Title

A model for the capacitated p-facility location problem in global environments

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

12 p.

Publication Date

1997

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Computers & Operations Research

Source ISSN

0305-0549

Abstract

This paper extends the capacitated facility location problem to include (i) a limit on the total number of open facilities, (ii) limits on the number of open facilities in particular regions, and (iii) the availability of a number of capacity options at each location. A highly efficient heuristic solution methodology based on Lagrangian relaxation is provided, and problems involving up to 400 locations/destinations are solved on an IBM 3090-600E computer. In addition, the paper investigates various logistical issues that are of relevance to managers in the current era of globally dispersed facility location.

Comments

Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 24, No. 11 (November, 1997): 1005-1016. DOI.