A simulated annealing heuristic for the facility location problem
by Hasan Hosseini Nasab; Fatemeh Mobasheri
International Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Optimisation (IJMMNO), Vol. 4, No. 3, 2013

Abstract: In this article, a facility location problem (FLP) is considered by the possibility of duplications for each machine type in the presence of alternative processing routes for each product. The objective of this study is to minimise the total distance that is travelled by the products. According to the NP-hardness of the problem, a simulated annealing (SA) is proposed to solve the FLP. Considering two kinds of mutation operator in generating neighbourhood solution makes the SA as an efficient approach to solve large size FLP problems.

Online publication date: Sat, 26-Jul-2014

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