Introduction to Management Science and Student CD Package

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover w/CD
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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The objective of this management science book is to help the reader solve the decision-making problems that confront managers in both the public and private sectors. It demonstrates the use of mathematical models to solve these problems, and provides numerous examples and illustrations to help the reader easily understand the material presented. Its concentration on computer solutions with Excel spreadsheets allows the reader to focus on the newest technological tools.Topics covered in this comprehensive book are linear programming; integer programming; transportation, transshipment, and assignment problems; network flow models; project management; nonlinear programming; probability and statistics; decision analysis; queuing analysis; simulation; forecasting; and inventory management.With its comprehensive appendices and CD-ROM module examples, this book is an excellent reference work for managers that utilize modeling techniques to solve problems and make decisions.

Table of Contents

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
Inventory Management
Normal Table
Setting Up and Editing a Spreadsheet
The Poisson and Exponential Distributions
Solutions to Odd-Numbered Problems
CD-ROM Modules
The Simplex Solution Method
Transportation and Assignment Solution Methods
Integer Programming: The Branch and Bound Method
Nonlinear Programming Solution Techniques
Game Theory
Markov Analysis
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