Location Models

  • H. A. Eiselt
  • Carl-Louis Sandblom
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


This chapter introduces the basic ideas of location models. We first provide a short introduction to the subject and enumerate some of its major components. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the major classes of location models.


Location Model Facility Location Integer Programming Problem Quadratic Assignment Problem Demand Node 
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Supplementary material


  1. Hakimi SL (1964) Optimal location of switching centers and medians of a graph. Oper Res 12: 450–459.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Business AdministrationUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada
  2. 2.Deptartment of Industrial EngineeringDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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