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Logistics of Facility Location and Allocation

1st Edition

By Dileep R. Sule

CRC Press

472 pages

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Hardback: 9780824704933
pub: 2001-03-14
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An introduction to pragmatic methods for solving complex problems in facilities location: choosing from among known feasible sites or a broad range described as an area, placing facilities, and assigning customers. It emphasizes careful location and customer allocation to determine optimum use of time and cost - improving flow of materials and services and reducing the need for duplication or construction redundancies.


". . .a happy medium between theory and practice… …can be for advanced undergraduate or early graduate students."

---International Logistics

". . .enhance[s] understanding of the subject. The objective is achieved."

---The Cost Engineer

Table of Contents

Introduction and qualitative methods: introduction and traditional approach; fuzzy logic and analytical hierarchy procedure. Basic quantitative models: single-facility minisum location; alternate objectives in single-facility location; multiple-facility location; basic location allocation model; network facility location. Tour development models: logistics in tour development. Additional quantitative models: dynamic facility locations; simultaneous facility location; transportation network problems; allocation-selection models in production environment.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering