At the core of this case is a distribution or procurement problem can be modeled and solved by linear programming (LP). There are also questions whether to build (a) new system (s) – and if so, what should the capacity – and whether to expand or close one or more of the existing facilities. These questions can be using a 0/1 LP facility-location model. Alternatively, since the number of options is limited, they can just using the LP model of the distribution p … Read more »

At the core of this case is a distribution or procurement problem can be modeled and solved by linear programming (LP). There are also questions whether to build (a) new system (s) – and if so, what should the capacity – and whether to expand or close one or more of the existing facilities. These questions can be using a 0/1 LP facility-location model. Alternatively, because the number of options is limited, they can facilitate problem as a tool for analysis using the straight LP model of the distribution.
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Robert I Carraway,
William Hosler
Source: Darden School of Business
8 pages.
Release Date: 08 April, 1991. Prod #: UV6157-PDF-ENG
Foulke Consumer Products, Inc.: The Southeast Region HBR case solution