Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
The structure of the logistics network is affecting the overall performance of supply chains. This designing task is very complicated and its complexity increases when uncertain internal and external factors are involved. Developing an optimisation model that captures all of the factors affecting the network is extremely difficult. Consequently, solving such a model is difficult. This complicated task needs to consider different criteria and take into account different stakeholders priorities Facility Location, with its wide range of integrated problems, and Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) are both established subject areas within the main domain of Operational Research. Review of literature reveals some applications and contributions of MCDM methods to designing logistics and supply chain networks. This paper, as a part of an ongoing research, aims to review and categorise the applications of MCDM methods in modelling, solving and analysing phases of location decision making within logistics and supply chain networks.