A Facility Location Model Using DEA

Invited abstract in session TA-20: Facility Location, stream Location.

Area: Routing, Location, Logistics and Transportation

Tuesday, 8:30-10:00
Room: Building CW, ground floor, Room 022

Authors (first author is the speaker)

1. Adel Hatamimarbini
HEC Liège, Université de Liège
2. Mehdi Toloo
Systems Engineering, Technical University of Ostrava
3. Per Agrell
Louvain School of Management, Université Catholique de Louvain


In general, facility location problems target at finding the optimal location among a set of candidate facility locations (e.g., plants and warehouses) where the objective is to minimize the total cost of the siting configuration in line with fulfilling the demands. Since facility location decisions normally have significant and long-term impact on the entire supply chain, we require to consider a number of, often conflicting, objectives. In this study, we develop a new facility location model using data envelopment analysis (DEA) with the aim of locating the facility as well as determining its optimal capacity. To validate the proposed model, we prove some theorems and provide an illustrating example.


Status: accepted

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