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• Multiperiod Models

– Data Processing at the IRS

– Arbitrage with Bonds

• Transportation Models

– Gribbin Brewing

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• To process income tax forms, the

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) first sends each form through the data preparation (DP) department, where information is coded for computer entry.

• Then the form is sent to data entry (DE), where it is entered into the computer.

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• During the next 3 weeks, the following numbers of forms will arrive: week 1,

40,000; week 2, 30,000; week 3, 60,000.

• All employees work 40 hours per week and are paid $500 per week.

• Data preparation of a form requires 15 minutes, and data entry of a form requires 10 minutes.

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• Each week an employee is assigned to either data entry or data preparation.

• The IRS must complete processing all forms by the end of week 5 and wants to minimize the cost of accomplishing this goal.

• Assume all employees are capable of performing data preparation or data entry, but must be assigned to one task for an entire week at a time.

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Managerial Problem Definition

• Determine how many workers should be working and how the workers should allocate their hours during the next 5 weeks.

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Formulation

**Decision Variables**

Numbers of workers for two tasks over five weeks (10 decisions) and numbers of forms completed on each task in each week (10 decisions).

**Objective**

Minimize total cost.

**Constraints**

Forms arrive at a fixed schedule.

All work must be completed in five weeks.

Data prep task cannot begin until the forms arrive.

Data entry task cannot begin until data prep task is finished.

The plan can’t call for more labor than is available for either task in any week.

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Formulation

**Decision Variables **

Define* X* ij

= Number of workers on task *i* during week *j*.

Define *P* ij

= Production (forms processed on task *i* during week *j*).

*i* = tasks 1-2, *j* = weeks 1-5

**Objective **

Minimize *Z* =

2 5

i 1 j 1

*X ij*

*C i*

Where *C* i

is the cost of hiring a worker for task *i* for one week.

*C*

1

= *C*

2

= $500

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Formulation

**Constraints **

A new kind of constraint: *Balance Equations* for each task in each week.

Define *I* ij

= Inventory (work ready to be processed on task *i* at the end of week *j*).

Ending “inventory” = beginning inventory + new forms arriving – current period processing

*I ij*

I i , j 1

P i 1 , j 1

* P ij*

Note that

*P*

0 , 0

*P*

0 , 1

*P*

0 , 2

40 , 000

30 , 000

60 , 000

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Inputs

Data prep form time

Constraints on forms (can't process more than are available for processing)

**DP forms available for processing =B14**

DP forms processed

DE forms processed

Total cost

Solution Methodology

A B C D E F G

Minutes

Data entry form time

Hours per worker per week

Pay/week per worker

Number of forms arriving

Decisions

Workers on data prep

Workers on data entry

Number of DP forms completed during week

Number of DE forms completed during week

Constraints on labor (need sufficient workers to complete forms)

Hours for DP needed

Hours for DP available

Hours for DE needed

Hours for DE available

DE forms available for processing

Constraints on finishing all forms by the end of week 5

DP at end

DE at ent

**=B8**

**=B14**

15

10

40

$500

Week1

40000

1

1

1

1

0.25

<=

40

40000

>=

1

1

>=

1

**=B15**

129995

0

$5,000

Week2

30000

1

1

1

1

0.25

<=

40

69999

>=

1

1

>=

1

**=F27-F29**

=

=

Week3

60000

1

1

1

1

0.25

<=

40

0

0

0.25

<=

40

**=B5*(SUM(B11:F11)+SUM(B12:F12))**

0.25

<=

40

0.166667 0.166667 0.166667 0.166667 0.166667

<= <= <= <= <=

40 40 40 40 40

**=B27-B29+C8**

129998

>=

1

**=B31-B33+C29**

1

>=

1

Week4

0

1

1

1

1

129997

>=

1

1

>=

1

Week5

0

1

1

1

1

129996

>=

1

1

>=

1

**=F14*$B$2/60**

**=F11*$B$4**

**=F15*$B$3/60**

**=F12*$B$4**

H

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Solution Methodology

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3

Solution Methodology

A B C D E F

Inputs Minutes

Data prep form time

Data entry form time

Hours per worker per week

Pay/week per worker

Number of forms arriving

Decisions

15

10

40

$500

Week1

40000

Week2

30000

Week3

60000

Week4

0

Week5

0

250

0

187.5

0

375

0

0 0

0 541.6667

11

12

13

Workers on data prep

Workers on data entry

14

15

Number of DP forms completed during week

Number of DE forms completed during week

30

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27

28

29

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36

37

38

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18

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21

22

23

24

25

Constraints on labor (need sufficient workers to complete forms)

Hours for DP needed

Hours for DP available

Hours for DE needed

Hours for DE available

Constraints on forms (can't process more than are available for processing)

