LogisticsLab/CLP
LogisticsLab/CLP is a software to solve continuous median
and centre problems. Continuous location problems determine the best
possible greenfield location. The point where a planned logistics node
can be optimally placed is to be found within a certain area. The individual
points on a flat surface or on a spherical surface represent the positions
of a potential location. In contrast, in discrete location problems,
only existing logistics nodes can act as locations.
The following two approaches are distinguished::
- The median problem aims at minimising the sum of the weighted
distances and consists of finding one or more optimal locations.
Depending on the number p of locations sought, these problems are
also called p-Median Problems
- The centre problem aims at minimising of the maximum (weighted)
distance of the demand lo-cations to the corresponding locations
and consists in the determination of one or more cen-tres.
Depending on the number p of locations sought,
these problems are also called p-Centre Problems