Join Curt Frye for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing the problem, part of Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel.
- The US transportation industry moves a lot of freight.…In 2012, trucks transported more than 13 billion tons…of freight on US highways…while trains carried more than 2 billion tons on the rails.…Moving rail cars from train yards to depots…helps maintain balance in that part…of the transportation infrastructure.…In this chapter,…I'm going to look at a transportation problem…that involves moving rail cars from yards to depots.…What we want to do is find the cheapest way…to supply rail depots with cars…and we know that cars from a given rail yard…can be delivered to a depot at a given cost.…
We also know that depots have requirements.…They need certain numbers of cars on a given day,…and yards have storage capacities.…It doesn't do any good to ask a yard for more cars…that they can deliver.…Finally, the cost to supply is usually based on…the distance traveled.…It takes a lot more to move a train car…from Wilmington, Delaware to Newport News, Virginia…than it does to move the same car…from Wilmington to Denver.…So what are the elements of a transportation problem?…
- Finding target values using Goal Seek
- Organizing worksheets
- Finding a solution using Solver
- Solving linear and nonlinear mixture problems
- Solving transportation problems
- Solving resource scheduling or sports scheduling problems
- Analyzing Solver results
Skill Level Intermediate
Excel 2013: Managing and Analyzing Datawith Dennis Taylor2h 2m Intermediate
Excel 2013: Data Validation in Depthwith Dennis Taylor1h 5m Intermediate
Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Datawith Dennis Taylor1h 59m Appropriate for all
1. Working with Solver
2. Solving a Linear Mixture Problem
3. Solving a Nonlinear Mixture Problem
4. Solving a Transportation Problem
5. Solving a Resource Scheduling Optimization Problem
6. Solving a Sports Scheduling Problem
7. Analyzing Your Solver Results
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