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Unformatted text preview: 1. First think about the demand points. What do you think is being demanded? (Hint: there are 4 demand points.) What is the demand for each of them? 2. Now think about the supply points. One supply point is clearly the store from which one can buy napkins. Observe that you can think of the source of napkins used on day i as the napkins used on day i-1 (provided they are laundered by the fast service), or on day i-2 , (provided they are laundered by the slow service). What do you think the other supply points should be? (Hint: there are 3 other ones.) What is the supply at each of them? 3. What is the per-unit shipping cost between each supply point and each demand point? Give a graphical representation of this input. 4. Is this input balanced? If not, how can you convert it into a balanced transportation problem? 1...
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