Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 48, Pages: 1-3
S. Vimala1*, K. Thiagarajan2 and A. Amaravathy1
1 Department of Mathematics, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal - 624101, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected], [email protected]
2 Department of Mathematics, PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul - 624622, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
In this paper a different approach OFSTF (Origin, First, Second, Third, and Fourth quadrants) Method is applied for finding a feasible solution for transportation problems directly. The proposed method is a unique, it gives always feasible (may be optimal for some extant) solution without disturbance of degeneracy condition. This method takes least iterations to reach optimality. A numerical example is solved to check the validity of the proposed method and degeneracy problem is also discussed.
Keywords: Assignment Problem, Degeneracy, Pay Off Matrix (POM), Quadrants, Transportation Problem
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