Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_79

The linear-programming problem of blending raw materials, for example, crude oils, meats, to produce one or more final products, for example, fuels, sausages, so that the total cost of production is minimized. The problem is subject to restrictions on material availability, blending requirements, quality restrictions, etc. Activity-analysis problem; Stigler's diet problem.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA