribution methodology; multi-criteria GAs; genetic algorithms; supply chain management; SCM; order distribution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISTA.2009.024261

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 2009 Vol.6 No.3/4, pp.323 - 331

Available online: 30 Mar 2009 *

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