Integer linear programming model of commodity trading: A case study of Obuasi and Techiman Central Markets.

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The goal of every commodity trader is to maximize his/ her profit, but what should traders do to maximize their profit? In this thesis the wholesale spot prices of six agricultural commodities in Obuasi and Techiman Central markets were examined. The trader purchases commodities from one market place and sells in the other market taking into consideration the spot price of the commodities in questions. In this thesis we are interested in finding the volume of the six commodities to be purchased from Techiman and sold in Obuasi central market to make maximum profit knowing the demand of those commodities. Linear programming Solver (software) was used to solve real trader’s problem of a trader in the presence of some constraints
A thesis submitted to the College of Science in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MSc. in Industrial Mathematics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology