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|Title:||A facility location decision: Thibodeau-Finch Transport Ltd.|
|Authors:||Love, Robert F.|
Truscott, William G.
Walker, John H.
McMaster University, Faculty of Business
|Series/Report no.:||Research and working paper series (McMaster University. Faculty of Business)|
|Abstract:||<p>This paper applies a single-facility location model to the distribution network covered by the Brantford, Ontario branch of Thibodeau-Finch Transport Ltd. The model is used to determine whether or not the existing terminal location should be maintained for the present demand structure and for a projected demand structure. Optimal locations are obtained for both demand structures using a distance function that is tailored to the actual road network over which the firm's vehicles travel. It is found that the optimal solutions are sufficiently close to the existing solution to conclude that Thibodeau-Finch should not consider relocation among its strategic options.</p>|
|Description:||<p>16, 8 p. : ; Includes bibliographical references (p. 16). ; Cover title.</p> <p>This research was supported by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.</p>|
|Appears in Collections:||DeGroote School of Business Working Paper Series|
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