Discrete facility location with nonlinear diseconomies in fixed costs

Pitu Mirchandani, Ravindran Jagannathan

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A discrete facility location problem is formulated where the total fixed cost for establishing the facilities includes a component that is a nonlinear function of the number of facilities being established. Some theoretical properties of the solution are derived when this fixed cost is a convex nondecreasing function of the number of facilities. Based on these properties an efficient bisection heuristic is developed where at each iteration, the classical "uncapacitated facility location" and/or "m-median" subproblems are solved using available efficient heuristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-224
Number of pages12
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Decision Sciences
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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