PIECEWISE LINEAR PROGRAMMING SOLUTIONS OF TRANSPORTATION COSTS AS OBTAINED FROM RATE TARIFFS

Cost functions for shipping a product by common carrier (rail and truck) are found to differ from the classical transportation problem. These cost functions are piecewise linear rather than proportional to the number of miles and/or quantity shipped. Cost functions for shipping by rail are continuous, but the cost functions for shipping by truck have a discontinuity that is similar to the fixed-charge problem. By approximating the fixed-charge step with a finite slope, both types of problems can be solved with separable-convex programming. An example is given.

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    American Institute of Industrial Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • VOGT, L
    • Even, J
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

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  • Accession Number: 00046424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1973 12:00AM