A Study on Transportation problem using stepping stone method and its Applications

International Journal of Mathematics Trends and Technology (IJMTT)
© 2015 by IJMTT Journal
Volume-22 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : M.Kavitha, Dr.V.Vinoba


M.Kavitha, Dr.V.Vinoba"A Study on Transportation problem using stepping stone method and its Applications", International Journal of Mathematics Trends and Technology (IJMTT). V22(1):52-54 June 2015. ISSN:2231-5373. www.ijmttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Transportation type problems have certain features which makes it possible to device special computational techniques which are extremely simple to understand and apply. The illustrate example to be presented in this paper will be employed to explain the “stepping Stone” method for solving these kind of problems. Transportation problems can be approached from at least two different viewpoints: the supply and demand. Operation Research (OR) is one of the popular managerial decision science tools used by profit and non-profit organizations. Operation research has gained significance in applications like world-class Manufacturing systems lean production quality management and so on..The growth of global markets and the resulting increase in managerial skills is ability to allocate and utilize resources appropriately environment, decision based on intuition with minimal quantitative basis may be reasonably acceptable and practical in achieving the goal of the organization. Present paper is an attempt to study the importance of Operation Research and various techniques used to improve the operational efficiency of the organization.

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O.R model, basic feasible solution, Transportation Problem, linear programming.