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Sustainability 2017, 9(11), 2103; doi:10.3390/su9112103

Multi-Objective Optimization Model of Emergency Organization Allocation for Sustainable Disaster Supply Chain

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College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
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School of Management, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
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School of Business, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610101, China
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Received: 13 October 2017 / Revised: 10 November 2017 / Accepted: 13 November 2017 / Published: 17 November 2017
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Abstract

To mitigate or reduce various losses and improve efficiency of disaster response, the focus of this paper is to design optimized strategies of emergency organization allocation regarding sustainability. Firstly, an integrated framework including several elements such as emergency organization, task, decision-agents, environment and their relations is developed from a systematic perspective. Then, this problem is formulated as a novel multi-objective 0–1 integer programming model to minimize total weighted completion times, total carbon emissions and total emergency costs. Next, branch and bound approach and handling strategies for multiple objectives are designed to solve this model. Finally, a case study from the Wenchuan earthquake is presented to illustrate the proposed model and solution strategies. Computational results demonstrate their significant potential advantages on allocating emergency organization from the perspectives of best practice, objective functions, preferences of decision-agents, and problem size. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable disaster supply chain; emergency organization allocation; integrated framework; carbon emissions; multi-objective programming model; branch and bound approach sustainable disaster supply chain; emergency organization allocation; integrated framework; carbon emissions; multi-objective programming model; branch and bound approach
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Cao, C.; Li, C.; Yang, Q.; Zhang, F. Multi-Objective Optimization Model of Emergency Organization Allocation for Sustainable Disaster Supply Chain. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2103.

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