International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Modeling Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Efficient Location/Allocation Decisions

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Many types of facility location/allocation models have been developed to find optimal spatial patterns with respect to various location criteria that include cost, time, coverage, and access among others. In this paper we develop and test location modeling formulations that utilize data envelopment analysis (DEA) efficiency measures to find optimal and efficient facility location/allocation patterns. We believe that solving for the DEA efficiency measure, simultaneously with other location modeling objectives, provides a promising rich approach to multiobjective location problems. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Computers and Operations Research

Publication Date

2-1-2008

Volume

35

Issue

2

First Page

457

Last Page

474

ISSN

0305-0548

DOI

10.1016/j.cor.2006.03.010

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