Minimizing Cost of Transportation By Vogel’s Approximation Method: A Case Study of Maisango Cement Nigeria Plc

Authors

  • Ibrahim Abdullahi Department of Mathematics, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, Nigeria
  • Rabiu Hamisu Kankarofi Department of Mathematics, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, Nigeria
  • Usman Abbas Yakubu Department of Mathematics, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, Nigeria
  • Abba V Mandara Department of Mathematics, University of Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria
  • Salisu Murtala Department of Mathematics, Federal University Dutse, Jigawa, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37231/myjcam.2020.3.2.50

Keywords:

Vogel Approximation Method; Optimal Solution; Least Cost Method; Northwest Corner Method

Abstract

This piece of research was conducted to optimize the procedures of transporting and distributing of Cement products from MAISANGO Cement Plc to the require destinations which resultant to the reduction of operating cost of transportation problems that usually occurs due to the nature of bad roads to some selected locations in Lagos state- Nigeria. To minimize the cost, a mathematical optimization model (Vogel Approximation method) has been utilized to ease the processes of transporting the product to the various locations.

Published

2020-12-05