Supply Chain Design and Multi-objective Optimisation with the Bees Algorithm

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Supply chain network design is a complex multi-objective optimisation problem consisting of identifying the best combination of suppliers, manufacturing and transport options inter alia, with the aim of optimising the overall performance of the network. In this chapter, the Bees Algorithm is presented as a powerful tool for designing optimal supply chains by minimising the total cost and the total lead time simultaneously when the number of possible configurations is high, which is classified as a NP-hard problem. The Bees Algorithm shows better performance compared to other well-known approaches and it is effective in solving multi-objective supply chain optimisation problems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Production and Manufacturing Optimisation—The Bees Algorithm Approach
EditorsDuc Truong Pham, Natalia Hartono
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-14537-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-14536-0
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Advanced Manufacturing


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