Introduction to Operations Research

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Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)

Abstract

In its first section, this introductory chapter first introduces operations research as a discipline. It defines its function and then traces its roots to its beginnings. The second section highlights some of the main elements of operations research and discusses a number of potential difficulties and pitfalls. Finally, the third section of this chapter suggests an eight-step procedure for the modeling process.

Keywords

Decision Maker Operation Research Profit Function Temporary Employee Economic Order Quantity 
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Reference

  1. Gass SI, Assad AA (2005) An annotated timeline of operations research: an informal history. Kluwer Academic, New YorkGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Business AdministrationUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada
  2. 2.Deptartment of Industrial EngineeringDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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