Revised January 2011
Chapter 06 Assignments:
Problem 1
Consider the following network representation of a transportation problem:
The supplies, demands, and transportation costs per unit are shown on the network.
a. Develop a linear programming model for this problem; be sure to define the
variables in your model.
b. Solve the linear program to determine the optimal solution.
Problem 2
Klein Chemicals, Inc., produces a special oilbased material that is currently in short
supply. Four of Klein's customers have already placed orders that together exceed
the combined capacity of Klein's two plants. Klein's management faces the problem
of deciding how many units it should supply to each customer. Because the four
customers are in different industries, different prices can be charged because of the
various industry pricing structures. However, slightly different production costs at the
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 Spring '11
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 Operations Research, Linear Programming, Optimization, Simplex algorithm

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