Multi-period distribution center location and scale decision in supply chain network

Dan Zhuge, Shucheng Yu, Lu Zhen, Weirong Wang

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15 Citations (Scopus)


This study extends a traditional problem on locating distribution centers (DC) under uncertain demands, and proposes a stochastic programming model on locating DCs, determining their suitable scales, as well as adjusting DCs so as to adapt to the dynamically changing demands at the sites of retailers. Some lower and upper bounds are also designed to analyze the values of the perfect information, stochastic solution, and the DC adjustments. Numerical experiments are conducted to validate the effectiveness of the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-226
Number of pages11
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • Distribution centers
  • Facility location
  • Multi-period
  • Stochastic programming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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