Transportation Model Testbank

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The Avis car rental company successfully used the transportation method to move its inventory of cars efficiently. Transportation and assignment problems are really linear programming techniques called network flow problems. A typical transportation problem may ask the question, “How many of X should be shipped to point E from source A?”

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Transportation Model TestbankTRUE/FALSE10.1The Avis car rental company successfully used the transportation method to move its inventory of cars efficiently.ANSWER: TRUE10.2Transportation and assignment problems are really linear programming techniques called network flow problems.ANSWER: TRUE10.3A typical transportation problem may ask the question, "How many of X should be shipped to point E from source A?"ANSWER: TRUE10.4The objective of a transportation problem solution is to schedule shipments from sources to destinations while minimizing total transportation and production costs.ANSWER: TRUE10.5Assignment problems involve determining the most efficient assignment of people to projects, salesmen to territories, contracts to bidders, and so on.ANSWER: TRUE10.6The objective of an assignment problem solution most often is to minimize total costs or time of performing the assigned tasks.ANSWER: TRUE10.7An important characteristic of assignment problems is that no less than two jobs or two workers are assigned to one machine or project.ANSWER: FALSE10.8The northwest corner rule, stepping-stone, MODI, and Vogel's methods all produce integer solutions.ANSWER: TRUE10.9The MODI method is the Maximized Optimal Distribution method.ANSWER: FALSE10.10In the assignment problem, the costs for a dummy row will be equal to the lowest cost of the column for each respective cell in that row.ANSWER: FALSE10.11Linear programming techniques can be u

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