Sustainable supplier selection and order allocation with modified benders decomposition


Supplier selection is an important decision in the management of a supply chain that is depends on various factors and parameters. Recent emphasis on sustainability in supply chain management has made this selection more complex. Many tools have been developed with a variety of formal modeling techniques. These techniques may be limited for a variety of reasons. An integrated Sustainable supplier selection and order allocation model is discussed in this paper to apply sustainability attributes in supplier selection and develop a bilinear goal programming model for integrated order allocation model. Bilinearity in goal programming is handled with a modified Benders decomposition method and numerical results shows the efficiency of the proposed model. Implications of the model and future research directions conclude the paper


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Volume 3, Issue 2 - Serial Number 2
November 2014
Pages 81-102
  • Receive Date: 06 March 2014
  • Revise Date: 15 September 2014
  • Accept Date: 24 September 2014
  • First Publish Date: 24 September 2014