CHAPTER 6

Facilities Location

CRITICAL QUESTIONS

After going through this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What role does globalization play in the facilities location problem that a firm faces?
  • What are the factors that influence the facilities location problem?
  • How is the facilities location problem solved?
  • What are the qualitative and quantitative methods available for choosing one location from multiple possible locations?
  • How does one use the transportation model for solving the location problem?

Many facilities are located in multiple markets so that it becomes easy to access customers. HSBC, for instance, has locations at many places all over the world.

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