Factors that influence freight-facility location preference

W. Young, S. G. Ritchie, K. W. Ogden

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An analysis of factors that affect freight-facility location is presented. A multinomial logit formulation is used. Correlation between attributes in the model is minimized by means of a factor analysis. The modeling approach is shown to be a suitable and potentially valuable approach to analyzing facility location. By using data collected in Melbourne, Australia, the model calibration shows that the decision on facility location can be modeled by using four attributes of alternative locations: truck transportation, markets, site availability, and labor availability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-77
Number of pages7
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number747
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1980

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