Facility Location pp 473-504

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

Facility Location in Supply Cha



A supply chain (SC) is the network of facilities and activities that performs the function of product development, procurement of material from vendors, the movement of materials between facilities, the manufacturing of products, the distribution of finished goods to customers, and after-market support for sustainment (Mabert and Venkataramanan 1998). The supply chain not only includes the manufacturer and suppliers, but also transporters, warehouses, retailers, and customer tshemselves. Within each organization, the supply chain include, but not limited to, new product development, marketing, operations, distribution, finance, and customer service (Chopra 2003).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran

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