Facility Location

Concepts, Models, Algorithms and Case Studies

  • Reza Zanjirani Farahani
  • Masoud Hekmatfar

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Marzie Zarinbal
    Pages 5-17
  3. Milad Avazbeigi
    Pages 19-36
  4. Esmaeel Moradi, Morteza Bidkhori
    Pages 37-68
  5. Farzaneh Daneshzand, Razieh Shoeleh
    Pages 69-92
  6. Zeinab Azarmand, Ensiyeh Neishabouri
    Pages 93-109
  7. Masoumeh Bayat, Mahdieh Sedghi
    Pages 111-143
  8. Hamed Fallah, Ali Naimi Sadigh, Marjan Aslanzadeh
    Pages 145-176
  9. Masoomeh Jamshidi
    Pages 177-191
  10. Maryam Biazaran, Bahareh SeyediNezhad
    Pages 193-217
  11. Sara Bastani, Narges Kazemzadeh
    Pages 219-241
  12. Masoud Hekmatfar, Mirsaman Pishvaee
    Pages 243-270
  13. Mohammad Javad Karimifar, Mohammad Khalighi Sikarudi, Esmaeel Moradi, Morteza Bidkhori
    Pages 271-294
  14. Zeinab Bagherpoor, Shaghayegh Parhizi, Mahtab Hoseininia, Nooshin Heidari, Reza Ghasemi Yaghin
    Pages 295-314
  15. Sara Hosseini, Ameneh Moharerhaye Esfahani
    Pages 315-345
  16. Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Maryam Abedian, Sara Sharahi
    Pages 347-372
  17. Masoud Hekmatfar, Maryam SteadieSeifi
    Pages 373-393
  18. Anahita Hassanzadeh, Leyla Mohseninezhad, Ali Tirdad, Faraz Dadgostari, Hossein Zolfagharinia
    Pages 395-417
  19. Javad Behnamian, Babak Eghtedari
    Pages 419-450
  20. Mohamadreza Kaviani
    Pages 451-471
  21. Meysam Alizadeh
    Pages 473-504
  22. Sajedeh Tafazzoli, Marzieh Mozafari
    Pages 505-521
  23. Ali Naimi Sadigh, Hamed Fallah
    Pages 523-534
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 535-549

About this book


This book deals with location problems. Location problems establish a set of facilities (resources) to minimize the cost of satisfying a set of demands (customers) with respect to a set of constraints. There are four components that describe location problems: customers, who are assumed to be already located at points or on routes, facilities that will be located, a space in which customers and facilities are located, and a metric that indicates geographical and chronological distances between customers and facilities. This book describes these parts in each specific location model. Location models are used in a variety of applications such as locating warehouses within a supply chain to minimize the average time to market, locating noxious material to maximize its distance to the public, etc. In this book, readers can find these applications exemplified by real-world cases for each particular model. The relationship between location problems and other areas such as supply chains is also considered here.


Allocation Facility Location OR application Optimization Storage System

Editors and affiliations

  • Reza Zanjirani Farahani
  • Masoud Hekmatfar

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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2150-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2151-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
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