A genetic algorithm for optimizing defective goods supply chain costs using JIT logistics and each-cycle lengths

Salah Alden Ghasimi, Rizauddin Ramli, Nizaroyani Saibani

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Abstract

The competitive environment of global markets has forced many manufacturers to select the most appropriate supply chain network (SCN) for reduction of total costs and wasted time. Cost reduction and selection of the appropriate length of each period are two important factors in the competitive market that are often not addressed comprehensively by researchers. In our study, we proposed genetic algorithms (GAs) for optimising a novel mathematical model of the defective goods supply chain network (DGSCN). In the proposed model, we assumed that all imperfect-quality products are not repairable, whereas those considered as scrap are directly sold to customers at a low price. The objective of the proposed model is to minimise the costs of production, distribution, holding and backorder. In addition to minimising the costs, the model can determine the economic production quantity (EPQ), the appropriate length of each cycle (ALOEC) and the quantities of defective products, scrap products and retailer shortages using Just-In-Time logistics (JIT-L). We used the GAs and a Cplex solver with probability parameters and various dimensions for validation of the studied model in real-life situations, and we compared the outputs to demonstrate the performance of the model. Additionally, to identify the appropriate length of each cycle (ALOEC), we needed to solve the model using exact parameters and same dimensions and prefer to use Lingo for this application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1534-1547
Number of pages14
JournalApplied Mathematical Modelling
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2014

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Genetic algorithms
Genetic Algorithm
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Imperfect
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Keywords

  • Cplex
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Length of each-cycle
  • Lingo
  • Supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation

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A genetic algorithm for optimizing defective goods supply chain costs using JIT logistics and each-cycle lengths. / Ghasimi, Salah Alden; Ramli, Rizauddin; Saibani, Nizaroyani.

In: Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 38, No. 4, 15.02.2014, p. 1534-1547.

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