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Quantative method

The transportation method is a linear programming technique where linearity can be found in the following way:
a. the cost of goods shipped from any source to any destination is a linear function of quantity shipped
b. the total cost associated with a given plan is a linear function of shipping costs
c. cell evaluations assume linear movements through the matrix
d. the cost of goods shipped from any source to any destination is a linear function of the cost per unit

Which of the following assumptions is not an assumption of the transportation model?
a. shipping costs per unit are constant
b. there is one transportation route between each source and destination
c. there is one transportation mode between each source and destination
d. actual total supply and actual total demand must be equal

__________ is not a bit of information needed in the transportation model.
a. Demand of the destinations
b. Unit shipping distances
c. Unit shipping costs
d. Capacity of the sources

Which of the following are assumptions or requirements of the transportation problem?
a. goods are the same, regardless of source
b. there must be multiple sources
c. shipping costs per unit do not vary with the quantity shipped
d. all of the above

Which of the following are assumptions or requirements of the transportation problem?
a. minimum quantities must be shipped
b. goods are the same, regardless of source
c. a and b
d. none of the above

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