The Capacitated Location-Allocation Problem in the Presence of *k* Connections

Abstract

We consider a capacitated location-allocation problem in the presence of k connections on the horizontal line barrier. The objective is to locate a set of new facilities among a set of existing facilities and to allocate an optimal number of existing facilities to each new facility in order to satisfy their demands such that the summation of the weighted rectilinear barrier distances from new facilities to existing facilities is minimized. The proposed problem is designed as a mixed-integer nonlinear programming model. To show the efficiency of the model, a numerical example is provided. It is worth noting that the global optimal solution is obtained.

We consider a capacitated location-allocation problem in the presence of k connections on the horizontal line barrier. The objective is to locate a set of new facilities among a set of existing facilities and to allocate an optimal number of existing facilities to each new facility in order to satisfy their demands such that the summation of the weighted rectilinear barrier distances from new facilities to existing facilities is minimized. The proposed problem is designed as a mixed-integer nonlinear programming model. To show the efficiency of the model, a numerical example is provided. It is worth noting that the global optimal solution is obtained.

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nullS. Shiripour, M. Amiri-Aref and I. Mahdavi, "The Capacitated Location-Allocation Problem in the Presence of*k* Connections," *Applied Mathematics*, Vol. 2 No. 8, 2011, pp. 947-952. doi: 10.4236/am.2011.28130.

nullS. Shiripour, M. Amiri-Aref and I. Mahdavi, "The Capacitated Location-Allocation Problem in the Presence of

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