Class Schedule

Exam 1: September 24

Exam 2: October 29

Final Exam: December 10

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?
- Reading: What is Management Science?
- Vocabulary: decision variables, objective function, constraints, optimal solution, etc.
- Handout #2: Assignment 1
- Assigned exercise: "Constraints" for a party

- Due:
- Exercise and reading assigned on August 20
- Get a textbook reference
- Email article information for Assignment #1

- Use of Management Science at the Democratic Convention
a linear programming model**Creating**- Assigned exercise: A manufacturing company

- Exercise due:
a linear programming model**Solving**- Handout #3: Assignment 2
- Examples of memos shown

- Assignment 2 due
- Reading due: What Keeps a Bottom
Line Healthy?
- You may need to complete the
*free*registration in order to download this article

- You may need to complete the
- Solving a linear programming model with STORM
- Shadow Price
- Handout #4: Assignment 3

- Assignment 3 due
- Slack and Surplus
- Slack in a linear programming model: A Machine Shop
- Surplus in a linear programming model: Fertilizing a field
- Both slack and surplus in a linear programming model: Beach Bum Publishing

- Exam question and answer time ..
*Come with your questions!* - Handout #5:
Exercise
- Complete questions 1,2,3. (Questions 4 through 13 will be covered after the exam, so save this handout.)

- Exam I

- Sensitivity Analysis
- Handout #6: Sensitivity Analysis & Parametric Analysis
*(this handout is not available on web)*

- Handout #6: Sensitivity Analysis & Parametric Analysis
- Handout #7: Assignment 4
- Answers to problems on handout #5

- Assignment 4 due
- Simplex
- Handout #8: The Simplex method

- Handout #9: Assignment 5

- Simplex, continued
- working with >= constraints (artificial variables)
- working with Zmin

- Handout #10: Simplex minimization problem
*(this handout is not available on the web)* - Integer Linear Programming

- Assignment 5 due
- Project Scheduling: PERT/CPM
- PERT/CPM examples
- Handout #11
- Handout #12

*(these handouts are not available on the web)* - Handout #13: Assignment 6
*(this handout is not available on the web)*

- Exercises due: Handouts #11 and #12
- PERT/CPM, continued
- Exam II

- Assignment 6 due
- PERT/CPM.. project crashing
- Assignment & Transportation Models
- Network Models
- Information for Assignment 7
- Work in teams of two
- 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

- Presentation:

- Inventory Models
- Carpet Discount Store

- Another inventory problem: Hayes Electronics
- "special cases"
- wrap-up

- No class: Thanksgiving holiday

- Presentations for Assignment 7

- Final Exam -- begins at 6:30 (until 9:00)