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Operations Management: Processes and Supply Chains, 12th Edition by Larry P. Ritzman, Manoj K. Malhotra, Lee J. Krajewski

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13 Supply Chain Logistic Networks

Learning Goals

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the factors affecting location choices.

  2. Find the center of gravity using the load–distance method.

  3. Use financial data with break-even analysis to identify the location of a facility.

  4. Determine the location of a facility in a network using the transportation method.

  5. Understand the role of geographical information systems in making location decisions.

  6. Explain the implications of centralized versus forward placement of inventories.

  7. Use a preference matrix to evaluate proposed locations as part of a systematic location selection process.

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