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Hosseini-Nasab H, Hasanzadeh H. An exact Branch and fix coordination (BFC) approach to solve a relief transportation network for disaster management. IJIEPR. 2020; 31 (2) :243-257
URL: http://ijiepr.iust.ac.ir/article-1-1048-en.html
1- Professor of Industrial Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran, , hhn@yazd.ac.ir
2- Department of Industrial Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
Abstract:   (349 Views)
The number of natural disasters and people affected by them has been increasing in recent years. The field of optimization is a significant element of a relief operation and has been extensively studied so far, especially during the last two decades. The design of a relief logistic network as a strategic decision and the relief distribution as an operational decision are the most important activities for disaster operation management before and after a disaster occurs. In the proposed mathematical model, pre-disaster decisions are determined according to the post-disaster decisions in a multi-stage stochastic problem. Then a well-known approach called branch and fixed coordination are applied to optimize the proposed model. The computational results confirm that the proposed approach has proper performance for disaster management in a multi-stage stochastic problem.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Operations Research
Received: 2020/04/11 | Accepted: 2020/04/18 | Published: 2020/06/27

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