This paper addresses a new problem in designing and planning a multi-echelon and multi-product supply chain network over a multi-period horizon in which customer zones have price-sensitive demands. Based on price-demand relationships, a generic method is presented to obtain price levels for products and then, a mixed-integer linear programming model is developed. Due to the problem intractability, a simulated annealing algorithm that uses some developed linear relaxation-based heuristics for capacity planning and pricing is presented. Numerical results demonstrate the significance of the model as well as the efficiency of the solution algorithm and linear relaxation-based heuristics.
|Number of pages||34|
|Journal||Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review|
|Early online date||24 Jul 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2015|