The solution of a balanced Transportation Problem of Minimization is divided in two parts –


In part one we find out an initial solution to the given Transportation Problems. This is known as Initial Basic Feasible Solution (I.B.F.S.)


There are six different methods to find out an IBFS.

1.      North-West Corner Rule (NWCR)

2.      South-East Corner Rule (SECR)

3.      Row Minima Method (RMM)

4.      Column Minima Method (CMM)

5.      Matrix Minima Method (MMM) or Least cost Method (LCM) or Inspection Method.

6.      Vogel’s Approximation Method (VAM) or Vogel’s Method of Penalty

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