For undergraduate courses in Management Science.
A logical, step-by-step approach to complex problem-solving
Using simple, straightforward examples to present complex mathematical concepts, Introduction to Management Science gives students a strong foundation in how to logically approach decision-making problems. Sample problems are used liberally throughout the text to facilitate the learning process and demonstrate different quantitative techniques. Management Science presents modeling techniques that are used extensively in the business world and provides a useful framework for problem-solving that students can apply in the workplace.
The Twelfth Edition focuses on the latest technological advances used by businesses and organizations for solving problems and leverages the latest versions of Excel 2013, Excel QM, TreePlan, Crystal Ball, Microsoft Project 2010, and QM for Windows.
Preface 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 Simulation Forecasting Inventory Management Appendix A: Normal and Chi-Square Tables Appendix B: Setting Up and Editing a Spreadsheet Site Modules Appendix C: The Poisson and Exponential Distributions Solutions to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems Glossary Index The following items can be found on the Companion Website that accompanies this text: Website Modules Module A: The Simplex Solution Method Module B: Transportation and Assignment Solution Methods Module C: Integer Programming: The Branch and Bound Method Module D: Nonlinear Programming Solution Techniques Module E: Game Theory Module F: Markov Analysis