9780324399806

An Introduction to Management Science Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making (with CD-ROM and Crystal Ball Pro Printed Access Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780324399806

  • ISBN10:

    0324399804

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover w/ Access Card
  • Copyright: 4/19/2007
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Summary

Learn today's management science concepts and techniques--and how they will benefit you in the classroom and business world beyond--with the definitive leader in management science, INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: A QUANTITATIVE APPROACH TO DECISION MAKING, 12E. The latest edition of this leading text blends a readable style with a wealth of examples that demonstrate how businesses throughout the world use management science techniques to further their success. Proven, realistic problems help strengthen critical problem-solving skills, while numerous self-test exercises with complete solutions allow you to immediately check your personal understanding of the material. Every new edition now includes the highly respected LINGO 10 software that is integrated with text problems to help you develop the skills to use this, Excel, and many other valuable software packages to resolve management science problems. This edition now places greater emphasis on the applications of management science and use of computer software with less focus on algorithms. Much of the algorithm coverage as well as Excel templates and add-in software, and the user-friendly Management Scientist software are available on the text's accompanying Student CD. Trust INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 12E to introduce the management science skills you need now and into the future with clarity you can understand and practicality you can immediately apply.

Table of Contents

Introduction
An Introduction to Linear Programming
Linear Programming: Sensitivity Analysis and Interpretation of Solution
Linear Programming Applications in Marketing, Finance, and Operations Management
Advanced Linear Programming Applications
Distribution and Network Models
Integer Programming
Nonlinear Optimization Models
Project Scheduling: PERT/CPM
Inventory Models
Waiting Line Models
Simulation
Decision Analysis
Multicriteria Decisions
Forecasting
Markov Processes. On the Student CD
Linear Programming: Simplex Method
Simplex-Based Sensitivity Analysis and Duality
Solution Procedures for Transportation and Assignment Problems
Minimal Spanning Tree Algorithm
Dynamic Programming
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