Facility Location: Concepts, Models, Algorithms and Case Studies

Front Cover
Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Masoud Hekmatfar
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 9, 2009 - Business & Economics - 549 pages
1 Review

This book deals with location problems. Location problems establish a set of facilities (resources) to minimize the cost of satisfying a set of demands (customers) with respect to a set of constraints. There are four components that describe location problems: customers, who are assumed to be already located at points or on routes, facilities that will be located, a space in which customers and facilities are located, and a metric that indicates geographical and chronological distances between customers and facilities. This book describes these parts in each specific location model. Location models are used in a variety of applications such as locating warehouses within a supply chain to minimize the average time to market, locating noxious material to maximize its distance to the public, etc. In this book, readers can find these applications exemplified by real-world cases for each particular model. The relationship between location problems and other areas such as supply chains is also considered here.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Poor, badly written and does no more than consolidate the finding/summaries of papers in the area, no additional insight or explanation, even the terminology used through the book is inconsistent. Not sure why this book exists.

Contents

Introduction
1
Distance Functions in Location Problems Marzie Zarinbal
5
An Overview of Complexity Theory Milad Avazbeigi
19
Single Facility Location Problem Esmaeel Moradi and Morteza Bidkhori
37
Multifacility Location Problem Farzaneh Daneshzand and Razieh Shoeleh
69
Location Allocation Problem Zeinab Azarmand and Ensiyeh Neishabouri Jami
93
Quadratic Assignment Problem Masoumeh Bayat and Mahdieh Sedghi
110
Covering Problem Hamed Fallah Ali NaimiSadigh and Marjan Aslanzadeh
145
Warehouse Location Problem Zeinab Bagherpoor Shaghayegh Parhizi Mahtab Hoseininia Nooshin Heidari and Reza Ghasemi Yaghin
295
Obnoxious Facility Location Sara Hosseini and Ameneh Moharerhaye Esfahani
315
Dynamic Facility Location Problem Reza Zanjirani Farahani Maryam Abedian and Sara Sharahi
347
MultiCriteria Location Problem Masoud Hekmatfar and Maryam SteadieSeifi
373
LocationRouting Problem Anahita Hassanzadeh Leyla Mohseninezhad Ali Tirdad Faraz Dadgostari and Hossein Zolfagharinia
394
Storage System Layout Javad Behnamian and Babak Eghtedari
419
LocationInventory Problem Mohamadreza Kaviani
451
Facility Location in Supply Chain Meysam Alizadeh
472

Median Location Problem Masoomeh Jamshidi
177
Center Problem Maryam Biazaran and Bahareh SeyediNezhad
192
Hierarchical Location Problem Sara Bastani and Narges Kazemzadeh
219
Hub Location Problem Masoud Hekmatfar and Mirsaman Pishvaee
242
Competitive Location Problem Mohammad Javad Karimifar Mohammad Khalighi Sikarudi Esmaeel Moradi and Morteza Bidkhori
271
Classification of Location Models and Location Softwares Sajedeh Tafazzoli and Marzieh Mozafari
505
Demand Point Aggregation Analysis for Location Models Ali NaimiSadigh and Hamed Fallah
523
Metaheuristic Methods Zohre Khoban and Saeed Ghadimi
535
Index
545
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information