Designing a Resilient Supply Chain Network for Perishable Products with Random Disruptions

Himanshu Shrivastava, Pankaj Dutta, Mohan Krishnamoorthy, Pravin Suryawanshi

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In the literature, most mathematical models for supply chains assume that transportation links will not fail. However, in reality, transportation links are subject to various sorts of disruptions. Furthermore, in most supply chain models,there is little consideration given to the diminishing value of the product. In this paper, we have designed an integrated supply chain network for perishable products that takes into account random disruptions in transportation links. We also consider several capacitated manufacturing facilities and retail outlets and stochastic demands. This model considers both demand and process uncertainty (which is incorporated through random disruptions in the transportation link between the manufacturers and the retailers), simultaneously. The model also investigates the manufacturer’s facility locations and shipment decisions in the supply chain and minimizes the total cost of the entire supply chain. The paper discusses the model output through a numerical example and we observe that the resilient model(the model considering transportation link disruptions) and the disruption free model yields different designs. Finally, the paper provides an extensive statistical analysis of disruption uncertainties in the supply chain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Multi-Conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists (IMECS 2017)
Subtitle of host publication15-17 March, 2017, Hong Kong
EditorsS. I. Ao, Oscar Castillo, Craig Douglas, David Dagan Feng, A. M. Korsunsky
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404770
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017
EventInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2017 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 15 Mar 201717 Mar 2017
Conference number: 25th (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
PublisherNewswood Ltd.
ISSN (Print)2078-0958
ISSN (Electronic)2078-0966


ConferenceInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2017
Abbreviated titleIMECS 2017
CityHong Kong
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  • Integrated supply chain
  • Network design
  • Disruptions
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Perishable products

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