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Table 1 Example approaches to reliable supply chain design optimisation

From: Multi-objective optimisation of reliable product-plant network configuration

Approach Focus Example references
Sourcing flexibility Optimal number of suppliers under disruptions (routine sourcing) or use backup suppliers after disruption (contingent rerouting) Berger et al. (2004a, b), Berger and Zeng (2006), Dada et al. (2007), Meena et al. (2011), Yu et al. (2009), Masih-Tehrani (2011)
Facility location Optimal placement of facilities under uncertain demand/supply conditions Hakimi (1965), Bundschuh et al. (2003), Church et al. (2004), Santoso et al. (2005), Snyder et al. (2006), Church and Scappara (2007), Garg and Smith (2008), Yu et al. (2009), Lim et al. (2010), Azad et al. (2013), Baghalian et al. (2013), Shishebori et al. (2014), O’Hanley and Church (2011)
Vector assignment Distribute customer demand across multiple facilities based on distance based cost and demand/supply uncertainty Weaver and Church (1985), Pirkul (1989)
Maximum coverage Maximise coverage of demand served from a facility under demand uncertainty and congestion Church and Re Velle (1974), Daskin (1988)
Process flexibility Optimal placement of redundant processes and capacity to meet uncertain demand Jordan and Graves (1995), Barad and Nof (1997), Graves and Tomlin (2003), Barad (2003)
Network reliability Connectivity of nodes under disruptions Colbourn (1987), Shier (1991), Shooman (2002), Barrera et al. (2015)