A binary linear programming approach for supporting administrative territorial consolidation

The objective of this paper is to develop a scalable binary linear programming model for finding the optimal aggregation of communes into spatially contiguous administrative territorial units (ATUs) constrained on certain balancing criteria. The requirement for the ATUs to be contiguous represents the main computational bottleneck and, therefore, it prevents one from using such models … Read more

A combined model for chain expansion including the possibility of locating a new facility and modification and/or closing of existing facilities

The problem of an expanding chain (it already has some facilities) in a given area is considered. It may locate a new facility, or vary (up or down) the quality of its existing facilities, or close some of them, or a combination of all those possibilities, whatever it is the best to maximize its profit, … Read more