A Non-linear Integer Bi-level Programming Model for Competitive Facility Location of Distribution Centers
The facility location problem is a strategic decision-making for a supply chain, which determines the profitability and sustainability of its components. This paper deals with a scenario where two supply chains, consisting of a producer, a number of distribution centers and several retailers provided with similar products, compete to maintain their market shares by opening new distribution centers because of increase in demand. The competition problem is formulated as a non-linear integer bilevel mathematical model, where the upper level represents the decisions of the leader producer and the lower level administrates the decisions of the follower producer. It has been shown that even small-scale, bilevel mathematical programming problems are strongly NP-hard, so an adapted bilevel ant colony algorithm with inter-level information sharing is developed to solve the problem. To evaluate the performance of the developed ant colony algorithm, the upper bound of the competitive facility location problem is determined by solving the upper-level problem as an integer linear programming model without considering the follower’s decision. Comparing the computational results of the developed ant colony algorithm with those of the determined upper bounds shows the satisfactory capability of the proposed approach of solving even medium- and large-scale problems.
A new mixed integer linear programming model for the multi level uncapacitated facility location problem
This paper considers the multi level uncapacitated facility location problem (MLUFLP). A new mixed integer linear programming (MILP) formulation is presented and validity of this formulation is given. Experimental results are performed on instances known from literature. The results achieved by CPLEX and Gurobi solvers, based on the proposed MILP formulation, are compared to the results obtaine...متن کامل
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A Mixed Integer Linear Programming Model for the Design of Remanufacturing Closed–loop Supply Chain Network
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One of the most complicated decision making problems for managers is the evaluation of bank performance, which involves various criteria. There are many studies about bank efficiency evaluation by network DEA in the literature review. These studies do not focus on multi-level network. Wu (Eur J Oper Res 207:856–864, 2010) proposed a bi-level structure for cost efficiency at the first time. In t...متن کامل
دوره 29 شماره 8
صفحات 1131- 1140
تاریخ انتشار 2016-08-01
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