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How to add dummies to a transportation problem

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Test Question 5

Convert the unbalanced problem into the balanced transportation problem.

transportation problem in operations research.

SOLUTION:

Please observe that the total supply = 200 + 200 + 400 = 800

And the total demand = 200 + 100 + 300 = 600

This means we would have to create more 200 demand in order to balance the table. To do this, we would have to introduce column 4, and add dummies like this:

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transportation problem in operations research.

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