In order to select the proper cloud manufacturing services to satisfy both sides of supplier and demander, a bi-level programming model is proposed based on extension theory in this paper. Firstly, the cloud model is employed to convert qualitative concepts of language description into quantitative values. Then, according to multicriteria assessment information, the satisfactions of both providers and demanders are calculated by extension evaluation. Finally, respectively taking satisfactions of the demanders and providers as optimization goal of upper layer and lower layer, a mathematical model of bi-level programming is constructed which is solved by linear programming. Compared with traditional recommended methods, the proposed method takes full account of the interests of service providers which have long been neglected. Moreover, extension evaluation is applied to reflect the demand and preference of each subject in detail. Experimental results verify the effectiveness and applicability of the proposed model.
Zhao, J., & Zhou, Y. (2018). Bi-Level Programming Model of Cloud Manufacturing Services Based on Extension Theory. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9702910