Bin packing is a common optimization problem. A new formulation helps us solve a simple, yet difficult to solve, bin packing model.
The selection of a better fantasy sports team can substantially improve performance. Excel plus OpenSolver can pick an optimal team.
Sometimes we need more power to solve a model. This article describes how to solve a model using the CPLEX solver via the NEOS Server.
We replicate a wood cutting pattern model from a published academic paper. Surprisingly, we find a better optimal solution.
Why does my model find different solutions? Some solutions are better than others – how can that be true? How do I find the overall best solution?
Optimal facility location is a common & difficult decision that organizations need to make. We build a location optimization model in Excel.
This series explores optimization of a "picking warehouse" by improving the warehouse design and efficiency of the picking process.
We've collated many interesting optimization models in our GitHub repository. The focus is on Excel and Python models.