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This thesis researches the application of different quantitative models to solve warehouse location problems in distribution network design. To find out which quantitative approaches are preferred by decision-makers at the case company, a focus group regarding strengths and weaknesses of optimization and simulation models is conducted. Based on the result of the focus group a two-step model approach is preferred by the decision-makers, where an optimization model is followed up by a simulation model.
The center of gravity approach is the chosen optimization model for this research. The outcome gives an indication on where the new possible warehouse location should be located based on the location of the customers and their demands. A static, deterministic and discrete-time simulation approach is chosen to build an as-is model as close to reality as possible and then run the simulation for the new warehouse location by changing the input parameters of the model accordingly.
This two-step model approach decided upon by the participants of the focus group allows for the combination of strengths and the mitigation of weaknesses of the separate approaches.
Overall, the outcome of this research can be used for future decisions in distribution network design at the case company, as well as in other cases, to improve existing distribution networks.
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