Improved Approximation Algorithms for a Capacitated Facility Location Problem

@inproceedings{Chudak1999ImprovedAA,
title={Improved Approximation Algorithms for a Capacitated Facility Location Problem},
author={Fabi{\'a}n A. Chudak and David B. Shmoys},
booktitle={SODA},
year={1999}
}

The study of the location of facilities to serve clients at minimum cost has been one of the most studied themes in the field of Operations Research (see, e.g., the textbook edited by Mirchandani & Francis [S]). We investigate algorithms for a variant of the capacitated fucility location problem, that can be described as follows. There is a set of potential facility locations J= and a set of clients V that require service. Building a facility at location i E 3 has an associated nonnegative… CONTINUE READING