Class Schedule

Exam 1: Exam 2:

January 12

- 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
- Vocabulary: decision variables, objective function, constraints, optimal solution, etc.

a linear programming model**Creating**- Beaver Creek Pottery Company
- A machine shop (assigned exercise)

a linear programming model, continued**Creating**- An electrical manufacturer
- A brokerage firm
- A brewery
- A manufacturing company (assigned exercise)

- Handout #3: Assignment 2
a linear programming model**Solving**- Beaver Creek Pottery Company
- A farmer (assigned exercise)

a linear programming model, continued**Solving**- Island Publishing

- Time to work on Assignment #2 and to do the reading due on February 2.

- Reading due: What Keeps a Bottom Line Healthy?
- Assignment 2 due
- Solving a linear programming model with STORM
- Handout #4: Assignment 3

- Shadow Price

- Slack and Surplus
- Slack in a linear programming model: Beaver Creek Pottery Company
- Surplus in a linear programming model: Fertilizing a field

- Assignment 3 due
- Both slack and surplus in a linear programming model: Island Publishing
- Exam question and answer time .. Come with your questions!

February 14

- Exam I

February 18

- Sensitivity Analysis
- Handout #5: Sensitivity Analysis & Parametric Programming (handout not available on the web)

- Parametric Programming Analysis
- Handout #5, continued

- Sensitivity Analysis & Parametric Programming Analysis, continued
- Running a Sensitivity Analysis & Parametric Programming Analysis with STORM

February 28

- Simplex

- Assignment 4 due
- Simplex, continued
- Handout #9: Assignment 5

- Simplex, continued
- Handout #10: Simplex Minimization Problem (with >= constraints) -- this handout is not available on the web

- Chapter 8 in
*An Introduction to Management Science* - Integer Linear Programming

October 26

- No class -- can study for exam and work on Assignment 5

- Exam II

- Assignment 5 due
- Chapter 10 in
*An Introduction to Management Science* - Project Scheduling: PERT/CPM

- PERT/CPM, continued
- Handout #10: Assignment 6 (Sorry, I accidentally printed two different handouts with #10 on them. This handout is not available on the web.)
- Handout #11: PERT/CPM with time estimates (This handout is not available on the web.)

- PERT/CPM, continued

- Chapter 9 in
*An Introduction to Management Science* - Network Models

- Assignment 6 due
- Details given about Assignment 7 (Final Project)
- Due Nov. 30 or Dec. 2
- Work in a team of two
- 55 points
- Make use of at least two modeling techniques
- Presentation to the client is important! Dress and act accordingly. Expect the client to ask questions during the presentation.
- Prepare an appropriate report for the client.

- Chapter 11 in
*An Introduction to Management Science* - Inventory Models

- Assignment & Transportation models (Chapter 7 in
*An Introduction to Management Science*)

- Time to work in a group on your final project

- Final Project (Assignment 7) Presentations
- Sharon & Rob
- Matthew & Jennifer
- Anisha & Brett
- Sheila & Rebecca

- Questions & Answer time for Final Exam

- Final Project (Assignment 7) Presentations
- Ben & David
- Irene & Mayumi
- Robert & Jessica
- Brad & Eric

- Senior Project Presentation: Erica Manning

- Final Exam