A goal programming model that ensures efficient usage of limited interdiction budget in the procurement game

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CROATIAN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH REVIEW, vol.9, no.1, pp.75-85, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier


The paper investigates a procurement game between two rival firms considered as a network interdiction problem (NIP) where an interdictor, using limited interdiction budget, interdicts the node of supplier(s) on a capacitated single echelon multi products supply chain and tries to explicitly maximize the minimum procurement cost of a defender. In the study, a goal programming model is proposed to prevent the situations where the budget is used unnecessary (wasted budget) out of discrete interdiction variable.