Facility Location Models: Applications of Multi-Criteria Decision Making Methods

  • Sahar Validi (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


The structure of the logistics network is affecting the overall performance of supply chains. This designing task is very complicated and its complexity increases when uncertain internal and external factors are involved. Developing an optimisation model that captures all of the factors affecting the network is extremely difficult. Consequently, solving such a model is difficult. This complicated task needs to consider different criteria and take into account different stakeholders priorities
Facility Location, with its wide range of integrated problems, and Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) are both established subject areas within the main domain of Operational Research. Review of literature reveals some applications and contributions of MCDM methods to designing logistics and supply chain networks. This paper, as a part of an ongoing research, aims to review and categorise the applications of MCDM methods in modelling, solving and analysing phases of location decision making within logistics and supply chain networks.
Period23 Jun 2019
Event title30th European Conference on Operational Research
Event typeConference
Conference number30
LocationDublin, IrelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational