Integration Methodology of Spare Parts Supply Network Optimization and Decision-making

  • Yadong Wang Army Engineering University
  • Quan Shi Army Engineering University
  • Zhifeng You Army Engineering University
  • Qiwei Hu Army Engineering University
Keywords: spare parts supply, multi-objective optimization, data envelopment analysis, cross-efficiency


In order to optimize the spare parts supply network, a multi-objective optimization model is established with the objectives of the shortest supply time, the lowest risk, and the minimum supply cost. A decomposition-based multi-objective evolutionary algorithm with differential evolution strategy is introduced to solve the multi-objective model. A series of non-dominated solutions, that is, representing the optimal spare parts supply schemes are obtained. In order to comprehensively measure the performance of these solutions, suitable quantitative metrics are selected, and the secondary goal-based cross-efficiency Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model has been used to evaluate the efficiency of the obtained optimal schemes. The improved DEA model overcomes the problems that the efficient units cannot be sorted and the optimal weight is not unique in traditional DEA model. Finally, the self-evaluation efficiency and cross-evaluation efficiency of each scheme are obtained, and the optimal supply scheme is found based on their cross-evaluation efficiency.


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Wang Y, Shi Q, You Z, Hu Q. Integration Methodology of Spare Parts Supply Network Optimization and Decision-making. PROMET [Internet]. 2020Oct.5 [cited 2020Oct.25];32(5):679-8. Available from: