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Business Applications of Operations Research by Bodhibrata Nag

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CHAPTER 11

Multicommodity Transport Planning

Let us take the case of a company producing five commodities CA, CB, CC, CD, and CE in four plants located in Vadodara, Visakhapatnam, Nagpur, and Kochi as shown in Figure 11.1.

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Figure 11.1

Each plant has a certain maximum production capacity for each commodity, as given in Table 11.1. It is assumed that the cost of production of these commodities is the same at all the plants.

Table 11.1

Vadodara

Visakhapatnam

Nagpur

Kochi

CA

200

400

800

400

CB

400

600

400

600

CC

800

200

600

800

CD

400

400

200

200

CE

600

800

400

400

The customers for these five commodities are located at different parts ...

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