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OR at work : practical experiences of operational research

Author: Leonard Fortuin; Paul van Beek; L N van Wassenhove
Publisher: London : Taylor & Francis, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Complete with case studies, this work is concerned with the problems of Operational Research OR. A variety of application areas such as industry, service, agriculture and health care are featured to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Fortuin; Paul van Beek; L N van Wassenhove
ISBN: 0748404554 9780748404551 0748404562 9780748404568
OCLC Number: 35208369
Description: xiv, 359 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Design of a fast step-and-scan wafer stepper; configuation of telephone exchanges; stock control of finished goods in a pharmaceutical company; cutting problems in a production planning environment; operations research supports maintenance decision making; shopfloor planning and control for small batch parts manufacturing; production planning in the fodder industry; operations research methods and their application within the HOT II system of computer aided planning for public transport; planning the size and organization of KLM's aircraft maintenance personnel; strategic and tactical planning in joint production industries - a practical application of linear programming; the use of simulation in the design of a production system for liquid crystal displays; decision support of asset-liability management; a chain model for potted plants; reoperations in pateints with possibly defective artificial heat valves - the Bjork-Shiley dilemma; OR and the environment - a fruitful combination; crisis? what crisis? four decades of debate on Operational Research; what the cases don't tell us; epilogue; who's who.
Responsibility: edited by Leonard Fortuin, Paul van Beek and Luk van Wassenhove.

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