Introduction to Management Science


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Table of Contents

1.    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


2.    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   


3.    Linear Programming: Computer Solution and Sensitivity Analysis


Computer Solution


Sensitivity Analysis


4.    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 


5.    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


6.    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  


7.    Network Flow Models


Network Components


The Shortest Route Problem


The Minimal Spanning Tree Problem


The Maximal Flow Problem


8.    Project Management


The Elements of Project Management




Probabilistic Activity Times


Microsoft Project


Project Crashing and Time-Cost Trade-Off


Formulating the CPM/PERT Network as a Linear Programming Model


9.    Multicriteria Decision Making


Goal Programming


Graphical Interpretation of Goal Programming


Computer Solution of Goal Programming Problems with QM for Windows and Excel     


The Analytical Hierarchy Process


Scoring Model


10.  Nonlinear Programming


Nonlinear Profit Analysis


Constrained Optimization


Solution of Nonlinear Programming Problems with Excel


A Nonlinear Programming Model with Multiple Constraints


Nonlinear Model Examples    


11.  Probability and Statistics


Types of Probability


Fundamentals of Probability


Statistical Independence and Dependence


Expected Value


The Normal Distribution


12.  Decision Analysis


Components of Decision Making


Decision Making without Probabilities


Decision Making with Probabilities


Decision Analysis with Additional Information




13.  Queuing Analysis


Elements of Waiting Line Analysis


The Single-Server Waiting Line System


Undefined and Constant Service times


Finite Queue Length


Finite Calling Population


The Multiple-Server Waiting Line


Additional Types of Queuing Systems


14.  Simulation


The Monte Carlo Process


Computer Simulation with Excel Spreadsheets


Simulation of a Queuing System


Continuous Probability Distributions


Statistical Analysis of Simulation Results


Crystal Ball


Verification of the Simulation Model


Areas of Simulation Application


15.  Forecasting


Forecasting Components


Time Series Methods


Forecast Accuracy


Time Series Forecasting Using Excel


Time Series Forecasting Using QM for Windows


Regression Methods


16.  Inventory Management


Elements of Inventory Management


Inventory Control Systems


Economic Order Quantity Models


The Basic EOQ Model


The EOQ Model with Noninstantaneous Receipt


The EOQ Model with Shortages


EOQ Analysis with QM for Windows


EOQ Analysis with Excel and Excel QM   


Quantity Discounts


Reorder Point


Determining Safety Stocks Using Service Levels


Order Quantity for a Periodic Inventory System        


Appendix A


Normal Table


Chi-Square Table


Appendix B


Setting Up and Editing a Spreadsheet


Appendix C


The Poisson and Exponential Distributions


Solutions to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems







Photo Credits


CD-ROM Modules



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