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Finding a Minimal Transport Cost for a Transport Problem


  • Dumitru Ileana

    () (Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti)

  • Teodorescu Ana-Maria

    () (Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti)


This paper is about finding a solution to a transport problem, using visual programming applications, with one of the specialty software – Visual Basic. Among company’s spendings there are product transport spendings suported by economic agent in his way from each producers to beneficiaries. We presented the transport problem under the form of a table which contains entry data: producers (ex. Bucuresti, Ploiesti, Arad, Pitesti), beneficiaries (ex. Metro, Kaufland, Carrefour, Sellgros) and transport costs from each producers to beneficiaries. We used the minimum cost line method and north-west corner method as economic mathematic methods for determining a minimal transport cost.

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  • Dumitru Ileana & Teodorescu Ana-Maria, 2010. "Finding a Minimal Transport Cost for a Transport Problem," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(1), pages 633-637, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:10:y:2010:i:1:p:633-637

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    transport problem; transport cost; solution; visual programming application;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy


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