Accession Number : AD0673509

Title :   MULTI PRODUCT PLANT LOCATION UNDER ECONOMICS OF SCALE IN PRODUCTION AND TRANSPORTATION.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA MANAGEMENT SCIENCES RESEARCH GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Rutenberg,David

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : There are M markets each with a fixed demand for each of K different products or commodities. P possible plant sites are under consideration. Demand must be satisfied for each product. At each plant site there are continuous economics of scale jointly across all products manufactured there. Similarly there are quantity discounts in transporting each product from each plant site to each market. An exact solution technique is presented to find the plant capacities for each product that minimize total production plus transportation cost. This is a one period analysis, made under certainty. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PRODUCTION CONTROL, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ECONOMICS), (*WAREHOUSES, SITE SELECTION), MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, MULTIPLE OPERATION, OPTIMIZATION, QUALITY CONTROL, FLOW CHARTING, GRAPHICS, SCHEDULING, TRANSPORTATION, GAME THEORY, COSTS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE