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Week 3: Assignment 1

Minfly Golf Company manufactures golf balls at Philadelphia, Chicago, and Denver. Cases of golf balls are shipped to warehouses in Orlando, Dallas, and Los Angeles. The following table provides the weekly capacities of the factories and the minimum weekly requirements of the warehouses along with the cost per case to ship between them. Which shipping plan will minimize total costs?

Factories

Orlando

Dallas

Los Angeles

Capacities

Philadelphia

6

9

16

2500

Chicago

7

5

10

1500

Denver

13

8

5

2000

Requirements

3000

1200

1800

After the #1 player on the tour started using Minfly balls, demand from the three warehouses has increased by 1,000 cases per week. To meet this increased demand, an additional factory needs to be built with a capacity of 3,000 cases per week. The two potential locations being considered are Memphis and San Francisco. The cost per case to ship between these locations and the warehouses are as follows:

Factories

Orlando

Dallas

Los Angeles

Capacities

Memphis

6

4

12

3000

San Francisco

13

8

5

3000

Requirements

4000

2200

2800

Where should the new factory be located?

Week 3: Assignment 2

Telephone calls between San Francisco (SF) and Boston (BO) travel through the network shown in the diagram. Calls between these two cities can be routed through Denver (DN), Phoenix (PH), Houston (HO), Chicago (CH), or Atlanta (AT). The number of telephone lines between each location is indicated by the numbers on the arcs connecting each pair of cities. For example, there are 900 lines between San Francisco and Denver. What is the maximum number of calls that can take place between San Francisco and Boston at any one time?

Assignment is due by Friday 03 October 2014

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