An uncertainty facility location allocation (FLA) problem is a complex nonlinear optimization problem. Currently, researchers have discussed the stochastic cost/profit issues of FLA. However, rising energy conservation awareness and environmental concerns, energy-efficientcy and low-carbon emission should be regarded as key criteria in solving it. To do so, this paper presents a new FLA problem from a sustainable development point of view. By taking a typical facility service enterprise as a case, a new stochastic energy-efficient FLA model subject to carbon emission, economical, capacitated, and regional constraints is formulated. Then, stochastic simulation and scatter search are integrated as an intelligent algorithm to resolve it. Some examples are demonstrated to prove the availability of the proposed model and solution algorithm.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)
- Materials Science(all)
- Sustainable facility location
- data processing
- modeling and simulation