Foulke Consumer Products, Inc.: The Southeast Region

Darden Business Publishing Cases

ISSN: 2474-7890

Publication date: 20 January 2017


At the core of this case is a distribution, or sourcing, problem that can be modeled and solved using linear programming (LP). There are also issues of whether to build (a) new plant(s)––and if so, what the capacity should be––and whether to expand or close one or more of the existing plants. These latter issues can be analyzed using a 0/1 LP facility-location model. Alternatively, because the number of options is limited, they can be analyzed using the straight LP model of the distribution problem as a tool to facilitate analysis.



Carraway, R. and Hosler, W. (2017), "Foulke Consumer Products, Inc.: The Southeast Region", Darden Business Publishing Cases.

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