This paper proposes a nonlinear programming model for a scheduling problem in the supply chain. Due to the nonlinear structure of the developed model and its NP-hard structure, a lower bound is developed. Four lemmas and a theorem are presented and proved to determine the lower bound. The proposed problem is inspired from a three stage supply chain commonly used in various industries.
|Journal||International Journal of Nonlinear Analysis and Applications|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2021|