Quantitative Analysis for Management

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover w/CD
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Easy to understand-even for learners with limited math backgrounds, this book uses a modeling approach to provide thorough coverage of the basic techniques in quantitative methods and focuses on the managerial applications of these techniques. An interesting and reader friendly writing style makes for a clear presentation, complete with all the necessary assumptions and mathematical details.Chapter topics include probability concepts and applications, decision models and decision trees, regression models, forecasting, inventory control models, linear programming modeling applications and computer analyses, network models, project management, simulation modeling, and more.For an introduction toquantitative analysis, quantitative management, operations research, or management science-especially for those individuals preparing for work in agricultural economics and health care fields.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Quantitative Analysisp. 1
Probability Concepts and Applicationsp. 23
Decision Analysisp. 69
Regression Modelsp. 117
Forecastingp. 157
Inventory Control Modelsp. 199
Linear Programming Models: Graphical and Computer Methodsp. 255
Linear Programming Modeling Applications:With Computer Analyses in Excel and QM for Windowsp. 311
Linear Programming: The Simplex Methodp. 351
Transportation and Assignment Modelsp. 409
Integer Programming, Goal Programming, and Nonlinear Programmingp. 469
Network Modelsp. 515
Project Managementp. 543
Waiting Lines and Queuing Theory Modelsp. 585
Simulation Modelingp. 625
Markov Analysisp. 669
Statistical Quality Controlp. 699
CD-ROM Modules
Analytic Hierarchy Process M1-1
Dynamic Programming M2-1
Decision Theory and the Normal Distribution M3-1
Game Theory M4-1
Mathematical Tools: Determinants and Matrices M5-1
Calculus-Based Optimization M6-1
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