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The main objective of our paper is to solve a problem which was
encountered in an industrial firm. It concerns the conception of a weekly
production planning with the aim to optimize the quantities to be launched.
Indeed, one of the problems raised in that company could be modeled as a linear multiobjective program where the decision variables are of two kinds: the
first ones are upper and lower bounded, and the second ones are nonnegative.
During the resolution process of the multiobjective case, we were faced with the
necessity of developing an effective method to solve the mono-objective case
without any increase in the linear program size, since the industrial case to
solve is already very large. So, we propose an extension of the direct support
method presented in this paper. Its particularity is that it avoids the preliminary transformation of the decision variables. It handles the bounds as
they are initially formulated. The method is really effective, simple to use, and
permits speeding up the resolution process.