Represents some of the most important concepts in linear programming – problem formulation relevant costs, shadow prices and reduced costs. The setting, while artificial, is quite typical: A company makes two models of trucks in four production departments, they must determine the “optimal” production mix given information on sales price, cost of production and manufacturing capacity requirements.

Represents some of the most important concepts in linear programming – problem formulation relevant costs, shadow prices and reduced costs. The setting, while artificial, is quite typical: a company makes two models of trucks in four production departments, they must determine the “optimal” mix production data given on purchase price, cost of production and manufacturing capacity requirements
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Anirudh Dhebar
Source: HBS Premier Case Collection
4 pages.
Publication Date: Mar 24, 1989. Prod #: 189163-PDF-ENG
Merton Truck Co. HBR case solution