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Title: Optimal Location of Electricity Vending Station
Authors: Ackora-Prah, Joseph
Anto, Emmanuel Kwaku
Osei, Louis Kwasi
Keywords: Centre of Gravity
Euclidean
Optimal Location
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: International Journal of Computing and Optimization
Citation: International Journal of Computing and Optimization; Vol. 3, 2016, no. 1, 21 - 31; http://dx.doi.org/10.12988/ijco.2016.510675
Abstract: Location decisions for services tend to be an important part of the overall market strategy for the delivery products or services to customers e ciently and e ectively. This paper focuses on optimal location of prepaid vending point using concepts from the Centre of Gravity and Euclidean Models. The method locates the facility at an optimal loca- tion minimizing the average distance travelled and transportation cost. The approach is simple, since the transportation rate and the point load (kWh) are the only location factors. The model was used to locate the optimal vending point of Abokobi, Ghana. The optimal vending sta- tion was found to have coordinates (0.5549, 0.7516)km in relation to Abokobi Rural Bank which was selected as the reference point, a point which eventually minimize transportation cost of T= ¢7909.20 from the chosen reference point.
Description: Anarticle published in International Journal of Computing and Optimization; Vol. 3, 2016, no. 1, 21 - 31; http://dx.doi.org/10.12988/ijco.2016.510675
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11430
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