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Ingeniería e Investigación

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DUARTE, A. E; SARACHE, W. A.  and  MATALLANA, L. G.. Incident factors in facility location: An application in the Colombian biofuel sector. Ing. Investig. [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.3, pp.72-75. ISSN 0120-5609.

Facility location concerns high impact strategic decision-making in supply chain design. One of the most important issues regarding such decision is a suitable selection of incident factors due to their effects on costs and customer service level. This paper was thus aimed at presenting a methodology for defining and hierarchising a group of factors which affect decision-making concerning facility location. The methodology was based on expert methods, incorporating a goal programming application extended to support weighting. Colombian biofuels sector results are presented.

Keywords : Facility location; incident factor; expert method; goal programming; biofuel.

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