International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Case Studies in Operations Research

Applications of Optimal Decision Making

Editors: Murty, Katta G (Ed.)

  • Presents a broad range of case studies suitable for modeling courses for OR students
  • Additional materials posted on the book's Springer.com webpage to allow students to solve problems using the case studies
  • Contributing authors among the most prominent in the field
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About this Textbook

This textbook is comprised of detailed case studies covering challenging real world applications of OR techniques. Among the overall goals of the book is to provide readers with descriptions of the history and other background information on a variety of industries, service or other organizations in which decision making is an important component of their daily operations. The book considers all methods of optimum decision making in order to improve performances. It also compares possible solutions obtained by different approaches, concluding with a recommendation of the best among them for implementation. By exposing students to a variety of applications in a variety of areas and explaining how they can be modeled and solved, the book helps students develop the skills needed for modeling and solving problems that they may face in the workplace.

Each chapter of "Case Studies in Operations Research: Applications of Optimal Decision Making" also includes additional data provided on the book’s website on Springer.com. These files contain a brief description of the area of application, the problem and the required outputs. Also provided are links to access all the data in the problem. Finally there are project exercises for students to practice what they have learnt in the chapter, which can also be used by instructors as project assignments in their courses.

About the authors

Katta G. Murty teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in linear, integer and non-linear programming and network flows. His recent research includes studies in mathematical programming and its applications as well as research on optimization algorithms. He is the author of five books on linear and non-linear programming and network flows, and an undergraduate text on Operations Research-Deterministic Optimization Models.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Intelligent Modeling Essential to Get Good Results: Container Storage Inside a Container Terminal

    Murty, Katta G.

    Pages 1-15

  • Diesel Locomotive Fueling Problem (LFP) in Railroad Operations

    Nag, Bodhibrata (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • Organizing National Elections in India to Elect the 543 Members of the Lok Sabha

    Nag, Bodhibrata (et al.)

    Pages 35-60

  • Procurement, Production and Marketing at Supply-Driven Milk and Milk Products Cooperative

    Palsule-Desai, Omkar D. (et al.)

    Pages 61-81

  • DSS (Decision Support System) for Allocating Appointment Times to Calling Patients at a Medical Facility

    Alaeddini, Adel (et al.)

    Pages 83-109

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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1006-9
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Softcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4355-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Case Studies in Operations Research
Book Subtitle
Applications of Optimal Decision Making
Editors
  • Katta G Murty
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
212
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1006-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4355-5
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 543
Number of Illustrations and Tables
70 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour
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