Network and Discrete Location: Models, Algorithms, and Applications, 2nd Edition

Network and Discrete Location: Models, Algorithms, and Applications, 2nd Edition

by Mark S. Daskin
     
 

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Praise for the First Edition
This book is refreshing to read since it takes an important topic...
and presents it in a clear and concise manner by using examples that include visual presentations of the problem, solution methods, and results along with an explanation of the mathematical and procedural

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Praise for the First Edition
This book is refreshing to read since it takes an important topic...
and presents it in a clear and concise manner by using examples that include visual presentations of the problem, solution methods, and results along with an explanation of the mathematical and procedural steps required to model the problem and work through to a solution.” —Journal of Classification

Thoroughly updated and revised, Network and Discrete Location: Models, Algorithms, and Applications, Second Edition remains the go-to guide on facility location modeling. The book offers a unique introduction to methodological tools for solving location models and provides insight into when each approach is useful and what information can be obtained.

The Second Edition focuses on real-world extensions of the basic models used in locating facilities, including production and distribution systems, location-inventory models, and defender-interdictor problems. A unique taxonomy of location problems and models is also presented. Featuring examples using the author’s own software—SITATION, MOD-DIST, and MENU-OKF—as well as Microsoft Office® Excel®, the book provides: 

• A theoretical and applied perspective on location models and algorithms
• An intuitive presentation of the uses and limits of modeling techniques
• An introduction to integrated location-inventory modeling and defender-interdictor models for the design of reliable facility location systems
• A full range of exercises to equip readers with an understanding of the basic facility location model types 

Network and Discrete Location: Models, Algorithms, and Applications, Second Edition is an essential resource for practitioners in applied and discrete mathematics, operations research, industrial engineering, and quantitative geography. The book is also a useful textbook for upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and MBA courses.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A book/disk guide to using and developing facility location models, for students and professionals, with an introduction to model-building methods and solution algorithms using classical location problems and real-life extensions of the basic models. The text outlines methodological tools for solving location models, and concentrates on covering models, center problems, median models, and fixed charge location problems. Appendices offer instructions and tables for using programs on the disk. Includes chapter summaries and exercises. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118536964
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
536
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

MARK S. DASKIN, PhD, is Clyde W. Johnson Collegiate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering as well as Department Chair at the University of Michigan. Dr. Daskin is the former editor-in-chief of both Transportation Science and IIE Transactions and continues to serve on the editorial boards of both journals. He is also on the editorial board of the IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering and is the author of the award-winning book Service Science, also published by Wiley.

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