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Subunit Transportation Model
 The transportation model is a special case of the linear programming model. The Mathematical Programming Add-in allows the specification of models having this form with several variations.

The figure shows a classic transportation model expressed in the matrix format. Three suppliers with 15 units each of some commodity must ship to three demanders with specified demand. The numbers in the table are the unit shipping cost. The goal is to find a distribution schedule that minimizes the total cost of shipments.


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Operations Research Models and Methods
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