A Design Of Tapioca Chip Transportation Model In Thailand
Among the current economic situation regarding logistic activities in Thailand, one of the most crucial factors to be priory considered is transportation which needs to be managed effectively with the lowest possible cost for the best profitability. This research studies about transportation problem of tapioca chip product from production plant to harbor port. The problem of high transportation cost arises in the current transportation system of tapioca chip product because the lack of the correct assignment of river port to the plant. Therefore, the prototype of the optimization model for transportation of the tapioca chip is recommended in this paper. Microsoft Excel with Solver software is used as tools in solving the model. The total transportation cost reveals from the model is THB 1,374,078,500. It gives the reduction of 8.54% compare to the current practice.
Keywords- transportation model, allocation model, optimization, tapioca chips