Multi-level facility location problems

Camilo Ortiz-Astorquiza, Ivan Contreras, Gilbert Laporte

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We conduct a comprehensive review on multi-level facility location problems which extend several classical facility location problems and can be regarded as a subclass within the well-established field of hierarchical facility location. We first present the main characteristics of these problems and discuss some similarities and differences with related areas. Based on the types of decisions involved in the optimization process, we identify three different categories of multi-level facility location problems. We present overviews of formulations, algorithms and applications, and we trace the historical development of the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-805
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number3
Early online date28 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2018


  • Hierarchical
  • Location
  • Multi-level facility location
  • Review
  • Supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management


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