Modular and mobile facility location problems: A systematic review

Publikation: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftÜbersichtsartikel (Review)BeigetragenBegutachtung


Supply chain planning is based on the assumption of fixed production locations. This appears justified insofar as location decisions are usually strategic in nature and, traditionally, cannot be revised in the short term. Due to the development of new technologies and modularization in recent years, a completely new situation has emerged with the consideration of mobile and modular units whose locations can be changed in a short amount of time at a comparatively low cost. This has sparked interest in studying the (re)positioning of more-flexible networks. Therefore, we review and classify 125 contributions addressing the location problem with mobile and modular facilities. We provide a broad overview of their mathematical formulations, solution approaches, objectives, and main characteristics. Finally, we categorize case studies that have been presented in the literature and identify research trends for further developments in this field.


FachzeitschriftComputers and Industrial Engineering
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Okt. 2022

Externe IDs

Scopus 85140338373
dblp journals/candie/GerbierB22
Mendeley 66af8a6b-cf75-3400-8d2d-5311cfbfcc9a
unpaywall 10.1016/j.cie.2022.108734
WOS 000878739200005
ORCID /0000-0003-4711-2184/work/142252514


DFG-Fachsystematik nach Fachkollegium

Fächergruppen, Lehr- und Forschungsbereiche, Fachgebiete nach Destatis


  • Literature review, Mobile production, Modular capacity, Network design, Supply chain reconfiguration