Study on network reliability based carrier selection problem for stochastic logistics network

Yi-Kuei Lin, Cheng Ta Yeh

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Abstract

This paper focuses on determining the optimal carrier selection with maximal network reliability for a stochastic logistics network. In a logistics network, there are several carriers to serve on each route connecting two transfer stations. Each carrier owns multiple available capacities with a probability distribution because the carrier's capacity may be partially reserved by other orders. A carrier selection is to determine exact one carrier on each route, and the logistics network according to the carrier selection is thus a stochastic logistic network. The network reliability is defined as the probability that d units of commodity are successfully transmitted from a supplier to a customer. An optimization algorithm which integrates the genetic algorithm, minimal paths and the recursive sum of disjoint products is developed to solve this problem. The solution procedure is discussed by a practical logistics example of the LCD monitors delivery from Asia to Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 16th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
Pages26-30
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event16th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 5 Aug 20107 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - 16th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design

Conference

Conference16th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period5/08/107/08/10

Keywords

  • Carrier selection
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Network reliability
  • Stochastic logistics network

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