## What is facility location in operation management?

Facility location is the process of determining a geographic site for a firm’s operations. Managers of both service and manufacturing organizations must weigh many factors when assessing the desirability of a particular site, including proximity to customers and suppliers, labor costs, and transportation costs.

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**What is facility location in operations management?**

### What do you mean by partition and covering of a set?

A partition is a decomposition of a set into pairwise disjoint subsets, called blocks. Partitions of a set V define a t-cover if each I-element subset of V is covered by at least one block. The rank of a t-cover is the cardinality of the largest block appearing in the partitions.

**Is set cover problem NP-complete?**

Theorem: Set Cover is NP-Complete. Proof: First, we argue that Set Cover is in NP, since given a collection of sets C, a certifier can efficiently check that C indeed contains at most k elements, and that the union of all sets listed in C does include all elements from the ground set U.

## What is the main objective of a facility location?

Facility Layout Objective To provide optimum space to organize equipment and facilitate movement of goods and to create safe and comfortable work environment.

**What are the three levels of location decisions?**

These units are of three broad types: residential, business, and public. Some location units can make independent choices and are their own “decision units”; others (such as branch offices or chain store outlets) are located by external decision.

### What are the four location decision factors?

The main factors that affect location decisions include regional factors, community considerations, and site-related factors. Community factors consist of quality of life, services, attitudes, taxes, environmental regulations, utilities, and development support.

**What are the basic steps in facility location?**

Steps In The Facility Location Study

- Table 1 Overlap of considerations of factors in the two stages of facility location. Location Factors.
- Territory Selection.
- Markets.
- Raw Materials and Supplies.
- Transportation Facilities.
- Manpower Supply.
- Infrastructure.
- Climate.

## Does every set have a cover?

The answer to your question is yes. In a metric space X, X is open. Since (very reduntantly) every subset of X is a subset of X, then X functions as an open cover for each of its subsets. This observation is not useful though, and has nothing to do with compactness.

**What is cover and Subcover?**

A subcover of C is a subset of C that still covers X. We say that C is an open cover if each of its members is an open set (i.e. each Uα is contained in T, where T is the topology on X).