Network models - Class of optimization models that can be characterized graphically as a network; typically (but not
always) involves shipping goods from one set of locations to another at minimum cost
Nodes - Points in a network representation; of
Linear programming model - An optimization model with a linear objective and linear constraints
Objective - There can be only one objective cell, which could contain profit, total cost, total distance traveled, or
others, and it must be related thr
Model inputs Model inputs are the numeric values that are given in any problem statement.
Decision variables The variables a decision maker has control over to obtain better solutions.
Model outputs The numeric values that result from combinations