Supply Chain Design Using Simulation-Based NSGA-II Approach



This chapter addresses the design of supply chain networks including both network configuration and related operational decisions such as order splitting, transportation allocation and inventory control. The goal is to achieve the best compromise between cost and customer service level. An optimisation methodology that combines a multi-objective genetic algorithm (MOGA) and simulation is proposed to optimise not only the structure of the network but also its operation strategies and related control parameters. A flexible simulation framework is developed to enable the automatic simulation of the supply chain network with all possible configurations and all possible control strategies. To illustrate its effectiveness, the proposed methodology is applied to two real-life case studies from automotive industry and textile industries.


Supply Chain Distribution Centre Supply Chain Network Operation Rule Supply Chain Design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INRIA, COSTEAM Project, ISGMP Bat. AMetzFrance
  2. 2.ENSM.SESaint-Etienne Cedex 2France

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