Introduction to Management Science

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 2009-02-23
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Introduction to Management Scienceshows readers how to approach decision-making problems in a straightforward, logical way. Management Science; Linear Programming: Model Formulation and Graphical Solution; Linear Programming: Computer Solution and Sensitivity Analysis; Linear Programming: Modeling Examples; Integer Programming; Transportation, Transshipment, and Assignment Problems; Network Flow Models; Project Management; Multicriteria Decision Making; Nonlinear Programming; Probability and Statistics; Decision Analysis; Queuing Analysis; Simulation; Forecasting; Inventory Management MARKET: This text equips readers with the skills and knowledge they need to solve problems through the use of mathematical models and computer solutions that implement the latest technology. Taylorrs"s objective was to focus on using simple, straightforward explanations and detailed step-by-step examples that readers would find understandable and easy-to-read.

Table of Contents

Management Science
The Management Science Approach to Problem Solving
Model Building: Break-Even Analysis
Computer Solution
Management Science Modeling Techniques
Business Usage of Management Science Techniques
Management Science Models in Descision Support Systems
Linear Programming: Model Formulation and Graphical Solution
Model Formulation
A Maximization Model Example
Graphical Solutions of Linear Programming Methods
A Minimization Model Example
Irregular Types of Linear Programming Problems
Characteristics of Linear Programming Problems
Linear Programming: Computer Solution and Sensitivity Analysis
Computer Solution
Sensitivity Analysis
Linear Programming: Modeling Examples
A Product Mix Example
A Diet Example
An Investment Example
A Marketing Example
A Transportation Example
A Blend Example
A Multiperiod Scheduling Example
A Data Envelopment Analysis Example
Integer Programming
Integer Programming Models
Integer Programming Graphical Solution
Computer Solution of Integer Programming Problems with Excel and QM for Windows
0-1 Integer Programming Modeling Examples
Transportation, Transshipment, and Assignment Problems
The Transportation Model
Computer Solution of a Transportation Problem
The Transshipment Model
The Assignment Model
Computer Solution of the Assignment Problem
Network Flow Models
Network Components
The Shortest Route Problem
The Minimal Sp<$$$>
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