IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

A Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for Bi-Criteria Warehouse Location Problem

Listed author(s):
  • Fehmi Burcin Ozsoydan

    ()

    (Osmangazi University)

  • Tugba Sarac

    ()

    (Osmangazi University)

Registered author(s):

    The uncapacitated warehouse location problem (UWLP) is one of the widely studied discrete location problems, in which the nodes (customers) are connected to a number (w) of warehouses in such a way that the total cost, yields from the dissimilarities (distances) and from the fixed costs of the warehouses is minimized. Despite w is considered as fixed integer number, the UWLP is NP-hard. If the UWLP has two or more objective functions and w is an integer variable, the UWLP becomes more complex. Large size of this kind of complex problems can be solved by using heuristic algorithms or artificial intelligent techniques. It’s shown that Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) which is one of the technique of artificial intelligent techniques, has achieved a notable success for continuous optimization, however, PSO implementations and applications for combinatorial optimization are still active research area that to the best of our knowledge fewer studies have been carried out on this topic. In this study, the bi-criteria UWLP of minimizing the total distance and total opening cost of warehouses. is presented and it’s shown that promising results are obtained.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL: http://eidergisi.istanbul.edu.tr/sayi13/iueis13m7.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Department of Econometrics, Faculty of Economics, Istanbul University in its journal Istanbul University Econometrics and Statistics e-Journal.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (Special Issue of 12th International Symposium on Econommetrics, Operation Research and Statistics)
    Pages: 114-124

    as
    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:ist:ancoec:v:13:y:2011:i:1:p:114-124
    Contact details of provider: Web page: http://eidergisi.istanbul.edu.tr

    More information through EDIRC

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    as
    in new window


    1. Francis, Richard L. & McGinnis, Leon F. & White, John A., 1983. "Locational analysis," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 12(3), pages 220-252, March.
    2. Krarup, Jakob & Pruzan, Peter Mark, 1983. "The simple plant location problem: Survey and synthesis," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 12(1), pages 36-57, January.
    3. Frankel, Jeffrey & Stock, James, 1989. "Empirical modeling of exchange rate dynamics : Francis Diebold, Lecture notes in economics and mathematical systems no. 303 (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988) pp. 143, $19.40," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 27(1-2), pages 185-189, August.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ist:ancoec:v:13:y:2011:i:1:p:114-124. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Kutluk Kagan Sumer)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.