Extending process-network synthesis algorithms with time bounds for supply network design

Károly Kalauz, Zoltán Süle, B. Bertók, F. Friedler, L. T. Fan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

It is highly desirable to develop a software for estimating the quality of supply networks and synthesizing potential alternative realizations to improve the quality of service or to satisfy service level agreements. In the present paper, methodology, algorithm, and software are proposed to improve supply networks where the quality is measured by cost and response time. The methodology is based on the combinatorial foundations of algorithmic process synthesis. Structure generation and evaluation of a supply scenario are the two major steps of the algorithm elaborated for synthesizing the optimal network structure. The algorithm, besides generating alternative structures, takes into account alternative orders of the activities as well. The structural alternatives are evaluated on the basis of the cost and duration of each individual operation. The cost and response time for a single operation are expressed as concave functions of its volume.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
Volume29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Fingerprint

Costs
Quality of service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

Cite this

Extending process-network synthesis algorithms with time bounds for supply network design. / Kalauz, Károly; Süle, Zoltán; Bertók, B.; Friedler, F.; Fan, L. T.

In: Chemical Engineering Transactions, Vol. 29, 2012, p. 259-264.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{c76d4cfac6f842a4a98682c070f16041,
title = "Extending process-network synthesis algorithms with time bounds for supply network design",
abstract = "It is highly desirable to develop a software for estimating the quality of supply networks and synthesizing potential alternative realizations to improve the quality of service or to satisfy service level agreements. In the present paper, methodology, algorithm, and software are proposed to improve supply networks where the quality is measured by cost and response time. The methodology is based on the combinatorial foundations of algorithmic process synthesis. Structure generation and evaluation of a supply scenario are the two major steps of the algorithm elaborated for synthesizing the optimal network structure. The algorithm, besides generating alternative structures, takes into account alternative orders of the activities as well. The structural alternatives are evaluated on the basis of the cost and duration of each individual operation. The cost and response time for a single operation are expressed as concave functions of its volume.",
author = "K{\'a}roly Kalauz and Zolt{\'a}n S{\"u}le and B. Bert{\'o}k and F. Friedler and Fan, {L. T.}",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.3303/CET1229044",
language = "English",
volume = "29",
pages = "259--264",
journal = "Chemical Engineering Transactions",
issn = "1974-9791",
publisher = "AIDIC-Italian Association of Chemical Engineering",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Extending process-network synthesis algorithms with time bounds for supply network design

AU - Kalauz, Károly

AU - Süle, Zoltán

AU - Bertók, B.

AU - Friedler, F.

AU - Fan, L. T.

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - It is highly desirable to develop a software for estimating the quality of supply networks and synthesizing potential alternative realizations to improve the quality of service or to satisfy service level agreements. In the present paper, methodology, algorithm, and software are proposed to improve supply networks where the quality is measured by cost and response time. The methodology is based on the combinatorial foundations of algorithmic process synthesis. Structure generation and evaluation of a supply scenario are the two major steps of the algorithm elaborated for synthesizing the optimal network structure. The algorithm, besides generating alternative structures, takes into account alternative orders of the activities as well. The structural alternatives are evaluated on the basis of the cost and duration of each individual operation. The cost and response time for a single operation are expressed as concave functions of its volume.

AB - It is highly desirable to develop a software for estimating the quality of supply networks and synthesizing potential alternative realizations to improve the quality of service or to satisfy service level agreements. In the present paper, methodology, algorithm, and software are proposed to improve supply networks where the quality is measured by cost and response time. The methodology is based on the combinatorial foundations of algorithmic process synthesis. Structure generation and evaluation of a supply scenario are the two major steps of the algorithm elaborated for synthesizing the optimal network structure. The algorithm, besides generating alternative structures, takes into account alternative orders of the activities as well. The structural alternatives are evaluated on the basis of the cost and duration of each individual operation. The cost and response time for a single operation are expressed as concave functions of its volume.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84870794448&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84870794448&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3303/CET1229044

DO - 10.3303/CET1229044

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84870794448

VL - 29

SP - 259

EP - 264

JO - Chemical Engineering Transactions

JF - Chemical Engineering Transactions

SN - 1974-9791

ER -