Capacitated Location-Allocation Hub Covering Problem in Manufacturing-Customer InteractionHamed Fazlollahtabar*
Faculty of Management and Technology, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Babol, Iran
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- Hamed F
Faculty of Management and Technology
Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Babol, Iran
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Received: March 16, 2015; Accepted: August 18, 2015; Published: August 22, 2015
Citation: Fazlollahtabar H (2015) Capacitated Location-Allocation Hub Covering Problem in Manufacturing-Customer Interaction. J Appl Computat Math 4:243. doi:10.4172/2168-9679.1000243
Copyright: © 2015 Fazlollahtabar H. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper presents a location-allocation hub covering considering capacity constraints for multiple hubs and allocates non-hub nodes including the manufacturer and the customer. The model is an integer linear programming minimizing the transfer costs and optimizes the allocation requests from the manufacturer to the customer passing through one or two hubs. It also simultaneously minimize the cost allocation requests and optimize the use of any existing network hub and the use of any existing network hub due to restrictions on the transfer or collect applications to hub. The model optimization is fulfilled using Lingo 9.0 software, and a discussion is comprehensibly illustrating the aspects of the proposed model.