Solving planar location problems by global optimization
First online: 04.10.2012
Cite this article as: Drezner, Z. Logist. Res. (2013) 6: 17. doi:10.1007/s12159-012-0093-x
In this paper we review global optimization techniques and their application to location problems. The following techniques are reviewed: Big Square Small Square, Big Cube Small Cube, Big Triangle Small Triangle, Big Segment Small Segment, DC Optimization and the Ordered Median formulation. These techniques are described, and examples for their implementation for various location problems are given.
Facility location Global optimization DC optimization Ordered median