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Two modelling approaches using spreadsheets for the transportation assignment problem
by Xiang Ye, Xiao Zong
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education (IJIOME), Vol. 1, No. 3, 2006


Abstract: This paper presents two modelling approaches for teaching the transportation assignment problem that have been very successful in teaching and learning. We have illustrated it using a numerical example and formulated two spreadsheets models using the popular spreadsheet package Microsoft Excel. In the first approach, we formulated an algebraic model, then transfered it to a spreadsheet. In the second approach, we formulated a spreadsheet model directly by using spreadsheet modelling techniques. We have demonstrated that students can understand and solve the transportation assignment problem more easily using these two approaches.

Online publication date: Sun, 07-May-2006


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