Facility Location Planning and Network Design

  • Dmitry Ivanov
  • Alexander Tsipoulanidis
  • Jörn Schönberger
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


This chapter starts with an outline of a recent real-world location planning problem. It provides the analysis of different decision tasks in a typical location planning scenario and reveals the interactions between individual decision situations of the tasks. The generic decision task regarding which regions should be incorporated into a supply network is addressed. A further part is dedicated to the identification of explicit location proposals for those regions that contribute to supply chain cost efficiency. The multiple factor search for the right location for a facility in a region is addressed in the final section. The chapter is completed by the respective E-Supplement providing additional case studies, Excel templates, tasks and video streams.


Transportation Cost Distribution Centre Decision Situation Supply Chain Design Binary Decision Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dmitry Ivanov
    • 1
  • Alexander Tsipoulanidis
    • 1
  • Jörn Schönberger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationBerlin School of Economics and LawBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Transportation and Traffic Science “Friedrich List”Technical University of DresdenDresdenGermany

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