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Question - The wheat harvesting season in the American Midwest is short, and most farmers deliver their
truckloads of wheat to a giant central storage bin within a two-week span. Because of this, wheat-
filled trucks waiting to unload and return to the fields have been known to back up for a block at the
receiving bin. The central bin is owned cooperatively, and it is to every farmer's benefit to make the
unloading/storage process as efficient as possible. The cost of grain deterioration caused by
unloading delays, the cost of truck rental, and idle driver time are significant concerns to the
cooperative members. Although farmers have difficulty quantifying crop damage, it is easy to assign a
waiting and unloading cost for truck and driver of $1 ...Read More

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