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TF Qu. 3 You can t make a mistake by locating...
You can't make a mistake by locating where labor costs are low. | True|
| False|
Labor costs are only occasionally a primary consideration in location decisions.

TF Qu. 7 A strategy that emphasizes convenience for ...
A strategy that emphasizes convenience for the customers would probably select a single very large facility. | True|
| False|
Convenience for customers would tend to necessitate small, dispersed facilities.

TF Qu. 20 The center of gravity method of location ...
The center of gravity method of location planning is accurate only when the quantities to be shipped to each location are equal. | True|
| False|
Center of gravity approaches factor in differences in quantities being shipped.

TF Qu. 20 The center of gravity method of location ...
The center of gravity method of location planning is accurate only when the quantities to be shipped to each location are equal. | True|
| False|
Center of gravity approaches factor in differences in quantities being shipped.

MC Qu. 32 Software systems known as GIS help in ...
Software systems known as GIS help in location analysis. The initials GIS stand for _______. →| Geographical Information System|
| Graphic Interface Systems|
| Geo Intensive Software|
| Graded Information Systems|
| Global Integrated Software|
GIS stands for Geographical Information System.

Problem 8-9
 |  | ------------------------------------------------- Location Score|
  Factor
(100 points each)| Weight| A| B| C|
  Convenience| .15       | 80| 70| 60|
  Parking facilities| .20       | 72| 76| 92|
  Display area| .18       | 88| 90| 90|
  Shopper traffic| .27       | 94| 86| 80|
  Operating costs| .10       | 98| 90| 82|
  Neighborhood| .10       | 96| 85| 75|
 | |  |  |  |
 | 1.00       |  |  |  |
 | |  |  |  |
|

a.| Using the above factor ratings, calculate the composite score for each location. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your final answers to 2 decimal places.)|

Location|          Composite Score|
A|   |
B|   |
C|   |
|

b.| Determine which location alternative (A, B, or C) should be chosen on the basis of maximum composite score.|  |  |
 | A|

rev: 03_27_2012

 
Explanation:
  Factor| Weight| A| B| C|
  Convenience| .15     | .15(80) =| 12.00    | .15(70) =| 10.50    | .15(60) =| 9.0    |   Parking facilities| .20     | .20(72) =| 14.40    | .20(76) =| 15.20    | .20(92) =| 18.4    |   Display area| .18     | .18(88) =| 15.84    | .18(90) =| 16.20    | .18(90) =| 16.2    |   Shopper traffic| .27     | .27(94) =| 25.38    | .27(86) =| 23.22    | .27(80) =| 21.6    |   Operating costs| .10     | .10(98) =| 9.80    | .10(90) =| 9.00    | .10(82) =| 8.2    |   Neighborhood| .10     | .10(96) =| 9.60    | .10(85) =| 8.50    | .10(75) =| 7.5    |  | |  | |  | |  | |

 | 1.00     |  | 87.02    |  | 82.62    |  | 80.9    |  | |  | |  | |  | |
|

On the basis of composite score, A seems the best.|

A company that handles hazardous waste wants to minimize the shipping cost for shipments to a disposal center from five receiving stations it operates. Given the locations of the receiving stations and the volumes to be shipped daily, determine the location of the disposal center. (Round  and  to 2 decimal places and optimal points to the nearest whole number.)|

Location of Processing Station, (x,y)| Volume,
Tons per Day|
10,5         | 26          |
4,1         | 9          |
4,7         | 25          |
2,6         | 30          |
8,7         | 40          |
|

    = ,  = : Thus, location optimal at ( ,  ).|

rev: 03_27_2012, 10_18_2012

 
Explanation:
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