Modelling Cocoa Haulage as a Transshipment Problem Case Study: Kuapa Kokoo Company Limited

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The transportation problem is a special class of the linear programming problem. It deals with the situation in which a commodity is transported from Sources to Destinations. The transshipment problem is an expansion of the transportation where intermediate nodes which are also referred to as transshipment node are added to account for locations such as warehouses. Our main objective is to model Kuapa cocoa transportation as transshipment problems and also minimize the cost of transportation of cocoa in the Kuapa Company. We will formulate the Transshipment problem as a Transportation problem and use the Transportation algorithm to solve it. The Quantitative Method (QM) Software will be use to analyze the data. We conclude that if Kuapa adapt this method, the cost of transporting Cocoa will be minimized.
A Thesis submitted to the Department of Mathematics, Institute of Distance Learning Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science Industrial Mathematics.