DP forms available for processing

DP forms processed

DE forms available for processing

DE forms processed

Constraints on finishing all forms by the end of week 5

DP at end

DE at ent

39 Total cost

40000

0

10000

<=

10000

0

<=

0

40000

>=

40000

40000

>=

0

0

0

$677,083

30000

0

7500

<=

7500

0

<=

0

30000

>=

30000

70000

>=

0

=

=

60000

0

15000

<=

15000

0

<=

0

60000

>=

60000

130000

>=

0

0

0

0

<=

0

0

0

0

130000

0

<=

0

0 21666.67

<=

0

<=

21667

0

>=

0

130000

>=

0

0

>=

0

130000

>=

130000

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Optimal Solution

Minimum total cost is $677,073.

All work could be done in four weeks.

Note that the balance equations are not constraints in the usual sense (i.e. specified in

Solver). We build them into the model, linking the tasks and weeks together.

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**Bond **

1

2

3

**Current Price **

$10l.625

$10l.5625

$103.80

**Expiration Date **

8/15/2000

2/15/2001

2/15/2001

**Coupon Rate **

6.875

5.5

7.75

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Formulation

Given the current price structure, the question is whether there is a way to make an infinite amount of money. To answer this, we look for an arbitrage.

An arbitrage exists if there is a combination of bond sales and purchases today that yields

• A positive cash flow today

• Non-negative cash flows at all future dates

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Formulation

If such a strategy exists, then it is possible to make an infinite amount of money.

For example, if buying 10 units of bond 1 today and selling 5 units of bond 2 today yielded, say,

$1 today and nothing at all future dates, then we could make $k by purchasing 10k units of bond 1 today and selling 5k units of bond 2 today.

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Formulation

**Decision Variables**

How much to buy or sell of each bond. (Selling a bond is conceptually the same as buying a negative amount.)

**Objective**

Maximize cash flow at the end of the first period

(today).

**Constraints**

Non-negative cash flow at the end of all future periods.

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Formulation

**Decision Variables **

Define *X* i

= quantity of bond *i* purchased today.

Define *C* ij

= Cash flow per face value unit for bond *i* in period *j*, as shown below.

Bond 1

*i* = bonds Bond 2

Bond 3

*j* = periods

0 months from now 6 months from now 12 months from now

-$101.63

-$101.56

-$103.80

$103.44

$2.75

$3.88

$0.00

$102.75

$103.88

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Formulation

3 3

i 1 j 1

*X i*

*C ij*

*= total cash flows from all bonds over all three periods. j*

3

1

*X i*

*C ij*

*= total cash flows from bond i over all three periods. i*

3

1

*X i*

*C ij*

= total cash flows from all bonds in period *j*.

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Formulation

**Objective **

*Maximize Z = i*

3

1

*X i*

C i 1

*Constraints i*

3

1

*X i*

*C ij*

0 for *j* = 2, 3.

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Solution Methodology

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8

5

6

3

4

1

2

9

10

11

12

13

A

Data on bonds

Bond

1

2

3

Face value of each bond

Decisions: number of bonds to buy or sell now

Bond

1

2

3

Cash flows

Months from now

Bond 1

Bond 2

Bond 3

Total cash flow

B C D E F G H

Current price Expiration date Coupon rate

$ 101.625

6 0.06875

$

$

101.563

103.800

12

12

0.05500

0.07750

100

Buy

1.00

1.00

1.00

**=B3*(C11-B11)**

Sell

0.00

0.00

0.00

If we maximize the cash flow in cell B22, without an upper bound constraint on it (as suggested in cells

B23 and B24), the Solver does not converge. To make it converge, we add this upper bound constraint. This lets us make $1 (or any other value you want to put in cell B24).

**=IF($C5=D$16,1+$D5/2,IF($C5>D$16,$D5/2,0))*($B13-$C13)*$B$7**

0

$ (101.63)

$ (101.56)

$ (103.80)

$ (306.99)

<=

$ 1.00

6

$ 103.44

$ 110.06

>=

$ -

12

$ -

$ 102.75

$ 103.88

$ 206.63

>=

$ -

**=SUM(D17:D19)**

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Solution Methodology

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Solution Methodology

This is actually good news! It indicates an “unbounded” problem; one in which there are no constraints that limit the value of the objective function. In the context of this problem, it means that there is no limit on the amount of cash flow in the first period. In other words, there is an arbitrage opportunity.

Unfortunately, because Solver couldn’t solve the problem, we don’t know which bonds to buy and sell.

We can get around this by playing a little trick; we introduce a new constraint limiting the objective function artificially.

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Optimal Solution

B A

Data on bonds

Bond

1

2

3

Face value of each bond

Decisions: number of bonds to buy or sell now

Bond

1

2

3

Cash flows

Months from now

Bond 1

Bond 2

Bond 3

Total cash flow

Current price Expiration date Coupon rate

$

$

$

101.625

101.563

103.800

6

12

12

0.06875

0.05500

0.07750

100

Buy

0.21

20.30

0.00

C

Sell

0.00

0.00

20.08

D

0

$ (21.60)

$ (2,061.87)

$ 2,084.48

$ 1.00

<=

$ 1.00

6

$ 21.99

$ 55.83

$ (77.82)

$ -

>=

$ -

12

$ -

$ 2,085.98

$ (2,085.98)

$ -

>=

$ -

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Conclusions

Buying bonds 1 and 2 today, while selling bond 3, offers an arbitrage opportunity.

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Back to Reality

Usually bonds are bought at an ask price and sold at a bid price.

Consider the same three bonds and suppose that the ask and bid prices are as listed here.

**Bond **

1

2

3

**Ask Price Bid Price **

$101.6563 $101.5938

$101.5938 $101 5313

$103.7813 $103.7188

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Optimal Solution

B A

Data on bonds

Bond

1

2

3

Face value of each bond

Decisions: number of bonds to buy or sell now

Bond

1

2

3

Cash flows

Months from now

Bond 1

Bond 2

Bond 3

Total cash flow

Ask price

100

Buy

0

0

0

0

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

C

Sell

0

0

0

6

$ -

$ -

$ -

$ -

>=

$ -

D

12

>=

E

Bid price Expiration date Coupon rate

6

12

12

0.06875

0.055

0.0775

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Conclusions

This result indicates that no arbitrage opportunity exists.

The only way to have non-negative cash flows in the first period and zero cash flows in all future periods is not to invest at all.

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Regional brewer Andrew Gribbin distributes kegs of his famous beer through three warehouses in the greater News York City area, with current supplies as shown:

Warehouses Supply

Hoboken

Bronx

Brooklyn

80

145

120

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On a Thursday morning, he has his usual weekly orders from his four loyal customers, as shown :

Bars

Der Ratkeller

McGoldrick's Pub

Night Train Bar & Grill

Stern Business School

Demand

80

65

70

85

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Tracy Chapman, Gribbin’s shipping manager, needs to determine the most cost-efficient plan to deliver beer to these four customers, knowing that the costs per keg are different for each possible combination of warehouse and customer:

Hoboken

Bronx

Brooklyn

Ratkeller McGoldrick's Night Train Stern

$4.64

$3.52

$9.95

$5.13

$4.16

$6.82

$6.54

$6.90

$3.88

$8.67

$7.91

$6.85

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a) What is the optimal shipping plan?

b) How much will it cost to fill these four orders?

c) Where does Gribbin have surplus inventory?

d) If Gribbin could have one additional keg at one of the three warehouses, what would be the most beneficial location, in terms of reduced shipping costs? e) Gribbin has an offer from Lu Leng Felicia, who would like to sublet some of Gribbin’s Brooklyn warehouse space for her tattoo parlor. She only needs 240 square feet, which is equivalent to the area required to store 40 kegs of beer, and has offered Gribbin $0.25 per week per square foot. Is this a good deal for Gribbin? What should Gribbin’s response be to

Lu Leng?

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Managerial Problem Formulation

**Decision Variables**

Numbers of kegs shipped from each of three warehouses to each of four customers (12 decisions).

**Objective**

Minimize total cost.

**Constraints**

Each warehouse has limited supply.

Each customer has a minimum demand.

Kegs can’t be divided; numbers shipped must be integers.

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Mathematical Formulation

**Decision Variables**

Define *X* ij

= Number of kegs shipped from warehouse *i *to customer *j*.

Define *C* ij

= Cost per keg to ship from warehouse *i *to customer *j*.

*i *= warehouses 1-3, *j *= customers 1-4

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Mathematical Formulation

**Objective**

Minimize *Z *=

3 4

i 1 j 1

*X ij*

*C ij*

**Constraints**

Define *S* i

= Number of kegs available at warehouse *i*.

*j*

4

1

*X ij*

* S i*

Define *D* j

= Number of kegs ordered by customer *j*.

*i*

3

1

*X ij*

* D j*

Do we need a constraint to ensure that all of the *X* ij are integers?

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8

9

10

11

12

13

14

4

5

6

1

2

3

A

Total Cost

Costs

Hoboken

Bronx

Brooklyn

B

74.97

C D E

**=SUMPRODUCT(B4:E6,B12:E14)**

Shipping Plan Ratkeller McGoldrick's Night Train Stern

Hoboken

Bronx

Brooklyn

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

3

=

80

3

=

65

3

=

70

3

=

85

$

$

$

4.64

3.52

9.95

$

$

$

5.13

4.16

6.82

$

$

$

6.54

6.90

3.88

F G H I

**=SUM(B4:E4)**

4 <= 80

4 <= 145

4 <= 120

**=SUM(E4:E6)**

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1

4

5

6

2

3

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

A

Total Cost

Costs

Hoboken

Bronx

Brooklyn

1469.55

$

$

$

B

4.64

3.52

9.95

C

$

$

$

5.13

4.16

6.82

D

$

$

$

6.54

6.90

3.88

$

$

$

E

8.67

7.91

6.85

F G H

Shipping Plan Ratkeller McGoldrick's Night Train Stern

Hoboken

Bronx

Brooklyn

0

80

0

0

65

0

0

0

70

35 35 <= 80

0 145 <= 145

50 120 <= 120

80

=

80

65

=

65

70

=

70

85

=

85

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26

27

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A B C D

**Microsoft Excel 15.0 Sensitivity Report**

**Worksheet: [03a-03-trans.xls]Model**

Variable Cells

**Cell**

Constraints

**Cell**

$F$4 Hoboken

$F$5 Bronx

$F$6 Brooklyn

**Name**

$B$4 Hoboken Ratkeller

$C$4 Hoboken McGoldrick's

$D$4 Hoboken Night Train

$E$4 Hoboken Stern

$B$5 Bronx Ratkeller

$C$5 Bronx McGoldrick's

$D$5 Bronx Night Train

$E$5 Bronx Stern

$B$6 Brooklyn Ratkeller

$C$6 Brooklyn McGoldrick's

$D$6 Brooklyn Night Train

$E$6 Brooklyn Stern

**Name**

$B$7 Ratkeller

$C$7 McGoldrick's

$D$7 Night Train

$E$7 Stern

E F G H

**Final Reduced Objective Allowable Allowable**

**Value Cost Coefficient Increase Decrease**

80

65

0

0

0

35

0

0

70

50

0

0

0.15

0

0.84

0

0

0

2.17

0.21

7.28

3.51

0

0

4.64

5.13

6.54

8.67

3.52

4.16

6.9

7.91

9.95

6.82

3.88

6.85

1E+30

0.15

1E+30

0.21

0.15

0.21

1E+30

1E+30

1E+30

1E+30

0.84

1.82

0.15

0.21

0.84

1.82

1E+30

0.15

2.17

0.21

7.28

3.51

1E+30

0.84

**Final Shadow Constraint Allowable Allowable**

**Value Price**

80

65

70

85

35

145

120

4.49

5.13

5.7

8.67

0

-0.97

-1.82

**R.H. Side**

80

65

70

85

80

145

120

**Increase**

45

45

45

45

1E+30

0

35

**Decrease**

35

35

0

0

45

45

45

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Where does Gribbin have surplus inventory?

The only supply constraint that is not binding is the

Hoboken constraint. It would appear that Gribbin has

45 extra kegs in Hoboken.

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If Gribbin could have one additional keg at one of the three warehouses, what would be the most beneficial location, in terms of reduced shipping costs?

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According to the sensitivity report,

•One more keg in Hoboken is worthless.

•One more keg in the Bronx would have reduced overall costs by $0.76.

•One more keg in Brooklyn would have reduced overall costs by $1.82.

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Gribbin has an offer from Lu Leng Felicia, who would like to sublet some of Gribbin’s Brooklyn warehouse space for her tattoo parlor. She only needs 240 square feet, which is equivalent to the area required to store 40 kegs of beer, and has offered Gribbin $0.25 per week per square foot.

Is this a good deal for Gribbin?

What should Gribbin’s response be to Lu Leng?

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Assuming that the current situation will continue into the foreseeable future, it would appear that Gribbin could reduce his inventory in Hoboken without losing any money (i.e. the shadow price is zero).

However, we need to check the sensitivity report to make sure that the proposed decrease of 40 kegs is within the allowable decrease.

This means that he could make a profit by renting space in the Hoboken warehouse to Lu Leng for $0.01 per square foot.

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Lu Leng wants space in Brooklyn, but Gribbin would need to charge her more than $1.82 for every six square feet

(about $0.303 per square foot), or else he will lose money on the deal.

Note that the sensitivity report indicates an allowable decrease in Brooklyn that is enough to accommodate Lu

Leng.

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As for the Bronx warehouse, note that the allowable decrease is zero. This means that we would need to rerun the model to find out the total cost of renting Bronx space to Lu Leng.

A possible response from Gribbin to Lu Leng:

“I can rent you space in Brooklyn, but it will cost you

$0.35 per square foot. How do you feel about

Hoboken?”

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• Multiperiod Models

– Data Processing at the IRS

– Arbitrage with Bonds

• Transportation Models

– Gribbin Brewing

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