Transportation Model

Operational Research, Supply Chain Management
Transportation Model
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3.75 GB
Total length :
13h 16m



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Transportation Model

What you’ll learn

Learn the basic concepts and assumptions of transportation model.
Learn to formulate a transportation table for a transportation problem.
Identify how to find out the basic initial feasible solution for a transportation problem using different methods
Complete a case study to review how transportation model is used in the induction process by Navy.
Explore different methods such as Vogel’s approximation method, Least Cost method, North West Corner rule, Stepping Stone method, Modified distribution method.

Transportation Model


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A transportation model is a mathematical tool used to optimize the distribution of goods between various sources and destinations. It is a powerful tool that can help businesses reduce costs, improve customer service, and maximize their operations.Understand What a Transportation Model Is and How It Works. A transportation model is a mathematical tool used to optimize the movement of goods from sources and locations to their destinations. The goal of this type of optimization is to minimize total costs while balancing customer service expectations. It considers various constraints such as shipment size, availability of transport capacity, cost structures, and others. By understanding the fundamentals of a transportation model, businesses can make more informed decisions and increase their operational efficiency.Transportation models are also beneficial in helping businesses analyze their current supply chain and identify potential areas of improvement or cost savings. They can be used to better understand the trade-offs between speed and cost, as well as customer service levels. Additionally, they can assist when deciding whether a long-term investment in a particular carrier or mode is worth the cost, in addition to optimizing production scheduling and inventory management practices. Ultimately, transportation models provide supply chain managers with insights that could transform the way they approach logistics operations.In this course, you will learn different methods to solve the problem related to a transportation model. These methods includes  North West Corner Method (NWCM), Least Cost Method (LCM), Vogel’s Approximation Method (VAM), Optimality test, Modified distribution method, Stepping stone method.


Section 1: Introduction and different methods of Transportation model

Lecture 1 Transportation model – Concepts

Lecture 2 Transportation model – Assumptions

Lecture 3 Transportation model – Procedural Steps

Lecture 4 TM – Step 1 – Formulation of transportation table

Lecture 5 TM – Step 2a – North West Corner rule

Lecture 6 TM – Step 2b – Least Cost method

Lecture 7 TM – Step 2c – Vogels approx method

Lecture 8 TM – Step 3 – Acceptability test

Lecture 9 TM – Step 4a – Stepping Stone method

Lecture 10 TM – Step 4b – Modified distribution method

Lecture 11 TM – Step 5a – Iterate towards optimality using SSM

Lecture 12 TM – Step 5b – Iterate towards optimality using MODI

Lecture 13 Transportation model – Case Study

Section 2: Examples of Transportation model

Lecture 14 TM – Example 1 – North West Corner Method (NWCM)

Lecture 15 TM – Example 2 – Least Cost Method (LCM)

Lecture 16 TM – Example 3 – Vogel’s Approximation Method (VAM)

Lecture 17 TM – Example 4 – North West Corner Method (NWCM)

Lecture 18 TM – Example 5 – Least Cost Method (LCM)

Lecture 19 TM – Example 6 – Vogel’s Approximation Method (VAM)

Lecture 20 TM – Example 7 – NWCM, LCM, VAM

Lecture 21 TM – Example 8 – Vogel’s Approximation Method (VAM)

Lecture 22 TM – Example 9 – Optimality test

Lecture 23 TM – Example 10 – Unbalanced (Part 1)

Lecture 24 TM – Example 10 – Unbalanced (Part 2)

Lecture 25 TM – Example 11 – Unbalanced transportation problem

Lecture 26 TM – Example 12 – Prohibited route problem (Part 1)

Lecture 27 TM – Example 12 – Prohibited route problem (Part 2)

Lecture 28 TM – Example 13 – Alternate optimal solution

Lecture 29 TM – Example 14 – Degeneracy (Part 1)

Lecture 30 TM – Example 14 – Degeneracy (Part 2)

Lecture 31 TM – Example 15 – Maximization objective

The course can be useful for students studying operations research, professionals working in IT or Management industry responsible for managing the project.,Professionals working in supply chain management or in finance field.

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 13h 16m | 3.75 GB
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