AN EFFICIENT ORGANIZATION OF THE MONTANA WHEAT MARKETING SYSTEM

This research was designed to estimate the number, size and location of wheat elevators which will minimize the combined cost of assembling, storing and distributing wheat in Montana if the present elevator industry did not exist. Optimum industry organization was determined using the transhipment model incorporating an assembly cost function, an internal cost function and a distribution cost function. Results confirmed the recent historical trend toward fewer and larger elevators. In the final solution 28 elevators were utilized as compared to 332 existing in 1970.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Montana State University, Bozeman

    Agricultural Experiment Station
    Bozeman, MT  USA  59717
  • Authors:
    • Copeland, M D
    • Cramer, G L
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129208
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Montana State University, Bozeman
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin 667
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM