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Distribution center optimum localization and the gravitational model

Stefan Virgil IACOB


gravitational model, attraction, distribution center, distance land price


The present paper approaches the issue of identifying the most suitable position of a distribution point in order to make it attractive and accessible to most “power centers” (sources of potential buyers, donors, etc.), starting from the gravitational model used in Physics. Our study took into account Railly’s formula into which an additional variable was introduced, namely, the land price in the area at a certain distance from the power centers. The results present deviations from the calculated distances according to Railly’s formula, in the sense that they get closer to the minimum price area.