Absolute point algorithm for solving unbalanced fuzzy transportation problem

K. Rathi, S. Muruganantham


 In real time situations, the total availability of goods or product may be more or less than the actual market demand and the unbalanced transportation situation arise more commonly. Such unbalanced Transportation Problems (TP) are solved by introducing dummy source or destination which do not exist in reality. The optimal allocation involves cells from such dummy source or destination and the allocated number of quantities are held back at one or more origins. The paper aims to propose an algorithm based on Absolute Points to solve unbalanced TP under fuzzy environment. The proposed algorithm is advantageous than the existing algorithms  in such a way that it provides the added information of transporting the excess availability from dummy supply point to appropriate destination to meet future demands at minimum cost. Finally, by virtue of the proposed algorithm an example is done to illustrate the practicality and the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm. 


Transportation management; fuzzy transportation problem; absolute point; heptagonal fuzzy numbers

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24294/tm.v1i2.573


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