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Use Case: There are 3 warehouses across the US that supply 26 retail locations. The retailers have products/items that are in high demand and, as a result, out of supply within their stores.
Your job as a distribution manager is to allocate as much product from the warehouses as possible, but there are a few constraints:
Objective: Allocate as much product from the 3 warehouses as possible to the 26 retail locations
Nice work @LBhat! I moved your solution image into a spoiler tag so as not to give it away! I think this was the fastest solution turn around we've had to a weekly exercise.
Here's a solution:
Slightly more complex answer
uses an iterative macro to do the supply levellingthe iterative macro makes this very easy - just take the highest priority demand line for any given warehouse and product and fulfil that line - then iterate the remainder (repeat)
But it was good to see the two alternatives ( the running total version from @MattD @LBhat and @TaraM - and the unfilfilled demand version from @NicoleJohnson )
similar approach to others, with the individual tools (to make it different than the iterative macro exercise)
Well that took longer than expected:
Very similar to others