Title: Application of Continuous Genetic Algorithms for Optimization of Logistic Networks Governed by Order-Up-To Inventory Policy

Issue Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
Year of Publication: Jun - 2017
Page Numbers: 29-36
Authors: Przemysław Ignaciuk, Łukasz Wieczorek
Journal Name: International Journal of New Computer Architectures and their Applications (IJNCAA)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002312


The paper addresses the optimization problem of goods distribution process in logistic networks. The controlled nodes in the considered class of networks form a mesh structure. The stock level at the nodes is replenished from external sources and other nodes in the controlled network. The external demand is imposed on any node without prior knowledge about the requested quantity. Inventory control is realized through the application of order-up-to policy implemented in a distributed way. The aim is to provide high customer satisfaction while minimizing the total holding costs. In order to determine the optimal reference stock level for the policy operation a continuous genetic algorithm is applied and adjusted for the analyzed class of application centered problems.