Reliability Analysis of Logistics Network under Period Based Resource Allocations

Ndiaye M., ERTEM M.

IEEE International Conference on Technology Management, Operations and Decisions (ICTMOD), Marrakech, Morocco, 21 - 23 November 2018, pp.257-261 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/itmc.2018.8691231
  • City: Marrakech
  • Country: Morocco
  • Page Numbers: pp.257-261
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Logistics networks are paramount to the economic development of any country. The challenge is to build and maintain them in order to ensure that they provide an efficient and effective mean to distribute products to satisfy the requirements of the various supply chains they serve. However, these logistics networks are sometimes subject to severe damage due to extreme weather conditions or human made actions such as terrorist attacks that can cut off part of network links. For a damaged network, it is important to take remedial actions to restore as much as possible and as fast as possible the entire capacity to minimize the operational and economic impact. However, the ease of managing the recovery process may well depend on how prepared we are to deal with these unpredictable factors. It is, therefore, crucial to identify ways to elaborate preventive actions that will minimize the impact of any adverse action on the network. Different strategies have been proposed to consider preventive actions to minimize later the impact of disruption and also reduce the importance of the recovery actions needed to return the network links to full capacity quickly. Government agencies usually fund network reliability projects while budgets are released in installments rather than in full fund at the beginning. So under resource restrictions, there is a need to prioritize the effort based on the cost, the time it takes to complete these actions and the possible impact on the network at the time when recovery actions are taken.