Combining analytic hierarchy process and goal programming for logistics distribution network design

W Ho*

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Abstract

Logistics distribution network design is one of the major decision problems arising in contemporary supply chain management. The decision involves many quantitative and qualitative factors that may be conflicting in nature. This paper applies an integrated multiple criteria decision making approach to design an optimal distribution network. In the approach, the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) is used first to determine the relative importance weightings or priorities of alternative warehouses with respect to both deliverer oriented and customer oriented criteria. Then, the goal programming (GP) model incorporating the constraints of system, resource, and AHP priority is formulated to select the best set of warehouses without exceeding the limited available resources. In this paper, two commercial packages are used: Expert Choice for determining the AHP priorities of the warehouses, and LINDO for solving the GP model. © 2007 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Pages714-719
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE international conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 7 Oct 200710 Oct 2007

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE international conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Abbreviated titleSMC 2007
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period7/10/0710/10/07

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