Groupe d’études et de recherche en analyse des décisions


A Continuous Location-Allocation Problem with Zone-Dependent Fixed Cost


A zone-dependent fixed cost is introduced within the framework of minisum location of facilities in the continuous space. An efficient algorithm for determining the optimal solution for the single facility location problem is put forward, and its properties are validated. A hypothetical example is given to illustrate the algorithm. Some heuristic procedures are proposed for the multi-facility case with encouraging results.

, 20 pages