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Efficient implementation of the transportation algorithm for the distribution of Nigeria bottling company products in the South-south zone

F.E. Bazuaye, A.L. Panya

Abstract


This paper analyses the transportation problem of the NBC, amongst its distribution pattern of the South-South Zone of Nigeria. The Tora software was used to analyze the data. We solved the transportation planning problems sequentially each by the  transportation model for the available data from NBC for the 2012 operation year. As a result, we obtained a complete solution consisting of transportation plans. The study revealed the optimal transportation cost of N 792,580,000 against N 857,960,000  that was used in their current distribution schedule. The proposed model solution has demonstrated improvement in cost optimization as compared to the rule-of-thumb  based planning.


Key words: Transportation, Linear Programming, Feasible Solution.




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