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Facility Location Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design: Current State and Emerging Trends

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Facility location decisions play a critical role in the design of supply chain networks. This chapter outlines key features of facility location problems and their integration with various logistic operations in the context of network (re)design. Modeling approaches and solution methods are also discussed for these challenging combinatorial optimization problems. In addition, we examine five emerging trends that will continue to drive research in this area, namely, sustainable development, the transition to a circular economy, data source-related issues, disruptive events and resilience, and omnichannel distribution in the retail sector. We review and classify recent contributions, identify research gaps, and provide directions for future research.


  • Facility location
  • Sustainable network design
  • Circular economy
  • Data scarcity
  • Resilience
  • Omnichannel

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Costa, Y., Melo, T. (2023). Facility Location Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design: Current State and Emerging Trends. In: Sarkis, J. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Supply Chain Management. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

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