Title: Distance-based facility location problem for fuzzy demand with simultaneous opening of two facilities

Authors: Ashish Sharma; Ashish Sharma; Anand Singh Jalal

Addresses: Department of Computer Engineering and Applications, GLA University, 17 km stone, NH#2, Mathura (UP), India ' Department of Mathematics, GLA University, 17 km stone, NH#2, Mathura (UP), India ' Department of Computer Engineering and Applications, GLA University, 17 km stone, NH#2, Mathura (UP), India

Abstract: In the real world there are so many businesses for which the major concern is the location of facility/store so that they can satisfy the demand in an efficient manner. Therefore the companies perform extensive survey for the finding the right location before the setup of facility/store. These surveys generate the probabilistic data. In the light of these real life aspects we developed a distance based on the facility location problem (FLP) for the fuzzy demand. The distance between the customer and the facility is incorporated in the form of constraints. Model is applied over different defuzzification methods and results are compared. Results are also obtained for the option of simultaneous opening of two locations. Results show that, sometimes the two facility opening option provides the better results as compared to one. Solution procedure is provided. Numerical example is presented in order to briefly explain the model using LINGO.

Keywords: facility location problem; FLP; fuzzy demand; region search; distance-based FLP.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSM.2017.10011186

International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics, 2018 Vol.9 No.6, pp.590 - 601

Accepted: 19 Jun 2017
Published online: 16 Nov 2018 *

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