THE TRANSPORTATION PARADOX

A paradox arises when a transportation problem admits to a total cost solution which is lower than the optimum and is attainable by shipping larger quantities of goods over the same routes that were previously designated as optimal. This is, falling total costs are present in moving to the greater shipment quantities. Necessary conditions for this to occur are established and an algorithm for solving this expanded transportation problem is supplied. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Wisconsin University, Milwaukee, School of Business Administration. Published in Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, V18 N2, p185-201, June 1071.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Management Sciences Research Group
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15213
  • Authors:
    • Swarc, W
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: Nonr-760(24)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1973 12:00AM