Iterative methodology on locating a cement plant
Kockal, Niyazi Ugur
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In this study, a cement plant location was determined by considering essential parameters such as the locations of resources and their importance in the manufacturing process. A crucial mathematical problem, named Weber problem, reinforced the decision of the method of allocating the factory. Additionally, not only the limitations of the cement production but also the importance weights of goods used in the manufacturing were taken into account in the iterative methodology in order to answer the engineering question via the mathematical problem. As a result, by optimizing the case through the iterations introduced in the paper, the location of the cement plant was set. Hence several losses such as extra travel distances and time wasting in transportation were minimized.