Two-phase simulation optimisation algorithm with applications to multi-echelon cyclic planning

Galina Merkuryeva, Liana Napalkova
2010 International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling  
This paper describes a two-phase simulation-based optimisation procedure that integrates the Genetic Algorithm and Response Surface-based Linear Search algorithm for developing optimal power-of-two replenishment policy in multi-echelon environment during the maturity phase of the life cycle of a product. The problem involves a search in high dimensional space with different ranges for decision variables scales, multiple objective functions and problem specific constraints, such as power-of-two
more » ... nd nested/invertednested planning policies. The paper provides illustrative example of the two-phase optimisation procedure applied to generic supply chain network.
doi:10.1504/ijspm.2010.032654 fatcat:d4ruqviv3ncdpl5lwgzr6rtztq