## Recent Developments in Operational ResearchThis volume brings out recent developments and current activity in different areas of operational research. The topics covered include the following major areas: mathematical programming, queuing theory, reliability and maintenance, inventory and production control, statistical methods, networks and sequencing, and information technology. Recent Developments in Operational Research will be of considerable value and interest to operational researchers, both theoreticians and practitioners, as well as a reference source for research workers. |

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### Contents

Effect of Overload and Repair Rate on Reliability | 5 |

A Paradox in a Fixed Charge Transportation Problem | 21 |

An Inventory Model Under Inflation for Stock Dependent | 45 |

Duality for Fractional MinMax Satisfaction | 51 |

Nonsmooth F pInvexity and Duality for Multiobjective | 61 |

Availability Analysis of a NonMarkovian System with | 73 |

A Heuristic Approach to the Ml Gil Queue with Generalized | 79 |

JIT and Its Application in Indian Industry | 89 |

Paths in a Protean Communication Network | 215 |

A Note on Quadratic Bilevel Programming | 227 |

Scheduling Multiple Batch Processors in a Steel Foundry | 235 |

Response Time in an AG1 Queueing System with | 249 |

On Second Order Symmetric Duality in Mathematical | 261 |

On Generalized Nonconvex Second Order Duality | 273 |

Numerical Solution of Optimal Control Problems with | 283 |

What is MondWeir Duality? | 297 |

Reengineering Quality Systems Through Information | 99 |

Availability Analysis of Butter Manufacturing | 109 |

An Inventory Model Under the Influence of Marketing | 117 |

Time Domain Regression Estimation of a Fractionally | 123 |

Heuristics for Scheduling in Flowshops to Minimize | 129 |

Second Order Mixed Symmetric and Self Duality | 137 |

Cost Analysis for Repairable Units Under Hybrid Warranty | 149 |

Mathematical Models for the Analysis of Nuclear | 167 |

Optimum Setting for a Parameter Operating Under Trend | 175 |

Some Comments on the Probabilistic Dynamic Inventory | 191 |

Aggregation of Opinions for System Selection Under Fuzzy | 197 |

Mathematical Models in Marketing Management | 305 |

Indicators of Information Revolution | 313 |

Modeling and Simulation of a Proposed HRC Loading | 327 |

A Bivariate Test for Two Sample Location Problem | 365 |

Permutation Polyhedra and Minimizing Flow Time | 377 |

Urban Transport Scene in India | 395 |

Use of the Robust Estimate of Scale | 403 |

Constrained Multiobjective Integer Programming Problem | 411 |

Stochastic Petri Nets and Their Applications to Performance | 421 |

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