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Stateline Shipping and Transport Company

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Assignment #4: Case Problem "Stateline Shipping and Transport Company" Read the 'Stateline Shipping and Transport Company" Case Problem on pages 273-274 of the text. Analyze this case, as follows: In Excel, or other suitable program, develop a model for shipping the waste directly from the 6 plants to the 3 waste disposal sites. Solve the model you developed in #1 (above) and clearly describe the results. In Excel, or other suitable program, Develop a transshipment model in which each of the plants and disposal sites can be used as intermediate points. Solve the model you developed in #3 (above) and clearly describe the results. Interpret the results and draw conclusions that address the question posed in the case problem. What are the limits of the study? Write at least one paragraph. There are two deliverables for this Case Problem, the Excel spreadsheets and an accompanying written description/explanation. Please submit both of them electronically via the dropbox. The assignment will be graded using the associated rubric.

Outcome Assessed:
Develop solutions for transshipment problems.
Communicate issues in Management Science
Grading Rubric for Stateline Shipping & Transport Case Problem There are 12 points in each of the five criteria for a total of 60 points possible

Criteria
0
Unacceptable
(0 points)
1
Developing
(6 points)
2
Competent
(9 points)
3
Exemplary
(12 points)
1. Develop a transportation model for shipping from the 6 plants directly to the 3 disposal sites. Describe and implement the model. Did not submit or the objective function and/or constraints are specified with less than 70% accuracy. The objective function and constraints are specified and described with 70 - 79% accuracy. The objective function and most or all constraints are specified correctly and adequately described. The objective function and all constraints are specified correctly in the model and clearly described 2. Solve the model given in 1 and describe the...

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