Scaparra, P. and Ahuja, R.K and Orlin, J.B and Pallottino, S. and Scutella, M.G (2004) A Multi-Exchange Heuristic for the Single Source Capacitated Facility Location Problem. Management Science, 50 (6). pp. 749-760. ISSN 0025-1909.
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We present a very large-scale neighborhood (VLSN) search algorithm for the capacitated facility location problem with single-source constraints. The neighborhood structures are induced by customer multiexchanges and by facility moves. We consider both traditional single-customer multi-exchanges, detected on a suitably defined customer improvement graph, and more innovative multicustomer multi-exchanges, detected on a facility improvement graph dynamically built through the use of a greedy scheme. Computational results for some benchmark instances are reported that demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach for solving large-scale problems. A further test on real data involving an Italian factory is also presented.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD29 Operational Research - Applications|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science|
|Depositing User:||Maria Paola Scaparra|
|Date Deposited:||25 Sep 2008 18:40|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:20|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5371 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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