Facilities, locations, customers: Building blocks of location models. A survey

Scaparra, Maria Paola and Scutella, Maria Grazia (2001) Facilities, locations, customers: Building blocks of location models. A survey. Technical report. Universits' degli Studi di Pisa TR-01-18. (Unpublished) (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

As evidenced by the remarkable diversity of real world applications which have been modeled and solved as location problems, the eld studying the optimal location of facilities is a very interdisciplinary and broad research area. The purpose of this paper is to t the large variety of location models within a general unied framework, which arises from the description of the three buildings blocks of location problems, namely: facilities, customers, and locations. We provide evidences of how a particular problem specication can be stated mathematically as an optimization problem by opportunely combining into a compact and workable model the main features that characterize and relate these three elements.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
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: 31 Aug 2008 18:49
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 11:07
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5394 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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