Ready for a mathematical optimization modeling challenge? Put your skills to the test with this example, where you’ll learn how to model and solve a decentralization planning problem. You’ll have to figure out – given a set of departments of a company, and potential cities where these departments can be located – the “best” location for each department in order to maximize gross margins.
This model is example 10 from the fifth edition of Model Building in Mathematical Programming by H. Paul Williams on pages 265 and 317-319.
This modeling example is at the advanced level, where we assume that you know Python and the Gurobi Python API and that you have advanced knowledge of building mathematical optimization models. Typically, the objective function and/or constraints of these examples are complex or require advanced features of the Gurobi Python API.