Write a 1600- word essay addressing each of the following points/questions. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows you to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Support your ideas with three (3) sources in your essay. Make sure to reference the citations using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page do not count towards the minimum word amount.
- Define linear programming and how it is used in businesses to solve problems.
- Explain how can linear programming be used to solve transportation problems?
- How does your company deal with transportation problems associated with receiving raw material, stocking finished goods, and distribution to retail stores? You can reference another company you know the answer this question.
- Give an example of transshipment problem. You can use network diagram for illustration. Can linear programming be used to solve transshipment problems? What constraints are necessary to solve such problems?