Title: Multi-objective model for the location of distribution centres with cost evaluation, road access and insecurity

Authors: Thalía Obredor-Baldovino; Katherinne Salas-Navarro; Luis López-Andrade; Rafael Ariza-Avendaño; Shib Sankar Sana

Addresses: Department of Industrial Management, Agroindustrial and Operations, Universidad de la Costa, Calle 58 # 55 – 66, 080002, Barranquilla, Colombia ' Department of Industrial Management, Agroindustrial and Operations, Universidad de la Costa, Calle 58 # 55 – 66, 080002, Barranquilla, Colombia ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de la Costa, Calle 58 # 55 – 66, 080002, Barranquilla, Colombia ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de la Costa, Calle 58 # 55 – 66, 080002, Barranquilla, Colombia ' Department of Mathematics, Kishore Bharati Bhagini Nivedita College, Behala, Kolkata-700060, India

Abstract: This paper presents an alternative to the location of distribution centres considering a multi-objective model minimising insecurity cost and road access for a case study in the City of Barranquilla (Colombia). For the solution of the model, 15 different scenarios of variation of the importance of the proposed objectives are considered. As a basis for the design of the modelling, the characterisation and classification of the variables with the highest incidence in the location of distribution centres or warehouses are posed. It is possible to demonstrate the impact of the evaluation and analysis of the mathematical model for the location of this type of facility.

Keywords: multi-objective model; location of facilities; security; costs; road access; distribution centres.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2021.113670

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2021 Vol.32 No.3, pp.369 - 382

Received: 03 Jul 2019
Accepted: 17 Sep 2019

Published online: 04 Mar 2021 *

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