Class Schedule

- Chapter 1
- What is Management Science (Operations Research): Why is it done? When is it done? When and why was it conceived?
- Vocabulary: decision variables, objective function, constraints, optimal solution, etc.
- Creating a linear programming model
- Machine Shop
- Handout #2: Assignment 1

- Snow Day!

- Chapter 2
- Linear Programming
- Creating a linear programming model, continued
- Class Exercises
- An electrical manufacturer
- A brewery
- Island Publishing
- Assigned as take-home exercises:

- Chapter 2, continued
- Review two take-home exercises (from January 28)
- Solving a linear programming model
- Handout #3: Assignment 2

- Finish the "A farmer" exercise (graph assigned, due today)
- Graph the Island Publishing exercise (linear programming model created in class on Jan. 28)
- Reading due: What Keeps a Bottom Line Healthy?

- Assignment 2 due
- Handout #4: Assignment 3
- Using STORM software to solve linear programming models
- Slack, Surplus, Shadow Price

- Assignment 3 due
- Sensitivity Analysis & Parametric Analysis, continued
- Exercise: Handout #6, (Answers to Handout #6)

- Exam 1

- Chapter 8: Integer Linear Programming
- Class Exercises:
- Handout #7: Assignment 4

- Chapter 5: Simplex
- Handout #8: The Simplex Method (for maximization problems)

- Chapter 5: Simplex, continued
- Handout #8, continued

- Assignment 4 due
- Chapter 5: Simplex, continued
- Handout #9: Simplex (for minimization problems) -- this handout is not available on the web

- "Special Cases"
- Handout #10: Assignment 5

March 18

- Chapter 7: Transportation Models

- Assignment 5 due
- Chapter 7: Assignment Models
- Handout #11: Assignment 6

- Chapter 9: Network Models

- Review: Bring your questions!

- Exam 2

- Chapter 10: Project Scheduling: PERT/CPM

- No class (Dr. Manns is attending a research workshop)

- Snow!

- Project Scheduling: PERT/CPM, continued
- Handout #12: Another PERT/CPM example (this handout is not available on the web)
- Handout #13: And yet another PERT/CPM example (this handout is not available on the web)
- Assignment 7 explained:
- Complete #18 in text page 471 (copies available upon request)
- Due: April 24
- 20 points
- Same requirements as all other assignments (such as: include an executive summary, may work in a team of 2, etc. etc. etc.)

- Complete #18 in text page 471 (copies available upon request)

- PERT/CPM, continued

- PERT/CPM, continued
- Project crashing

- Chapter 11: Inventory Management
- The basic EOQ model

- Assignment #8 explained:
- details will be given in class
__must__be done in teams of 2- 25 points
- written
*and*presentation in class (presentation time <= 10 minutes) - DUE: May 6 or 8 (due dates will be picked out of a "hat" in class today)

- Inventory Management, continued

- Inventory Management, continued
- The EOQ model with noninstantaneous receipt
- Carpet Discount (exercise 2)

- Final project (assignment #8) presentations

- Final project presentations, continued

- Final Exam