• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Article

Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 48, Pages: 1-3

Original Article

OFSTF Method- An Optimal Solution for Transportation Problem

Abstract

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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