Document Type: Article
Department of Industrial Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Shahid Beheshti University, G.C., Tehran, Iran
College of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran
This paper proposes two models to formulate a Supplier Selection Problem (SSP) in a single-buyer, multi-supplier two-echelon supply chain network. The model coordinates order allocation and supplier selection problems under all-unit quantity discount policy. In this way, bi-level programming is employed to obtain two models: 1) The model with buyer as a leader; 2) The model with vendor as a leader. The resulted nonlinear
bi-level programming problems are hard to solve. Therefore, Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm is used to deal with the complexity of the model and makes it solvable. Numerical results show that the proposed model is ecient for SSP in compliance with order allocation decision making.