Proceedings in Operations Research 5

Author: J. Kohlas,O. Seifert,P. Stähly,H.-J. Zimmermann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642997481

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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Es ist fur uns eine besondere Freude und Ehre, daB wir unsere diesjahrige Jahresver sammlung zusammen mit der DGOR durchftihren konnten. Der sehr gute Besuch von ins gesamt 296 Teilnehmem aus Deutschland, {)sterreich und der Schweiz beweist, daB das Operations Research auch heute noch eine recht gro~e Anziehungskraft besitzt. Dabei stehen die theoretischen Arbeiten zur Zeit eher im Vordergrund des Interesses. Die An wendung des OR auf die realen Probleme der Praxis sto~t dagegen leider nach wie vor auf gewisse Schwierigkeiten. Es ist nicht zu verkennen, daB gegentiber der Euphorie in den 60er-Jahren eine gewisse Emtichterung eingetreten ist. Dabei ist auch zu bedenken, daB heute manches unter OR segelt, das frillier zu den klassischen Disziplinen der allge meinen Betriebswirtschaftslehre gehorte. Hinzu kommen die Schwierigkeiten der gegen wartigen weltweiten Rezession. Sie waren zwar mit ihrem Zwang zur generellen Kosten einsparung ein guter Naturboden fur eine umfassende Optimierung auf allen Gebieten. Demgegentiber steht der Investitionsstop, der sich u. a. auch auf die Inangriffnahme gros serer Projekte, wie sie in der Regel OR-Anwendungen darstellen, auswirkt. Es war deshalb das gro~e Verdienst dieser gemeinsamen Tagung, daB einmal mehr versucht wurde. diese Brucke zwischen Theorie und Praxis zu schlagen und auch zu zei gen, daB sowohl in der industriellen Fertigung, wie auch in den Dienstleistungsbetrie ben und in den Offentlichen Verwaltungen nach wie vor ein dankbares Feld fur die An wendung von OR-Methoden vorhanden ist.
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Mathematical Methods of Operations Research

Author: Thomas L. Saaty

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486495699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

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The first graduate-level text devoted to the subject, this classic offers a concise history and overview of methods as well as an excellent exposition of the mathematical foundations underlying classical operations research procedures. It begins with a review of historical, scientific, and mathematical aspects; examples and ideas related to classical methods of forming models introduce discussions of optimization, game theory, applications of probability, and queuing theory. Carefully selected exercises illustrate important and useful ideas. This text is an ideal introduction for students to the basic mathematics of operations research as well as a valuable source of references to early literature on operations research. 1959 edition.
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Operations Research, 2/e

Author: A. M. Natarajan

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9332538220

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Page: 744

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Operations research, 2e is the study of optimization techniques. Designed to cater to the syllabi requirements of Indian universities, this book on operations research reinforces the concepts discussed in each chapter with solved problems. A unique feature of this book is that with its focus on coherence and clarity, it hand-holds students through the solutions, each step of the way.
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Operations Research and Management Science Handbook

Author: A. Ravi Ravindran

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420009712

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 904

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Operations Research (OR) began as an interdisciplinary activity to solve complex military problems during World War II. Utilizing principles from mathematics, engineering, business, computer science, economics, and statistics, OR has developed into a full fledged academic discipline with practical application in business, industry, government and military. Currently regarded as a body of established mathematical models and methods essential to solving complicated management issues, OR provides quantitative analysis of problems from which managers can make objective decisions. Operations Research and Management Science (OR/MS) methodologies continue to flourish in numerous decision making fields. Featuring a mix of international authors, Operations Research and Management Science Handbook combines OR/MS models, methods, and applications into one comprehensive, yet concise volume. The first resource to reach for when confronting OR/MS difficulties, this text – Provides a single source guide in OR/MS Bridges theory and practice Covers all topics relevant to OR/MS Offers a quick reference guide for students, researchers and practitioners Contains unified and up-to-date coverage designed and edited with non-experts in mind Discusses software availability for all OR/MS techniques Includes contributions from a mix of domestic and international experts The 26 chapters in the handbook are divided into two parts. Part I contains 14 chapters that cover the fundamental OR/MS models and methods. Each chapter gives an overview of a particular OR/MS model, its solution methods and illustrates successful applications. Part II of the handbook contains 11 chapters discussing the OR/MS applications in specific areas. They include airlines, e-commerce, energy systems, finance, military, production systems, project management, quality control, reliability, supply chain management and water resources. Part II ends with a chapter on the future of OR/MS applications.
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Operations Research Applications

Author: A. Ravi Ravindran

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420091878

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 402

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As operations research (OR) applications continue to grow and flourish in a number of decision making fields, a reference that is comprehensive, concise, and easy to read is more than a nicety, it is a necessity. This book provides a single volume overview of OR applications in practice, making it the first resource a practitioner would reach for when faced with an OR problem or application. Written by leading authorities in the field, the book covers functional and industry specific areas of OR applications. Ideally suited for practitioners in business, industry, and government, the book can also be used as a supplemental text in undergraduate or graduate OR courses.
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Operations Research Calculations Handbook

Author: Dennis Blumenfeld

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420039221

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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The field of Operations Research (OR) covers a wide range of mathematical topics. Because it is so broad, results and formulas relevant to the field are widely scattered in different texts and journals and can be hard to find. As the field continues to grow, OR practitioners and students need a convenient, one-stop source for the results relevant t
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An Annotated Timeline of Operations Research

An Informal History

Author: Saul I. Gass,Arjang A. Assad

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402081138

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

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An Annotated Timeline of Operations Research: An Informal History recounts the evolution of Operations Research (OR) as a new science - the science of decision making. Arising from the urgent operational issues of World War II, the philosophy and methodology of OR has permeated the resolution of decision problems in business, industry, and government. The Timeline chronicles the history of OR in the form of self-contained, expository entries. Each entry presents a concise explanation of the events and people under discussion, and provides key sources where further relevant information can be obtained. In addition, books and papers that have influenced the development of OR or helped to educate the first generations of OR academics and practitioners are cited throughout the book. Starting in 1564 with seminal ideas that form the precursors of OR, the Timeline traces the key ideas and events of OR through 2004. The Timeline should interest anyone involved in OR - researchers, practitioners, academics, and, especially, students - who wish to learn how OR came into being. Further, the scope and expository style of the Timeline should make it of value to the general reader interested in the development of science and technology in the last half of the twentieth century.
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