Transportation–Location Problem for a Solar Stove Distributing Nonprofit Organization

  • Gemma BerenguerEmail author
  • Amber Richter
  • Zuo-Jun (Max) Shen
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 212)


In this chapter, we describe a transportation–location problem faced by a nonprofit organization which requires an efficient plan for distributing solar stoves to a number of African countries. The main tradeoff in this problem is between local production costs and shipping costs. Shipment consolidation to mitigate spare container capacity and location of assembly plants are also considered. Multiple models and solution techniques are discussed throughout the chapter.


Supply Chain Integer Linear Programming Shipping Cost Destination Country Assembly Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gemma Berenguer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Amber Richter
    • 2
  • Zuo-Jun (Max) Shen
    • 2
  1. 1.Purdue UniversityLafayetteUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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