A two-stage stochastic programming model for value-based supply chain network design


1 Department of Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 424 Hafez Avenue, 1591634311, Tehran, Iran

2 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran


Nowadays, Value –based Supply Chain Management (VbSCM) is considered as a resource of competitive advantages, and companies with a long term strategic plan find the VbSCM as an effective factor in sustainability. In this context, supply chain network design has a significant impact on all value drivers (i.e. sales, supply chain costs, fixed assets and working capital). This paper proposes a stochastic mixed integer linear programming model for the value-based supply chain network design in which decisions on physical flow (raw materials and finished products) and financial flow are integrated. The proposed model is designed for a four-echelon, multi-commodity, multi-period supply chain and maximizes the value of the company based on the economic value-added concept by making some strategic and tactical decisions affecting the value drivers. Furthermore, a scenario-based two-stage stochastic programming model is developed with a scenario generation method based on Nataf transformation. Also, a computational analysis is done to illustrate performance of the proposed approach.