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TRANSPORTATION ASSIGNMENT

Business Analytics

Transportation Assignment
1. Find the initial basic feasible solution to the following transportation
problem by:
(i)least cost method
(ii) north west corner cell method

P
Q
R
S
dema
nd

2
3
5
1
2

7
3
4
6
9

4
1
7
2
18

supp
ly
5
8
7
14

State which of the method is better


2. Solve the following transportation problems using vogels method for
initital basic feasible solution and use modified distribution method to
check whether the solution obtained is optimal or not:

1
3
0
2

5
3
2
7

3
1
2
2

3
2
3
4

3. Following table gives a solution for a transportation

10

12

16

10

14

10

12

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Is the above solution optimal? Justify your answer
4. Solve the transportation problem by using VAM for feasible solution.
Find the optimal solution also using MODI method
Per unit cost (Rs)

A
x 13
y 17
z 11

B
7
18
12

C
19
15
14

D
0
7
5

Activity in ware house


market
X:200 units
units
Y:500 units
units
Z:300 units
units

Demand in the
A: 180
B:320
c:100
D:400

units
5. A company has three plants and four warehouses. The supply and
demand in units and the corresponding transportation costs are given.
The table below has been taken from the solution procedure of a
transportation problem

5
6
4
25

10
8
2
10

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4
7
5
15

5
2
7
5

10
25
20
55

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Answer the following questions giving brief reasons:
a.
b.
c.
d.

Is this solution feasible?


Is this solution degenerate?
Is this solution optimum?
Does this solution have more than one optimum solution? If so, show
all of them
e. If the cost for the route B-III is reduced from Rs.7 to Rs 6 per unit, what
will be the optimum solution

6. A company produces a small component for an industrial product and


distributes it to five wholesalers at a fixed delivered price of Rs.2.50
per unit. Sales forecasts indicate that monthly deliveries will be 3000,
3000, 10000, 5000 and 4000 units to wholesalers I,II, III,IV and V,
respectively. The monthly production capacities are 5000, 10,000, and
12000 at plants 1,2 and 3 respectively. Respective direct costs of
production of each unit are Re.1.oo, Re 0.90, and Re 0.80 at plants w,x
and y. Transportation costs of shipping a unit from a plant to a
wholesaler are as follows.

0.05
0.08
0.10

0.07
0.06
0.09

0.10
0.09
0.08

0.25
0.12
0.10

0.15
0.14
0.15

Find how many components each plant supplies to each wholesaler in


order to maximize its profit.
7. A departmental store wishes to purchase the following quantities of
sarees:
Types of sarees: A
B
C
D
E
Quntity
:150
100
75
250
200
Tenders are submitted by four different manufacturers who undertake
to supply not more than the quantities mentioned below ( all types of
sarees combined):
Manufacturer: w
x
y
z
Total quantity: 300
250
150
200

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275
300
250
325

350
325
350
275

425
450
475
400

225
175
200
250

150
100
125
175

How should the orders be placed?

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