Optimizing Location of Logistic Centers-selected OR-based Models, Methods and Tools
【摘要】：正The paper deals with locating logistic centers, which is one of the most important problems studied within the domain of the economy supporting logistics. The aim of this study is a review of selected methods and tools allowing to design and analyze the logistics chain functions, with particular attention paid to the methods of supporting decision making in the location (distribution) of logistics centers and planning their functions. Distinguished are here, on one hand, the tools and techniques of analysis and simulation of an entire logistics chain and, on the other hand, models and methods of planning the logistics center location and optimizing some logistics chain functions. The review includes some methods and tools for analysis and simulation of the logistics chains, logistic center location models (non-competitive and competitive), combined optimization models of the logistics center location and size, combined optimization of the number of logistics centers and vehicle routes as well as multi-criteria and fuzzy location models.