Goal Programming Approach to Trans-shipment Problem

  • Om Prakash Dubey
  • Kusum Deep
  • Atulya K. Nagar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 236)


The technocrats put their efforts regularly to minimize the total cost/budget of transportation problem. However, the proper effort has not been put for minimizing the total cost of trans-shipment problem. A goal programming approach has been developed to obtain the minimum budget for trans-shipment problem. The trans-shipment problem is regarded as the extended transportation problem and hence be solved by the transportation techniques. In the present algorithm, trans-shipment problem is transferred to suitable transportation problem and further modified as a proper goal programming problem. The priorities of goal programming explore the wider impact for decision maker. Therefore, the solution obtained is more suitable for decision makers. Hence, it is widely acceptable for any organization. At the end, a numerical example is solved in support of the procedure.


Trans-shipment problem Transportation problem Lexicographic goal programming Priority level Decision maker 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Om Prakash Dubey
    • 1
  • Kusum Deep
    • 2
  • Atulya K. Nagar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBengal College of Engineering and TechnologyDurgapurIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsIndian Institute of TechnologyRoorkeeIndia
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceLiverpool Hope UniversityLiverpoolUK

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