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American Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 2014, 2(5), 318-323
DOI: 10.12691/ajams-2-5-4
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Transportation Algorithm with Volume Discount on Distribution Cost (A Case Study of the Nigerian Bottling Company Plc Owerri Plant)

OSUJI GEORGE A.1, OGBONNA CHUKWUDI J.2 and OPARA JUDE3,

1Department of Statistics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University PMB 5025, Awka Anambra State Nigeria

2Department of Statistics, Federal University of Technology Owerri Nigeria PMB 1526, Owerri Nigeria

3Department of Statistics, Imo State University PMB 2000, Owerri Nigeria

Pub. Date: September 22, 2014

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OSUJI GEORGE A., OGBONNA CHUKWUDI J. and OPARA JUDE. Transportation Algorithm with Volume Discount on Distribution Cost (A Case Study of the Nigerian Bottling Company Plc Owerri Plant). American Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. 2014; 2(5):318-323. doi: 10.12691/ajams-2-5-4

Abstract

This study is focused on the Application of Transportation Algorithm with volume Discount on distribution cost using Nigerian Bottling Company Plc Owerri Plant. This paper is intended to determine the quantity of Fanta (in crates), Coke (in crates) and Sprite (also in crates) that the Company should distribute in a month in order to minimize transportation cost and maximize profit. A problem of this nature was identified as a Nonlinear Transportation Problem (NTP), formulated in mathematical terms and solved by the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker (KKT) optimality condition for the NTP. A statistical software package was used to obtain the initial basic feasible solution using the Least Cost Method. Thus, analysis revealed that the optimal solution that gave minimum achievable cost of supply was the supply of 5000 crates of Fanta and 6000 crates of the same product to Umuahia market zone and Afikpo respectively. 7000 crates of Coke, 9000 crates and 1000 crates of the same product should be supplied to Orlu, Mbaise, and Afikpo market zones respectively. 6000, and 5000 crates of Sprite should be allocated to Mbaise and Umuahia market zones respectively, at a total cost of N377, 000.

Keywords:
Karush-Kuhn-Tucker nonlinear transportation volume discount concave cost

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