Optimizing the Location-Allocation Problem with Multiple Objectives

The location-allocation problem involves multiple shipping destinations, with known demands for a given product and known transportation costs from sources to destinations. The problem is to determine the number of facilities and their locations in order to best service the shipping destinations. This paper presents an approach to facility location which allows the analysis of multiple conflicting goals as an extension of previous solution approaches. Specifically, the paper applies the branch and bound integer goal programming approach to the location-allocation problem.

Publication Information
Article Title: Optimizing the Location-Allocation Problem with Multiple Objectives
Journal: International Journal of Physical Distribution and Materials Management (1979)
Vol.9, No.6
Author(s): Lee, Sang M;  Franz, L.
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Lee, Sang M
Lee, Sang M
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