Stochastic versus Robust Optimization for a Transportation Problem

In this paper we consider a transportation problem under uncertainty related to gypsum replenishment for a cement producer. The problem is to determine the number of vehicles to book at the beginning of each week to replenish gypsum at all the cement factories of the producer in order to minimize the total cost, given by … Read more

Monotonic bounds in multistage mixed-integer linear stochastic programming: theoretical and numerical results

Multistage stochastic programs bring computational complexity which may increase exponentially in real case problems. For this reason approximation techniques which replace the problem by a simpler one and provide lower and upper bounds to the optimal solution are very useful. In this paper we provide monotonic lower and upper bounds for the optimal objective value … Read more