A Multi-Exchange Heuristic for the Single Source Capacitated Facility Location Problem

Scaparra, Maria Paola and Ahuja, Ravindra K. and Orlin, James B. and Pallottino, Stefano and Scutella, Maria Grazia (2004) A Multi-Exchange Heuristic for the Single Source Capacitated Facility Location Problem. Management Science, 50 (6). pp. 749-760. ISSN 0025-1909. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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.

Item Type: Article
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: 13 Jun 2014 08:34
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5371 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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