Corner Rules Method of Solving Transportation Problem

  • T.O. Aliu Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria
  • Y.O. Aderinto Department of Mathematics, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • K. Issa Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Kwara State University, Malete, Nigeria
Keywords: transportation problem, North-East Corner Rule, South-East Corner Rule, South-West Corner Rule


Several approaches have been advanced for solving transportation problems. The most prominent of them in various text being, North West Corner Rule(NWCR), Least Cost Method(LCM), and Vogel's Approximation Method(VAM). This paper considered three additional corner rules, which are North East Corner Rule(NECR), South West Corner Rule(SWCR) and South East Corner Rule(SECR). Algorithms ware provided for obtaining initial feasible solution to Transportation Problems. Three test examples were considered using the rules. The results revealed that the NECR and SWCR have equal result. While NWCR and SECR also produce the same result. NECR and SWCR however, better minimize transportation cost. The two methods are therefore recommended for use in any business organization requiring shipment of products.


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How to Cite
Aliu, T., Aderinto, Y., & Issa, K. (2022). Corner Rules Method of Solving Transportation Problem. Earthline Journal of Mathematical Sciences, 10(2), 305-316.