Order allocation and purchasing transportation planning in the garment supply chain: A goal-flexible planning approach

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The garment supply chain is one of the most common supply chains in the world. In this supply chain, quality and cost are the most important factors that are strongly related to the selection of suppliers and the allocation of orders to them. Accordingly, the purpose of this paper is to integrate decisions for supplier selection, order allocation, and multi- source, multi-mode, multi-product shipping plans with consideration of discounts under uncertainty. For this purpose, a multi-objective mixed-integer mathematical model is presented, including the objectives of minimizing costs and products with delays and maximizing the total purchase value. In this mathematical model, the policy of purchasing materials and determining the number and type of transport equipment are specified. To solve this mathematical model, a goal-flexible programming approach with a utility function is presented. In the solution algorithm, a new possibility-flexible programming method has been developed to deal with the uncertainties in the model, which is based on the expected value method and chance constraint. Finally, using a numerical problem, the establishment of the above model in the garment supply chain is investigated. As indicated by the outcomes, the proposed model was touchy to certain boundaries, including blended leaders' mentality, a boundary identified with fluffy imperatives, and the degree of certainty characterized by the chief for not exactly equivalent limitations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-235
Number of pages13
JournalIndustrial Engineering and Management Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Garment supply chain
  • Goal programming
  • Order allocation
  • Possibility-flexible planning
  • Purchase value


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