Stochastic Network Design for Disaster Preparedness

  title={Stochastic Network Design for Disaster Preparedness},
  author={Xing Hong and Miguel A. Lejeune},
We propose a new stochastic modeling approach for a pre-disaster relief network design problem under uncertain demand and transportation capacities. We determine the size and the location of the response facilities and the inventory levels of relief supplies at each facility with the goal of guaranteeing a certain level of network reliability. The overall objective is to enhance the effectiveness of the post-disaster relief operations. We introduce a probabilistic constraint on the existence of… CONTINUE READING