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The Facility Location Problem for an Alternative Delivery Service

Author: Bc. Petr Vaněk
Year: 2018 - summer
Leaders: RNDr. Michal Červinka Ph.D.
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 61
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Link: https://is.cuni.cz/webapps/zzp/detail/191712/
Abstract: The main intention of the bachelor thesis is to introduce all necessary theory to understand
and apply the facility location problem for an alternative delivery service. Solving
the facility location problem we are able to find optimal warehouse locations to minimize
transportation costs from a firm to customers. Our attention is focused on an alternative
delivery service which is slowly becoming to be taken seriously in logistic disciplines because
many companies are trying to apply drones or robots for shipping goods. The first
part of this thesis deals with an important theoretical background needed to understand
the facility location problem. Microeconomic view of the problem is presented, basic
knowledge of mathematical programming with algorithms is explained and the facility
location problem itself is defined. Moreover, each step of the branch & bound algorithm
for the facility location problem is explained on an example from Prague. In the practical
part of the thesis, we solve a real problem for the Czech company which would like to implement
a drone delivery service in Prague. Finally, we discuss future technical progress
and its impacts on autonomous delivery service, legislative and privacy problems with a
drone delivery system in Prague and other possible usage of autonomous vehicles in the
Czech Republic

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