Contents: 1. Introduction Part I: Measuring the Shape of the Transportation Network 2. 'Measuring' the Shape of the Transportation Network: State of the Art Part II: Location-Allocation Results and the Shape of the Transportation Network 3. Optimal Locations and Transportation Networks: The Case of Autarky 4. Optimal Locations and Transportation Networks: The Case of a Common Market 5. Optimal Locations of Human Activities and the Permeability of the Border in a Common Market Part III: Location-Allocation Modelling and the Measure of Distance 6. Distance-Predicting Functions and Location-Allocation Results 7. Price Policies, Transportation Networks and Location-Allocation Results 8. Negative Externalities and Location-Allocation Results Part IV: Land-Use Planning and the Shape of the Transportation Network: Two Real-World Examples 9. Optimal Locations of Health Centres in Niger: Rainy Season versus Dry Season Accessibility 10. Optimal Location of Recycling in Belgium: Externalities versus Transportation Costs 11. Conclusion References Index.
Facility location applications are concerned with the location of one or more facilities in a way that optimizes a certain objective such as mini- mizing transportation cost, providing equitable service to customers, cap- turing the largest market share, etc. Facility location problems give rise to challenging geometrical and combinatorial problems. The research on facility location problems spans many research fields such as operations re- search/management science, industrial engineering, geography, economics, computer science, mathematics, marketing, electrical engineering, urban planning, and related fields. Applications to facility location models abound. Location of warehouses, plants, hospitals, retail outlets are classical examples. Applications are also found in the location of electronical components, warning sirens, sprinklers, radar beams, exploratory oil wells. These are less obvious "facilities". One should consider applying a location model to any scenario that involves finding a best location (or locations) for any object(s). This book Facility Location: A Survey of Applications and Methods pro- vides a state of the art review along with references to important contem- porary topics in locational analysis. The book includes twenty chapters divided into four parts, each dealing with a different aspect of location modeling and implementation. The book concludes with over 1,200 refer- ences. The first part Methodology and Analysis consists of a survey of method- ological and technical aspects of location analysis. Issues such as estimating distances, the error introduced by assuming discrete demand rather than continuous one, global optimization techniques, inference of weights, con- jugate duality, and using Voronoi diagrams are reviewed.
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