Class Schedule

Exam 1: September 26

Exam 2: November 7

Final Exam: December 5

August 22

- 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 OR/MS?
- Vocabulary: decision variables, objective function, constraints, optimal solution, etc.
- Handout #2: Assignment 1
- Assigned exercise: "Constraints" for a party

- Exercise due
- Articles for Assignment #1 due
a linear programming model**Creating**

- Exercise due: A manufacturing company
a linear programming model**Solving**- Handout #3: Assignment 2

- Assignment 2 due
- 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
- 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: Aspen Pottery Company
- Surplus in a linear programming model: Fertilizing a field
- Both slack and surplus in a linear programming model: Island Publishing

**Reminder**: Read the assigned reading for September 12th- Exam question and answer time ..
*Come with your questions!*

- Exam I

- Sensitivity Analysis
- Handout #5: Sensitivity Analysis & Parametric Analysis
*(this handout is not available on web)*

- Handout #5: Sensitivity Analysis & Parametric Analysis
- Handout #6: Assignment 4

October 17

- Assignment 4 due
- Simplex
- Handout #7: The Simplex method

- Handout #8: Assignment 5

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

- Handout #9: 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 #10
- Handout #11

*(these handouts are not available on the web)* - Handout #12: Assignment 6

- Exercises due: Handouts #10 and #11
- 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 or three
- 45 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
- Food will be served!

- Inventory Models
- Carpet Discount Store
- Hayes Electronics

- Assignment 7 presentations

- Final Exam