Location and allocation decisions for multi-echelon supply chain network - A multi-objective evolutionary approach

@article{Shankar2013LocationAA,
  title={Location and allocation decisions for multi-echelon supply chain network - A multi-objective evolutionary approach},
  author={B. Latha Shankar and S. Basavarajappa and Jason C. H. Chen and Rajeshwar S. Kadadevaramath},
  journal={Expert Syst. Appl.},
  year={2013},
  volume={40},
  pages={551-562}
}
This paper aims at multi-objective optimization of single-product for four-echelon supply chain architecture consisting of suppliers, production plants, distribution centers (DCs) and customer zones (CZs). The key design decisions considered are: the number and location of plants in the system, the flow of raw materials from suppliers to plants, the quantity of products to be shipped from plants to DCs, from DCs to CZs so as to minimize the combined facility location and shipment costs subject… CONTINUE READING
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