An efficient algorithm for evaluating logistics network reliability subject to distribution cost

This paper presents a (d, c)-minimal paths based algorithm to evaluate the reliability index R(d,c), defined as the probability that the source distributes a demand d successfully to the destination with the total distribution cost not exceeding budget constraint c. The proposed algorithm employs two schemes to reduce the search space of (d, c)-minimal paths: (1) by proposing some conditions, an improved method for solving (d, c)-minimal paths is developed; (2) an existing decomposition technique is applied to limit the search space. Computational results show a clear advantage of the proposed algorithm in seeking (d, c)-minimal paths.


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  • Accession Number: 01532594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2014 9:29AM