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Microsoft Excel 2013: Data Analysis and Business Modeling by Wayne L. Winston

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Chapter 35. Warehouse location and the GRG Multistart and Evolutionary Solver engines

Questions answered in this chapter:

  • Where in the United States should an Internet shipping company locate a single warehouse to minimize the total distance that packages are shipped?

  • Where in the United States should an Internet shipping company locate two warehouses to minimize the total distance that packages are shipped?

In Microsoft Excel 2013, Solver has been blessed with many new exciting capabilities. This chapter (and Chapter 36 and Chapter 37) explains how these algorithms can help you solve many important optimization problems.

Understanding the GRG Multistart and Evolutionary Solver engines

As was pointed out in Chapter 28 the Excel 2013 Solver uses three ...

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