A Review on the detailed Experimental Study of Facility Location Techniques used in Supply Chain Management

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Volume-44 Number-4
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Satyajeet Das, Thuleshwar Nath


Satyajeet Das, Thuleshwar Nath "A Review on the detailed Experimental Study of Facility Location Techniques used in Supply Chain Management", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V44(4),189-194 February 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Facility location decisions play a vital role in the design of supply chain networks. In this paper, a literature review of facility location models in the context of supply chain management is given. We identify basic features that such models must capture to support decision-making involved in strategic supply chain planning. In particular, the integration of location decisions with other decisions relevant to the design of a supply chain network is discussed. Furthermore, aspects related to the structure of the supply chain network, including those specific to reverse logistics, are also addressed. Significant contributions to the current state-of-the-art are surveyed taking into account numerous factors. Supply chain performance measures and optimization techniques are also reviewed. Applications of facility location models to supply chain network design ranging across various industries are presented. Finally, a list of issues requiring further research is highlighted.


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Supply chain management, Supply chain network, supply chain performance, Optimization technique.