Class Schedule

August 20

- Handout #1: Course Policies
- What is Management Science (Operations Research): Why is it done? When is it done? When and why was it conceived?

- Handout #2: Assignment 1
- Reading due: What is OR/MS?
- Vocabulary: decision variables, objective function, constraints, optimal solution, etc.
- Exercise: Constraints for a party

a linear programming model**Creating**

- Article information for Assignment #1 due
a linear programming model, continued**Creating**

- No class

a linear programming model**Solving**

- Reading due: What Keeps a Bottom
Line Healthy?
- You will need to complete the
*free*registration in order to download this article (see left side of screen)

- You will need to complete the
- A farmer
- Solving a linear programming model with STORM
- Handout #3: Assignment 2

- Shadow Price

- No class: Dr. Manns will be away at a conference

- Assignment 2 due
- Handout #4: Assignment 3
- Slack and Surplus
- Slack in a linear programming model: Aspen Pottery Company
- Surplus in a linear programming model: Fertilizing a field

- Both slack and surplus in a linear programming model:
- Review for exam --
*Bring your questions!*

- Exam I

- Assignment 3 due
- Sensitivity Analysis and Parametric Analysis
- Handout #5: Sensitivity Analysis and Parametric Analysis (This handout is available in printed form only)

- Handout #6: Assignment 4

- Sensitivity Analysis and Parametric Analysis, continued
- Handout #7
- Handout #7B

- Fall Break

- Sensitivity Analysis and Parametric Analysis, continued

- Assignment 4 due
- Simplex
- Handout #8: The Simplex Method
- Handout #9: Assignment 5

- Simplex:
- Handout #10 (not on the web; available in hardcopy only)
- minimization objective function
- greater than constraint

- Integer Linear Programming

- Project Scheduling: PERT/CPM

- Assignment 5 due
- Project Scheduling: PERT/CPM, continued
- Handout #11: PERT/CPM with time estimates (not on the web; available in hardcopy only)

- Handout #12: Assignment 6 (not on the web; available in hardcopy only)

- Project Scheduling: PERT/CPM, continued

- Exam II

- Network Models

- Assignment 6 due
- Transportation and Assignment Models

- Information for Assignment 7
- Work in teams of two or three
- 40 points
- Create a problem that makes use of two modeling techniques
- Present to the client in presentation and written form
- Presentation:
- Dress accordingly
- Time: no longer than 8 minutes
- Client may interrupt and ask questions
*during*the presentation - One team member should load slides before class so client does not have to wait between presentations

- Prepare an appropriate written report for the client

- Inventory Models

- Inventory Models, continued
- Inventory Problem

- Time to work with your team on Assignment 7 (Dr. Manns will be in her office)

- Presentations for Assignment 7
- Josh, Troy, Kathryn
- Alan, Alex
- Gavan, Daniel
- John, Thomas, Allan
- Jana, Zhanna

Friday, December 7th, __8:00am__

- Final Exam