APPLICATION OF TRANSPORTATION MODEL FOR OPTIMAL PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Authors

  • Dr. Peter Ositadinma Ndubuisi Department of Entrepreneurship Studies Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Anambra State,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/ijmer.v3i3.218

Abstract

Many business organizations are operating at an unacceptable high distribution chain costs even as industrial competition continues to pose as a major challenge to business success.  Linear programming devices can help organizations achieve efficiency.  This research aims at establishing the impact of Transportation algorithm in optimal product distribution and scheduling of business organizations.  In a field study of NOWAS Oil and Gas, data was significantly secondary sourced, resulting from indepth analysis of existing documented content materials on the subject.  Practical application of the least cost method scheduling and North West Corner Rule method of an initial basic feasible solution was imminent.  Revising that solution using the stepping stone method translated to an optimal distribution schedule and a minimum cost profit in yearly distribution schedule of Nowas Oil and Gas, Enugu.  It is recommended that business organizations carryout careful analysis of their supply and demand constraints in materials and products distribution for cost minimization and overall resource optimization.

Keywords: Application, Transportation Model, Basic Feasible Solution, Optimality, Distribution Chain, Management.

Published

2021-04-16

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