Facility Location Homework

Atlantic Quest has collected data concerning where to locate a new restaurant (they currently operate Romanelli's, Henrys, Blue Water and Oceanic). From the data below determine the best location for them.

                                                                                          Locations

                                          (1-10)                                      Factor Scores (1-100)

Location Factor                    Weight                                   A                     B                     C

Land availability                  6                                  8                      6                      9

Neighborhood Demograp.   8                                  4                      8                      6

Customer base                      9                                  9                      7                      8

Traffic Patterns                    8                                  6                      7                      7

A clothing chain is considering two different locations for a new retail outlet. They have identified the four factors listed in the following table as the basis for evaluation, and have assigned weights as shown on the left. The manager has rated each location on each factor, on a 100 point basis, as shown in the table.

 

Factor

 

Factor description

 

Weight

 

Whiteville

 

Leland

 

1

 

Average community income

 

0.40

 

25

 

35

 

2

 

Community growth potential

 

0.25

 

40

 

30

 

3

 

Availability of public transportation

 

0.15

 

20

 

30

 

4

 

Labor Cost

 

0.20

 

15

 

25

 

3.         What is the score for Whiteville?

4.         What is the score for Leland?

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