Quantitative Methods Software

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QuantMethods, Jan 15, 2004 - Business & Economics
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QMS is a comprehensive set of quantitative decision making tools for academic, business, and scientific use. It solves models for most aspects of quantitative methods modeling and decision analysis, including linear programming, mixed-integer linear programming, assignment and transportation models, various network and forecasting models, inventory and production models and dynamic programming models. QMS also contains modules to solve production planning, decision theory, queuing systems, finite Markov chains, learning curves and standard simulation models. In short, QMS is the perfect supplement for students and practitioners in the Operations Research and Management Science disciplines.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
LINEAR PROGRAMMING
11
INTEGER LINEAR PROGRAMMING
23
THE TRANSPORTATION MODEL
30
THE ASSIGNMENT MODEL
43
NETWORK MODELS
51
FORECASTING
85
INVENTORY AND PRODUCTION MODELS
96
LEARNING CURVES
111
DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING
119
DECISION ANALYSIS
137
WAITING LINES QUEUES
148
SIMULATION
154
MARKOV ANALYSIS
165
CAPACITY MANAGEMENT MODELS
175
SITE LOCATION MODEL
179

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About the author (2004)

William is Professor of Management Science in Alcorn State University's MBA Program at Natchez, MS. His PhD is from The University of Florida, and he is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in Industrial Engineering. He is a past President of the Southwest Region of the Decision Science Institute, and a recipient of the Distinguished Service and Outstanding Educator Awards, as well as a 30+ year member of the national DSI. He also a member of INFORMS. He has authored numerous articles in professional journals and presented over 100 papers at national and regional professional meetings. He is coauthor of several texts in Management Science and Quantitative Methods, as well as the DSS and QMS software packages. His interests include sailing and a life-long pursuit of a single digit golf handicap.

Randy has been a programmer in the real world since 1985. He has enjoyed everything from COBOL on the mainframe to Java on the Internet. The first 15 years of his career were spent growing up at EDS. The last few years he has bounced around seeing what the outside world (outside of EDS that is) is like. Randy is a Sun Certified Java Programmer who has developed Internet solutions in Java for the Life Insurance Industry, Interactive Billing Solutions, the Food, Beverage, and Dairy Industries, and Customer Relationship Management. Randy graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration - Data Processing and Analysis in 1985.

Mark leads Product Management at Aurum Technology. He is responsible for the strategy and positioning of Aurum product offerings for the financial institution industry. Mark spent 17 years at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in a variety of capacities including delivery executive for Interactive Billing Solutions and for Electronic Banking. Mark graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Business Administration - Systems Analysis in 1983.

Ned has been a bit twiddler for the past quarter century. He has even been paid to do it for nearly eight tenths of that time. His work has included development of large-scale distributed databases, statistical analysis and visualization of semiconductor manufacturing test data, content syndication over the Internet, and a program to create bootable floppy disks from bootable cassette tapes for Atari 400 and Atari 800 microcomputer programs. The really amazing thing is that QMS has finally provided him with the opportunity to apply what he learned in earning his BBA over twenty years ago.

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