Optimizing Reliability and Cost of system for Aggregate Production Planning in Supply Chain

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1 Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Faculty of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran


In this paper, the researchers presented a multi-objective model for multi-product, multi-site aggregate production planning model in a supply chain. The goals are to minimize the total cost of the supply chain, including inventory costs, manufacturing costs, work force costs, hiring, and firing costs, and to maximize the minimum of suppliers’ reliability by considering probabilistic lead times tosimultaneously improve performance of the system. Since the problem is NP-Hard, a Pareto-based multi-objective harmony search algorithm is proposed. To demonstrate the performance of the presented algorithm, a non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II) and a non-dominated ranking genetic algorithm (NRGA) are applied. The results demonstrate the robustness of the proposed algorithm to probe the Pareto solutions.    


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