Explanation of Transshipment Problem using ASM Method


Raju Prajapati, Gargi Akhoury
Amity University Jharkhand, Amity Institute of Applied Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.


A transshipment problem is an extension of a transportation problem. Several pieces of literature discuss the transshipment problem. The present paper deals with a particular type of transshipment problem and develops a strategy to solve it by Assigning the Shortest Mini-max (ASM) method which already exists in the literature. The above strategy is applied to a problem under consideration. Further for verification the same problem is solved by mathematical modeling. The results show that the ASM method gives an optimal solution, which is equal to the solution obtained by mathematical modeling for the considered problem.