Introduction to Management Science and Student CD Package (8th Edition)

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9780131050525: Introduction to Management Science and Student CD Package (8th Edition)

The objective of this management science book is to help the reader solve the decision-making problems that confront managers in both the public and private sectors. It demonstrates the use of mathematical models to solve these problems, and provides numerous examples and illustrations to help the reader easily understand the material presented. Its concentration on computer solutions with Excel spreadsheets allows the reader to focus on the newest technological tools. Topics covered in this comprehensive book are linear programming; integer programming; transportation, transshipment, and assignment problems; network flow models; project management; nonlinear programming; probability and statistics; decision analysis; queuing analysis; simulation; forecasting; and inventory management. With its comprehensive appendices and CD-ROM module examples, this book is an excellent reference work for managers that utilize modeling techniques to solve problems and make decisions.

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This widely-adopted introduction to the often mathematically rigorous techniques and applications of management science is designed to make the subject easy to understand, interesting -- and accessible -- for students with limited mathematical background or skills. Taylor focuses on management science not only as a collection of techniques and processes -- but as a philosophy and method for approaching problems in a logical manner -- a skill that is applicable across disciplines and endeavors -- in all types of jobs in all types of organizations. His perspective is contemporary, his approach is "hands-on," and his pedagogy is abundant, supportive, and user-friendly -- for students and instructors alike. Computer usage is interwoven in every chapter, and tutorials are provided in appendices. Comprehensive in coverage and flexible in organization, the text is designed to accommodate a broad range of management science course structures.

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This best-selling introduction to the techniques and applications of management science is designed to make the subject easy to understand, interesting, and accessible for readers with limited mathematical background or skills. The book focuses on management science not only as a collection of techniques and processes, but as a philosophy and method for approaching problems in a logical manner. Following a Òbegin-from-the-basicsÓ approach for all topics, this book provides comprehensive coverage and flexible organization but does not assume an understanding of the mathematical underpinnings of any topic on the part of the reader. Each short, easy-to-read chapter centers around simple, straightforward examples that demonstrate the fundamentals of the techniques and provide specific solution steps that can be applied to other situations. Demonstrates how management science techniques can improve efficiency and save money. It also interweaves computer usage throughout every chapter. The sixth edition of Introduction to Management Science has been revised to reflect the most up-to-date practices and techniques. It now includes a revised discussion on the modeling process and new discussions the Analytical Hierarchy Procedure (AHP) and Multiple Regression. It also includes Excel Spreadsheet Solutions, including Excel QM, Crystal Ball software, and TreePlan software. An essential reference book for every professional manager.ÿ

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