Class Schedule

January 14

- 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

January 21

- Due:
- Exercise and reading (see above)
- Do you have your textbook reference?
- Email article information for Assignment #1

a linear programming model**Creating**

- A machine shop
- An electrical manufacturer
- A brokerage firm
- Assigned exercise: A manufacturing company

- Exercise due:
- A manufacturing company

- A brewery
- Use of Management Science at a political convention

a linear programming model**Solving**

- 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
- Herb Gardener
- Handout #3: Assignment 2

- Happy Groundhog Day!
- Examples of memos (for assignments) shown
- Solving a linear programming model with STORM

- Shadow Price

- Assignment #2 due
- Handout #4: Assignment 3

- Time to work on Assignment 3

- 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

- Assignment #3 due
- Handout: Exercise
- Exam question and answer time .. Bring your questions to class

- Exam I

- Sensitivity Analysis

- Sensitivity Analysis
- Handout: Assignment 4

- Sensitivity Analysis

- TBA

- Sensitivity Analysis

- Networks

- Assignment 4 due
- Transportation and Assignment
- Handout: Assignment 5

- TBA

March 16

- SIMPLEX

- SIMPLEX

- Assignment 5 due
- TBA

- SIMPLEX

- SIMPLEX

- Integer Linear Programming

- Exam II

- PERT/CPM

- PERT/CPM

- PERT/CPM

- PERT/CPM

- Assignment 6 due
- Inventory Models
- Carpet Discount Store

- Another inventory problem: Hayes Electronics

- Inventory models, continued

- No class

- Inventory models, continued

- "special cases"

- wrap-up

- TBA

- TBA

- final project presentations

- final project presentations

- Final Exam