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Development of Formulations and Methodologies through Location Analysis

Posted by: Bhushan Avastthi | Posted on: July 5th, 2013

Location analysis problems are data intense and very complex. Data intensity is created as the analysis calls for detailed demand and transportation information. The complexities are created owing to the number of locations been multiplied by the alternative location sites and they in turn been multiplied by the stocking strategies for each location. The techniques utilized are:

Development of Formulations and Methodologies through Location Analysis

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LEED was created to make environmental friendly buildings but at what cost? Let us first of all look at some of the advantages of LEED:

  • Analytic techniques
  • Simulation techniques
  • Optimization or linear programming techniques

Industries strive to achieve a competitive edge in an increasingly competitive global market. Industries have to evolve and change constantly with changing market circumstances, advances in technology as well as the nature of the economy to stay ahead. Several external factors (besides factors which are internal to an industry’s management as well as function) such as access to information and an environment of innovation (universities, colleges and R&D centers), access to suppliers and consumer markets, along with the availability of an educated and trained labor force, affect its competitiveness greatly.

All these attributes are significantly dependent on the socioeconomic characteristics of the area in which the specific industry is located. Thus, geography is considered a critical factor that contributes to an industry’s competitive advantage.

The term location analysis can be referred to the development of formulations and methodologies or algorithms to site facilities of various kinds in a geographic or spatial environment. The site facilities may be sited in relation to supply points, demand points or with respect to one another. In spite of the fact that the facility layout falls within this definition, this matter is not considered generally under the rubric of location analysis.

Location settings may be classified into two broad categories: planar problems and network problems. Planar problems characteristically assume that the distances between facilities and supply points, demand points or other facilities are provided by a metric, a formula which calculates distance between the varied points based on their coordinates in space.

Analytical procedures in statistical and GIS techniques have been many a times applied utilizing commercially available software in order to determine the impact of a range of socio-economic and demographic factors on store performance. Chromatin immunoprecipitation on microarray studies, also termed as location analysis, utilizes microarrays for pinpointing activity at regulatory regions of chromosomes – procedures that activate or deactivate genes.

Common descriptive terms utilized for location analysis can be termed as positioning, sitting and deployment – although these terminologies are in reality the outcome of what follows the execution of a formulation or algorithm.

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Bhushan Avsatthi

Bhushan Avsatthi is a senior manager, consultant, BIM expert and a green building advisor with more than 15 years of industry experience. Bhushan imbibes the prophecy of efficient and prudent use of energy in his day to day life and advices his team to do so as well. He is also involved in green initiatives like nonprofit tree plantation project and promotes using cycles for commuting small distances. Bhushan, handles a team of architects, Structural and MEP engineers, LEED consultants and Energy modeling experts.