Applied Operational Research with SAS

Ali Emrouznejad, William Ho

December 13, 2011 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 284 Pages - 151 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439841303 - CAT# K11920

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  • Presents the principles behind PROC OPTMODEL and other SAS procedures
  • Covers the algorithms and, including assembly line balancing, traveling salesman, critical path analysis, and logistics distribution
  • Illustrates the transformation of the minimax-type formu methods for linear programming, integer linear programming, and goal programming models
  • Provides practical examples of OR problemslation into a minimization-type formulation
  • Demonstrates the use of SAS in multiple criteria decision making and performance measurement, including analytical hierarchy process and data envelopment analysis


Using a wide range of operational research (OR) optimization examples, Applied Operational Research with SAS demonstrates how the OR procedures in SAS work. The book is one of the first to extensively cover the application of SAS procedures to OR problems, such as single criterion optimization, project management decisions, printed circuit board assembly, and multiple criteria decision making.

The text begins with the algorithms and methods for linear programming, integer linear programming, and goal programming models. It then describes the principles of several OR procedures in SAS. Subsequent chapters explain how to use these procedures to solve various types of OR problems. Each of these chapters describes the concept of an OR problem, presents an example of the problem, and discusses the specific procedure and its macros for the optimal solution of the problem. The macros include data handling, model building, and report writing.

While primarily designed for SAS users in OR and marketing analytics, the book can also be used by readers interested in mathematical modeling techniques. By formulating the OR problems as mathematical models, the authors show how SAS can solve a variety of optimization problems.