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Mathematical Modeling for Business Analytics

William P. Fox
December 20, 2017

Mathematical Modeling for Business Analytics is written for decision makers at all levels. This book presents the latest tools and techniques available to help in the decision process. The interpretation and explanation of the results are crucial to understanding the strengths and limitations of...

Supply Chain Management Models: Forward, Reverse, Uncertain, and Intelligent Foundations with Case Studies

Hamed Fazlollahtabar
December 13, 2017

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a wide field in which several specialties are included. In general, operations and production management players use SCM to organize the problems and analyze the solution approaches. Due to these points, a reference which can encompass a range of problems and their...

Multiple Criteria Decision Making Applications in Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing and Product Recovery

Surendra M. Gupta, Mehmet Ali Ilgin
October 16, 2017

In order to ensure environmentally responsible production and disposal of products, local governments are imposing stricter environmental regulations, some of which even require manufacturers to take back their products at the end of the product's useful life. These government regulations, together...

Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process

Ali Emrouznejad, William Ho
September 19, 2017

This book is the first in the literature to present the state of the art and some interesting and relevant applications of the Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP). The AHP is a conceptually and mathematically simple, easily implementable, yet extremely powerful tool for group decision making...

Supply Chain Management and Logistics: Innovative Strategies and Practical Solutions

Zhe Liang, Wanpracha Art Chaovalitwongse, Leyuan Shi
August 30, 2017

Designed by practitioners for practitioners, Supply Chain Management and Logistics: Innovative Strategies and Practical Solutions provides a wide-spectrum resource on many different aspects involved in supply chain management, including contemporary applications. With contributions from leading...

Introduction to Linear Programming with MATLAB

Shashi Kant Mishra, Bhagwat Ram
August 23, 2017

This book is based on the lecture notes of the author delivered to the students at the Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, India.  It covers simplex, revised simplex, two-phase method, duality, dual simplex, complementary slackness, transportation and assignment problems with good...

New Concepts and Trends of Hybrid Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng, Kao-Yi Shen
August 16, 2017

When people or computers need to make a decision, typically multiple conflicting criteria need to be evaluated; for example, when we buy a car, we need to consider safety, cost and comfort. Multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) has been researched for decades. Now as the rising trend of big-data...

Big Data Analytics Using Multiple Criteria Decision-Making Models

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, Muthu Mathirajan, A. Ravi Ravindran
July 11, 2017

Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) is a subfield of Operations Research, dealing with decision making problems. A decision-making problem is characterized by the need to choose one or a few among a number of alternatives. The field of MCDM assumes special importance in this era of Big Data...

Optimality Conditions in Convex Optimization: A Finite-Dimensional View

Anulekha Dhara, Joydeep Dutta
May 31, 2017

Optimality Conditions in Convex Optimization explores an important and central issue in the field of convex optimization: optimality conditions. It brings together the most important and recent results in this area that have been scattered in the literature—notably in the area of convex...

Freight Transport and Distribution: Concepts and Optimisation Models

Tolga Bektas
May 25, 2017

This book serves as a primer on freight transportation and logistics, providing a general and broad coverage of concepts, mathematical models and methodologies available for freight transportation planning at strategic, tactical and operational levels. It is aimed at graduate students, and is also...

Decentralized Control and Filtering in Interconnected Dynamical Systems

Magdi S. Mahmoud
May 22, 2017

Based on the many approaches available for dealing with large-scale systems (LSS), Decentralized Control and Filtering in Interconnected Dynamical Systems supplies a rigorous framework for studying the analysis, stability, and control problems of LSS. Providing an overall assessment of LSS theories...

Project Management Tools and Techniques: A Practical Guide

Deborah Sater Carstens, Gary L. Richardson, Ronald B. Smith
March 30, 2017

A combination of art and skill that results in the balancing of project objectives against restraints of time, budget, and quality, effective project management requires skill and experience as well as many tools and techniques. Project Management Tools and Techniques: A Practical Guide describes...