Title: A modified T-F function method for resolving global optimisation in supply chain transportation

Authors: You-lin Shang; Zhen-yang Sun; Xiang-yi Jiang

Addresses: Department of Mathematics, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471023, China ' Department of Mathematics, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471023, China ' Department of Mathematics, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471023, China

Abstract: Global optimisation formulations in a form of global optimisation are resulted from a great number of factors such as e-business, computing, communication control, management and decision making in real applications. A modified T-F function method is proposed in this paper to resolve global optimisation and it is proved that under come assumptions this method has two characteristics of tunnelling function and filled function. It is indicated that the modified T-F function is effective in finding better minimiser by numerical tests from test functions. Non-linear optimisation model is utilised as an example of supply chain and is calculated with this algorithm.

Keywords: global optimisation; T-F function; filled function; tunnelling function; supply chain.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2016.085620

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2016 Vol.8 No.4, pp.287 - 298

Received: 06 Jan 2014
Accepted: 06 Jan 2014

Published online: 20 Jul 2017 *

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