A case study of production expansion planning in a soft-drink manufacturing company

TCE Cheng, CB Chiu

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Abstract

This paper discusses the problem of production expansion planning in a soft-drink manufacturing company. We first formulate the problem as a large-scale transportation problem by making some realistic simplifications. We then program the transportation algorithm on a spreadsheet software to help solve the problem on a microcomputer. Through this case study we demonstrate how some standard OR technique can be combined with low-cost microcomputers to become an effective management tool to handle complex management decision problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-532
Number of pages12
JournalOmega
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management

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