A two-stage robust approach for the reliable logistics network design problem

This paper examines a three-echelon logistics network in which all supply and transshipment nodes are subject to disruption. The authors use uncertainty sets to describe the possible scenarios without depending on probabilistic information. The authors adopt a two-stage robust optimization approach where location decisions are made before and recourse decisions are made after the disruptions are known. The authors construct three two-stage robust models, which are solved exactly by a column-and-constraint-generation algorithm. Numerical tests demonstrate that the proposed algorithm outperforms the Benders decomposition method in both solution quality and computational time, and that the system’s reliability can be improved with only a slight increase in the normal cost.


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  • Accession Number: 01670205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 10 2018 2:55PM