The Vogel Approximation Method is an improved version of the Minimum Cell Cost Method and the Northwest Corner Method that in general produces better initial basic feasible solution, which are understood as basic feasible solutions that report a smaller value in the objective (minimization) function of a balanced Transportation Problem (sum of the supply = […]

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## Northwest Corner Method (Transportation Algorithm in Linear Programming)

The Northwest Corner Method (or upper left-hand corner) is a heuristic that is applied to a special type of Linear Programming problem structure called the Transportation Model, which ensures that there is an initial basic feasible solution (non artificial). Other methods for obtaining an initial basic solution are the Minimum Cell Cost Method and the […]

## Formulating and Solving a Capacity Allocation Problem of a Plane

The passenger transport industry faces the problem of determining how to efficiently allocate transportation capacity when offering different prices or fees to their customers for a specific route. This is why they must consider sales revenues associated with each type of rate, estimated customer demand for such fees and the capacity of the transport in […]

## Model of Transportation with Transshipment solved with Excel Solver

One of the classic uses of Operations Research and, in particular of Linear Programming is to propose optimum alternatives for the logistics or transport of inputs and products from a group of suppliers to a group receivers or petitioners. When we consider that, in this process of transportation, intermediaries can participate, this is an extension […]

## How to Solve a Linear Programming (LP) problem with What’sBest!

The following tutorial will show how to solve a Linear Programming (LP) model with What’sBest! 11.1. Of course, you previously need to download and install What’sBest! as a add-in for Excel the way we explained it step by step in a previous tutorial. In order to show how to use this Excel add-in we will use the Transportation […]