Transshipment Optimization of Potable Water to Some Rural Areas in Gombe State Using Equal Demand from Two Created Depots.



The importance of potable water in human’s life can never be over-emphasized. In this research paper, the transshipment of potable water to some rural areas in Gombe state using equal demand from two water depots is optimized. Vogel’s approximation method, North West Corner rule method and Least cost method of solving transportation problem are compared. The transshipment output from Tora, Excel Solver and Management Scientists programming packages are also compared. The minimum cost of transshipping water from two water factories to various communities in sixteen towns of Gombe state through two created depots was obtained. It was found that Vogel’s approximation method produced the best result in this problem. Tora and Management Scientist programming packages produced the same optimal value of N177929.28315k, using the parameters in this paper.

Keywords: Linear programming problem, Optimization, Transportation, Transshipment and Optimal value.

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