European Journal of Operational Research vol:28 issue:2 pages:196-206
This paper discusses the depot location problem of a large Belgian brewery. Emphasis is on practical problems encountered in the course of the study (e.g. data gathering, estimating distances, etc.). Both a discrete location model (DUALOC) and a continuous model developed in-house (GRAVLOC) were used to perform the analysis. Both models indicated substantial savings to be obtained by relocating some depots and by reallocating customers to depots.