Operations Research Models and Methods / Computation / Mathematical Programming /
Transportation Model


Example

Product Distribution

A manufacturer has three warehouses and five customers. Each warehouse has fifteen units of product available and each customer has a specified demand for the product. The cost of shipping from each warehouse to each customer is known and it is desired to find a shipping schedule that minimizes total shipping cost. Data concerning unit shipping cost and customer demand is described in the table.

Constructing the Worksheet


Updated 1/16/01
Operations Research Models and Methods

by Paul A. Jensen and Jon Bard, University of Texas, Copyright by the Authors