OR at Work

OR at Work : Case Studies on the Application of OR in Industry, Service, Agriculture and Healthcare

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Operational Research (OR) is an applied discipline concerned with real-life problems and with people who need to deal with these problems. Mathematical tools play a role in the different stages of the problem solving process. Good descriptions of successful practice can give students as well as professionals and potential users (eg. managers) a clear picture of what OR is all about, how OR projects are typically conducted, what is expected of the project team members, and what can be reasonably expected from OR as one way of approaching a problem. Cases can and should give practitioners and users of OR a view on the richness of the discipline and its variety. The latter is a major objective of this book.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 359 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 680.39g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0748404554
  • 9780748404551

Table of contents

Design of a fast step-and-scan wafer stepper; configuation of telephone exchanges; stock control of finished goods in a pharmaceutical company; cutting problems in a production planning environment; operations research supports maintenance decision making; shopfloor planning and control for small batch parts manufacturing; production planning in the fodder industry; operations research methods and their application within the HOT II system of computer aided planning for public transport; planning the size and organization of KLM's aircraft maintenance personnel; strategic and tactical planning in joint production industries - a practical application of linear programming; the use of simulation in the design of a production system for liquid crystal displays; decision support of asset-liability management; a chain model for potted plants; reoperations in pateints with possibly defective artificial heat valves - the Bjork-Shiley dilemma; OR and the environment - a fruitful combination; crisis? what crisis? four decades of debate on Operational Research; what the cases don't tell us; epilogue; who's who.show more

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