A Resilient Supply Chain Network Design Model with a Novel Fuzzy Programming Method under Uncertainty and Disruptions: A Real Industrial Approach

Document Type : Research Paper


1 department of engineering, Group of industrial engineering, PayamNoor university

2 kharazmi university faculty of engineering department of industrial engineering associate professor

3 Kharazmi University


Nowadays, the design of a strategic supply chain network under the incidence of disruption is regarded as one of the important priorities of governments. Supplying sustainable petrochemical products is considered as a strategic goal by managers who require reliable infrastructure design. Crisis conditions such as natural disasters and sanctions have a destructive effect on the raw materials and product flows. On the other hand, the uncertainty of input parameters affects the business environment and intensifies the condition of disruption. In the present research, a new model of resilient supply chain network is introduced in a critical condition, which consists in a combination of reactive and preventive resilient strategies. In order to deal with the parametric uncertainties caused by changes in the business environment and inadequate knowledge, an effective hybrid possibilistic-flexible robust programming method was presented. The proposed model was capable of controlling the adverse effects of uncertainties and risk-aversion level of output decisions. The extended model was analyzed in the national project of polyethylene strategic supply chain network using real data, which included the flexibility of demand, capacity, and lead time components. The results indicated that optimality and feasibility robustness were guaranteed by presenting efficiency solutions.


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