I'm studying the transportation models and shipment. Can you please tell me the method to solve the following problem and show me the procedure?
A company produces cars in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The cars are then shipped to warehouses in Memphis, Milwaukee, New York City, Denver, and San Francisco. The number of cars available at each plant is given in Table 75.
Each warehouse needs to have available the number of cars given in Table 76.
The distance (in miles) between the cities is given in Table 77.
Please refer to the attachment for the tables.
a Assuming that the cost (in dollars) of shipping a car equals the distance between two cities, determine an optimal shipping schedule.
b Assuming that the cost (in dollars) of shipping a car equals the square root of the distance between two cities, determine an optimal shipping schedule.
A Complete, Neat and Step-by-step Solution is provided in the attached file.