AM11-5 - The classic transportation problem

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Author and Citation Info: 

DiBiase, D., DeMers, M., Johnson, A., Kemp, K., Luck, A. T., Plewe, B., and Wentz, E. (2006). The classic transportation problem. The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge. Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers. (2nd Quarter 2016, first digital).

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe the classic transportation problem
  • Demonstrate how the classic transportation problem can be structured as a linear program
  • Implement the transportation simplex method to determine the optimal solution
  • Explain why, if supply equals demand, there will always be a feasible solution to the classic transportation problem