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Unformatted text preview: gravity method. “The center-of-gravity method takes into account the locations of the facility and markets, demand, and transportation costs in arriving at the best location for a single facility” (Collier & Evans, 2010, pg 167). The center of gravity method is used to determine the location of a single distribution center that will minimize distribution costs. It is helpful in a limited number of situations, which are primarily service businesses, where geography and transportation costs are important. To use this method for the case study, you would use a map which would show the locations of the possible garage sites. You would then use a coordinate system that is overlaid on the map to help determine the relative locations. Once this is done, the coordinates for each site can be placed. References Collier, David A., Evans, James R. (2010). Operations Management OM2. Publisher: CENGAGE. ISBN: 13-978-0-538-74678-6 CFU – Parking Garage 3...
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- Spring '11
- Economics, Coordinate system, parking garage, CFU