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Classification of Location Models and Location Softwares

  • Sajedeh Tafazzoli
  • Marzieh Mozafari
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Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

According to the importance and advantages of classification, the first section of this chapter is dedicated to some presented classifications of location models, which help in having more disciplined understanding of location models. In the second section, some location softwares will be introduced briefly.

Nowadays, with the increasing development of science in all branches, need for a systematic arrangement or proposing a classification scheme for easy access to scientific researches seems necessary. Location science is a branch of optimization science, which formally introduce by Alfred Weber in 1909. It has been growing so rapidly for years that now without a systematic classification of models, continuing the procedure of researches would be so difficult. Therefore, several efforts in classifying location models have been made that, some of them will be mentioned in this section.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran

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