Optimizer with multiple decision variables
We are trying to create optimizer where we have the multiple decision variables like deciding on the number of line runs, forecast number to be allocated on a line and inventory norms to be met for a particular product . for instance my objective equation is as below:
there are multiple objectives which has to be met with priority orders (without weightages). How can we use Anaplan’s Optimizer to configure this?
there are two possible approaches we could think of:
- Making single function comprising all objectives (where priority will be provided for all decision variables without weightages) i.e x has the highest priority, y has 2 nd highest and so on – In all our previous experiences, objective with only 1 decision variable has been implemented
- Running sequentially to meet objectives in the defined priority orders i.e we try to meet the value for x, then y followed by z
Also, unit of measure of all decision variables in objective function may not be same. For instance – x is in units - units of a product to be produced , y are in days- days of inventory cover to be maintained and z are in number- number of line runs recommended.
how can we configure such a scenario in Anaplan's optimizer
Any help on this would be really appreciated