Facility Location: A Survey of Applications and Methods / Edition 1

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Facility location is concerned with the siting of one or more facitlies in a way that optimizes certain objectives such as minimizing transportation costs, providing equitable service to customers, maximizing market share captured, or minimizing the time taken to deliver emergency services.
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"This is an interesting book which is easy and enjoyable to read. Many research issues are clearly put forward for further investigation and I personally salute those authors for their unselfishness." Journal of the Operational Research
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Table of Contents

Book Overview 1
1 Estimating Distances 9
2 Replacing Discrete Demand with Continuous Demand 33
3 Global Optimization in Location 43
4 Inferred Ideal Weights for Multiple Facilities 69
5 Conjugate Duality in Facility Location 89
6 Using Voronoi Diagrams 103
7 Location with Market Externalities 121
8 Objectives in Location Problems 151
9 Distribution System Design 181
10 Siting Emergency Services 199
11 Continuous Location Problems 225
12 Global Manufacturing Strategy 263
13 Competitive Facility Location in the Plane 285
14 Multifacility Retail Networks 301
15 Economic Models of Firm Location 331
16 Competitive Location in Discrete Space 367
17 Flow-Interception Problems 389
18 Location-Routing Problems with Uncertainty 427
19 Location, Routing and the Environment 453
20 Hazardous Materials Logistics 467
References 507
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