A simulation-based optimisation for the stochastic green capacitated p-median problem
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Purpose: This paper aims to propose a new model called the stochastic green capacitated p-median problem with a simulation-based optimisation approach. An integer linear programming mathematical model is built considering the total emission produced by vehicles and the uncertain parameters including the travel cost for a vehicle to travel from a particular facility to a customer and the amount of CO2 emissions produced. We also develop a simulation-based optimisation algorithm for solving the problem. Design/methodology/approach: The authors proposed new algorithms to solve the problem. The proposed algorithm is a hybridisation of Monte Carlo simulation and a Variable Neighbourhood Search matheuristic. The proposed model and method are evaluated using instances that are available in the literature. Findings: Based on the results produced by the computational experiments, the developed approach can obtain interesting results. The obtained results display that the proposed method can solve the problems within a short computational time and the solutions produced have good quality (small deviations). Originality/value: To the best of our knowledge, there is no paper in the previous literature investigating the simulation-based optimisation for the stochastic green capacitated p-median problem. There are two main contributions in this paper. First, to build a new model for the capacitated p-median problem taking into account the environmental impact. Second, to design a simulation-based optimisation approach to solve the stochastic green capacitated p-median problem incorporating VNS-based matheuristic and Monte Carlo simulation
CitationImran, A. [et al.]. A simulation-based optimisation for the stochastic green capacitated p-median problem. "Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management", Desembre 2022, vol. 15, núm. 4, p. 552-565.