The third edition of this well-organized and comprehensive text continues to provide an in-depth coverage of the theory and applications of operations research. It emphasizes the role of operations research not only as an effective decision-making tool, but also as an essential productivity improvement tool to deal with real-world management problems. In the growing field of analytics, this text serves to have thorough understanding of the Operations Models that form constituents of the model base, which is a component of Decision Support System.
This edition includes new carefully designed numerical examples that help in understanding complex mathematical concepts better. The book is an easy read, explaining the basics of operations research and discussing various optimization techniques such as • Overview of operations research • Queuing theory • Linear programming • Project management • Transportation problem • Decision theory • Assignment problem • Game theory • Network techniques • Production scheduling • Integer programming • Goal programming • Inventory control • Parametric linear programming • Dynamic programming • Nonlinear programming
NEW TO THIS EDITION
• Inclusion of more mathematical models in Chapter 2.
• Incorporation of case studies in all the chapters to test the understanding, analysis, and provision solution for implementation of the concerned Operation Research techniques.
• Introduction of a topic on ABC analysis in Chapter 7.
• Access to Multiple Choice Questions with keys for each of the chapters as online resource materials. Visit: https://www.phindia.com/operations_research_panneerselvam
This book, with numerous pedagogical features, would be eminently suitable as a text for students of engineering, B.E/B.Tech (in specific mechanical, production, and industrial engineering), mathematics, statistics, and postgraduate students of management (MBA), industrial engineering and production engineering, data analytics, commerce, and computer applications (MCA).