Understanding The Concept Of Linear Programming

Linear programming is an operations research technique that originated in the early 1950s. With diverse practical applications, this technique has immensely benefited various organizations in their production and other operations. Professor GB Dantzig is one of the pioneers in developing linear programming methods.

This technique can be applied in a variety of situations: long-range planning, production planning, warehouse decisions, physical distribution decisions, marketing, and product mix decisions, fluid mixing problems, oil reservoir exploration, Purchasing decisions, quality control decisions, material usage decisions, etc

The basic problem solved by linear programming is to optimize profit or total cost or some other utility function. These are the limitations or constraints in the availability or use of various resources such as manpower, machinery, materials, time and money as well as other limitations and…

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