By Massimiliano Caramia

ISBN-10: 1848003811

ISBN-13: 9781848003811

The complexity of contemporary offer chains calls for selection makers in logistics to paintings with a suite of effective (Pareto optimum) options, quite often to capture assorted monetary elements for which one optimum resolution concerning a unmarried target functionality isn't capable of catch solely. prompted via this, and via contemporary adjustments in international markets and the provision of recent transportation prone, Multi-objective administration in Freight Logistics offers an in depth examine of freight transportation platforms, with a particular concentrate on multi-objective modeling.

Multi-objective administration in Freight Logistics presents determination makers with new tools and instruments to enforce multi-objective optimization types in logistics. The booklet combines theoretical elements with functions, displaying the benefits and the drawbacks of adopting scalarization strategies, and whilst it truly is useful to lessen the matter to a aim programming one. The e-book additionally indicates functions the place multiple choice maker evaluates the effectiveness of the logistic method and therefore a multilevel programming process is sought to achieve significant solutions.

Multi-objective administration in Freight Logistics opens by means of proposing the final operating framework, and with analyses of logistic structures and intermodality administration in huge scale transportation structures. this is often then through a learn of multi-objective course making plans, in line with the appliance of harmful fabric transportation. also, the ebook examines freight distribution on a smaller scale, as in terms of items distribution in metropolitan components. the final procedure via the textual content is that of offering either the community layout and the tactical (planning) standpoint, delivering arithmetic, algorithms and similar experiments for every problem.

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N ) ∈ Rn−1 such that f (x∗ ) is the unique objective vector corresponding to the optimal solution to problem P(ε ). Note that the Miettinen theorem is an easy implementable version of the result by Yu (1974). Indeed, one of the difficulties of the result by Yu, stems from the uniqueness constraint. The weaker result by Miettinen allows one to use a necessary condition to calculate weak Pareto optima independently from the uniqueness of the optimal solutions. However, if the set S and the objectives are convex this result becomes a necessary and sufficient condition for weak Pareto optima.

In order to spread the search over all regions of the non-dominated set various objective weights should be used. Hajela and Lin (1992) proposed to encode the weights in the solutions description. Thus, the weights evolve in results of recombination and mutation operators. Fitness sharing is used in order to achieve diversification of weights. The weights are used in linear scalarizing functions. Murata et al. (1996) proposed to draw at random a weight vector for use in each iteration composed of a single recombination.

The latter, with this setting, is in charge to define all the possible reactions of the second-level decision maker and selects those values for the variable controlled by the follower that produce the best outcome for his/her objective function. A bi-level program can be formulated as follows: min f (x1 , x2 ) x1 ∈ X1 x2 ∈ arg min g(x1 , x2 ) x2 ∈ X2 . 24 2 Multi-objective Optimization The analyst should pay particular attention when using bi-level optimization (or multi-level optimization in general) in studying the uniqueness of the solutions of the follower problem.

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