Praise for the First Edition
This book is refreshing to read since it takes animportant topic...
and presents it in a clear and concise manner by usingexamples that include visual presentations of the problem,solution methods, and results along with an explanation ofthe mathematical and procedural steps required to model theproblem and work through to a solution.”—Journal of Classification
Thoroughly updated and revised, Network and DiscreteLocation: Models, Algorithms, and Applications, SecondEdition remains the go-to guide on facility location modeling.The book offers a unique introduction to methodological tools forsolving location models and provides insight into when eachapproach is useful and what information can be obtained.
The Second Edition focuses on real-world extensions ofthe basic models used in locating facilities, including productionand distribution systems, location-inventory models, anddefender-interdictor problems. A unique taxonomy of locationproblems and models is also presented. Featuring examples using theauthor’s own software—SITATION, MOD-DIST, andMENU-OKF—as well as Microsoft Office® Excel®, thebook provides:
• A theoretical and applied perspective on location modelsand algorithms
• An intuitive presentation of the uses and limits ofmodeling techniques
• An introduction to integrated location-inventory modelingand defender-interdictor models for the design of reliable facilitylocation systems
• A full range of exercises to equip readers with anunderstanding of the basic facility location model types
Network and Discrete Location: Models, Algorithms, andApplications, Second Edition is an essential resource forpractitioners in applied and discrete mathematics, operationsresearch, industrial engineering, and quantitative geography. Thebook is also a useful textbook for upper-level undergraduate,graduate, and MBA courses.