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    Operations Research - Transportation

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    WPC has 4 assembly plants in Europe. They are located in Leipzig, Nancy, Liege & Tilburg. The engines used by these plants are produced in th United States, shipped to harbors in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Le Havre and are sent to the plants for assembly.

    WPC must decide how many engines to send from each harbor to each plant. The engines are transported by common carrier, and charges are on a per engine basis.

    The tables below give the Demand, Supply & transportation costs for the engines.

    Provide your recommendations in a memo to the SPC's transportation director. Provide support documents from STORM (brainmass excel).

    Demand for Diesel Engines
    PLANT NO. ENGINES REQUIRED
    Leipzig 400
    Nancy 900
    Liege 200
    Tilburg 500

    Supply of Diesel Engines
    HARBOR NO. OF ENGINES Available
    Amsterdam 500
    Antwerp 700
    Le Havre 800

    Cost To Transport an Engine Harbor to plant
    TO PLANT
    FROM HARBOR Leipzig Nancy Liege Tilburg
    Amsterdam 120 130 41 62
    Antwerp 61 40 100 110
    Le Harve 102.50 90 122 42

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