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Dynamic location - allocation systems: some basic planning strategies

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  • A J Scott

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The general location - allocation problem is defined. Then various generalizations of the problem are indicated. The dynamic extension of the location-allocation problem is shown to be of especial interest and significance. Two major approaches to the formulation and analysis of this dynamic problem are discussed. The first approach makes no attempt to anticipate future events and thus leads over the long-run to sub-optimal solutions. The second approach attempts fully to anticipate the future, and is formalized as a dynamic program. This second approach guarantees full optimality over the range of definition of the problem. Some numerical examples are presented.

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Article provided by Pion Ltd, London in its journal Environment and Planning.

Volume (Year): 3 (1971)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 73-82

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Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:3:y:1971:i:1:p:73-82

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  2. Xueping Li & Zhaoxia Zhao & Xiaoyan Zhu & Tami Wyatt, 2011. "Covering models and optimization techniques for emergency response facility location and planning: a review," Computational Statistics, Springer, Springer, vol. 74(3), pages 281-310, December.
  3. Thanh, Phuong Nga & Bostel, Nathalie & P├ęton, Olivier, 2008. "A dynamic model for facility location in the design of complex supply chains," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 113(2), pages 678-693, June.
  4. Owen, Susan Hesse & Daskin, Mark S., 1998. "Strategic facility location: A review," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 111(3), pages 423-447, December.
  5. Geroliminis, Nikolas & Karlaftis, Matthew G. & Skabardonis, Alexander, 2009. "A spatial queuing model for the emergency vehicle districting and location problem," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 43(7), pages 798-811, August.

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