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Optimal Allocation of Mould Manufacturing Resources Under Manufacturing Network Environments based on a Bi-Level Programming Model

Volume 13, Number 7, November 2017 - Paper 18  - pp. 1147-1158
DOI: 10.23940/ijpe.17.07.p18.11471158

Hongyan Haoa,b,*, Fanxin Konga,b

aJiangsu Key Laboratory of Advanced Structural Materials and Application Technology, Nanjing, 211167, China
bSchool of Material Engineering, Nanjing Institute of Technology, Nanjing, 211167,China

(Submitted on August 29, 2017; Revised on September 30, 2017; Accepted on October 18, 2017)


In order to achieve the optimal selection and allocation of various mould manufacturing resources under a manufacturing network environment, this study developed a bi-level programming model and proposed a related solution. Based on a thorough analysis of the allocation process of mould manufacturing resources, the calculation formulas of the task’s satisfaction with resource service quality and the load balance rate of resources were derived, and a bi-level programming mathematical model for the optimal allocation of mould manufacturing resources was established. Moreover, a hierarchical discrete particle swarm optimization (HDPSO) algorithm, which was based on the principle of non-dominated sorting in a multi-objective optimization, was designed for solving the model. Finally, a mould manufacturing project was selected for experimentally validating the feasibility of the proposed bi-level programming model for the optimal allocation of resources and the effectiveness of the proposed HDPSO algorithm.


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