Applied Operational Research with SAS  book cover
1st Edition

Applied Operational Research with SAS

ISBN 9780367576813
Published June 30, 2020 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
284 Pages

SAVE ~ $10.99
was $54.95
USD $43.96

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Operational Research, Algorithms, and Methods. Transportation Models. Network Models. Project Scheduling. Layout Decision. Traveling Salesman Problem. Printed Circuit Board Production Planning. Multiple-Criteria Decision Making. Decision Making and Efficiency Measurement. Appendices. References. Index.

View More



Ali Emrouznejad is a reader in the Operations & Information Management Group at Aston Business School. Dr. Emrouznejad is a senior editor and one of the founding members of the Data Envelopment Analysis Journal and an associate editor of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics. He is also co-founder of Performance Improvement Management Software (PIM-DEA) and maintains a website for DEA users at He earned a Ph.D. in operational research and systems from Warwick Business School. His research interests include performance measurement and management, efficiency and productivity analysis, and data mining.

William Ho is the BAM course director and a senior lecturer in the Operations & Information Management Group at Aston Business School. Dr. Ho is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and an associate editor of OR Insights. He earned a Ph.D. in operations research from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests include supply chain management, transportation and logistics management, production and operations management, and operations research.

Support Material