An Introduction to Management Science: A Quantitative Approach to Decision Making

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Cengage Learning, Apr 19, 2007 - Business & Economics - 900 pages
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Learn today's management science concepts and techniques--and how they will benefit you in the classroom and business world beyond--with the definitive leader in management science, INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE: A QUANTITATIVE APPROACH TO DECISION MAKING, 12E. The latest edition of this leading text blends a readable style with a wealth of examples that demonstrate how businesses throughout the world use management science techniques to further their success. Proven, realistic problems help strengthen critical problem-solving skills, while numerous self-test exercises with complete solutions allow you to immediately check your personal understanding of the material. Every new edition now includes the highly respected LINGO 10 software that is integrated with text problems to help you develop the skills to use this, Excel, and many other valuable software packages to resolve management science problems. This edition now places greater emphasis on the applications of management science and use of computer software with less focus on algorithms. Much of the algorithm coverage as well as Excel templates and add-in software, and the user-friendly Management Scientist software are available on the text's accompanying Student CD. Trust INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 12E to introduce the management science skills you need now and into the future with clarity you can understand and practicality you can immediately apply.
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David R. Anderson is Professor Emeritus of Quantitative Analysis in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, he earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University. Dr. Anderson has served as Head of the Department of Quantitative Analysis and Operations Management and as Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration. In addition, he has been the coordinator of the College's first Executive Program. At the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Anderson has taught introductory statistics for business students as well as graduate-level courses in regression analysis, multivariate analysis, and management science. He has also taught statistical courses at the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. He has been honored with nominations and awards for excellence in teaching and excellence in service to student organizations. Dr. Anderson has coauthored 10 textbooks in the areas of statistics, management science, linear programming, and production and operations management. He is an active consultant in the field of sampling and statistical methods.

Dennis J. Sweeney is Professor Emeritus of Quantitative Analysis and Founder of the Center for Productivity Improvement at the University of Cincinnati. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he earned a B.S.B.A. degree from Drake University and his M.B.A. and D.B.A. degrees from Indiana University, where he was an NDEA Fellow. During 1978-1979, Dr. Sweeney worked in the management science group at Procter & Gamble and from 1981-1982, he was a visiting professor at Duke University. Dr. Sweeney served as Head of the Department of Quantitative Analysis and as Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati. He has published more than 30 articles and monographs in the areas of management science and statistics. The National Science Foundation, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Federated Department Stores, Kroger, and Cincinnati Gas & Electric have funded his research, which has been published in Management Science, Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, Decision Sciences, and other journals. Dr. Sweeney has coauthored 10 textbooks in the areas of statistics, management science, linear programming, and production and operations management.

Thomas A. Williams is Professor Emeritus of Management Science in the College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. Born in Elmira, New York, he earned his B.S. degree at Clarkson University. He did his graduate work at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Before joining the College of Business at RIT, Dr. Williams served for seven years as a faculty member in the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati, where he developed the undergraduate program in Information Systems and then served as its coordinator. At RIT he was the first chairman of the Decision Sciences Department. He teaches courses in management science and statistics, as well as graduate courses in regression and decision analysis. Dr. Williams is the coauthor of 11 textbooks in the areas of management science, statistics, production and operations management, and mathematics. He has been a consultant for numerous Fortune 500 companies and has worked on projects ranging from the use of data analysis to the development of large-scale regression models.

Dr. Kipp Martin is Professor of Operations Research and Computing Technology at the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago. Born in St. Bernard, Ohio, he earned a B.A. in Mathematics, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Cincinnati. While at the University of Chicago, Professor Martin has taught courses in Management Science, Operations Management, Business Mathematics, and Information Systems. Research interests include incorporating Web technologies such as XML, XSLT, XQuery, and Web Services into the mathematical modeling process; the theory of how to construct good mixed integer linear programming models; symbolic optimization; polyhedral combinatorics; methods for large scale optimization; bundle pricing models; computing technology and database theory. Dr. Martin has published in INFORMS Journal of Computing, Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Operations Research, The Journal of Accounting Research, and other professional journals. He is also the author of The Essential Guide to Internet Business Technology (with Gail Honda) and Large Scale Linear and Integer Optimization.

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