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Green Traveling Purchaser Problem Model: A Bi-Objective Optimization Approach

The green traveling purchaser problem (GTPP) is a generalization of the Traveling Purchaser Problem which consists of selecting suppliers, allocating orders and choosing the best routes, while minimizing the purchasing and traveling costs and CO2 emissions. The two objective functions pertaining to minimization of CO2 emissions and purchasing costs are in some cases conflicting and are thus considered separately. This work presents an exact method to solve the proposed bi-objective optimization model where the bi-objective mathematical model is transformed into a single objective function model using the weighted comprehensive criterion method. Computational experiments were carried out using two random instances, and the results show that the algorithm gives the biobjective Pareto optimal solutions with significant difference in computation times when the speed is constant or varies between the routes. Using different weighting factors, this model can be considered as a decision making tool that allows decision makers to use the solution that fits the most with their organization's strategy. The work is documented in: Hamdan, S., Larbi, R., Cheaitou, A., and Alsyouf, I. (2017). Green Traveling Purchaser Problem Model: A Bi-Objective Optimization Approach. The Seventh International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Applied Optimization - 2017 (ICMSAO'17), the American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 4–6, 2017. Published in IEEE Xplore: 29 May 2017. DOI: 10.1109/ICMSAO.2017.7934841


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