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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 427691, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/427691
Research Article

Location Optimization of Multidistribution Centers Based on Low-Carbon Constraints

1School of Management, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250100, China
2Shandong Transport Vocational College, Weifang, Shandong 261206, China
3Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 2Y2

Received 9 July 2013; Accepted 19 August 2013

Academic Editor: Zhigang Jiang

Copyright © 2013 Peixin Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Location optimization of distribution centers is a systematic and important task in logistics operations. Recently, reducing carbon footprint is becoming one of the decision-making factors in selecting the locations for distribution centers. This paper analyzes the necessity of industrial carbon dioxide emission cost internalization in four aspects and builds a model for multidistribution centers location in effort of reducing carbon footprint that can provide optimized strategy support for decision makers and logistic operators. Numerical examples are presented to illustrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the models.