## What are transportation problems?

# What are transportation problems?

## What are transportation problems?

Transportation problem is a special kind of Linear Programming Problem (LPP) in which goods are transported from a set of sources to a set of destinations subject to the supply and demand of the sources and destination respectively such that the total cost of transportation is minimized.

### What are the applications of transportation problem?

Business and Industries are practically faced with both economic optimization such as cost minimization of non-economic items that are vital to the existence of their firms. The transportation problem has an application in industry, communication network, planning, scheduling transportation and allotment etc.

#### When a transportation problem is said to be balanced?

Transportation Problems. If the total demand is greater than the total supply, then problem is infeasible. If the total demand is equal to the total supply, the problem is said to be a balanced transportation problem.

**What are the application of transportation?**

At every layer of transportation, IoT provides improved communication, control, and data distribution. These applications include personal vehicles, commercial vehicles, trains, UAVs, and other equipment.

**What is balanced transportation problem?**

If the total demand is greater than the total supply, then problem is infeasible. If the total demand is equal to the total supply, the problem is said to be a balanced transportation problem.

## How do you remove degeneracy in transportation problem?

To overcome degeneracy, the condition N = m + n – 1 is satisfied by allocating a very small quantity, close to zero in an occupied independent cell. (i.e., it should not form a closed loop) or the cell having the lowest transportation cost.

### How do you handle unbalanced transportation?

These unbalanced problems can be easily solved by introducing dummy sources and dummy destinations. If the total supply is greater than the total demand, a dummy destination (dummy column) with demand equal to the supply surplus is added.