OR At Work: Case Studies On The Application Of OR In Industry, Service, Agriculture And health care, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

OR At Work

Case Studies On The Application Of OR In Industry, Service, Agriculture And health care, 1st Edition

By Leonard Fortuin, P vanBeek, L vanWasenhove

CRC Press

359 pages

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pub: 1996-06-19
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Complete with case studies, this work is concerned with the problems of Operational Research OR. A variety of application areas such as industry, service, agriculture and health care are featured to show the variety of OR.

Table of Contents

Design of a fast step-and-scan wafer stepper; configuation of telephone exchanges; stock control of finished goods in a pharmaceutical company; cutting problems in a production planning environment; operations research supports maintenance decision making; shopfloor planning and control for small batch parts manufacturing; production planning in the fodder industry; operations research methods and their application within the HOT II system of computer aided planning for public transport; planning the size and organization of KLM's aircraft maintenance personnel; strategic and tactical planning in joint production industries - a practical application of linear programming; the use of simulation in the design of a production system for liquid crystal displays; decision support of asset-liability management; a chain model for potted plants; reoperations in pateints with possibly defective artificial heat valves - the Bjork-Shiley dilemma; OR and the environment - a fruitful combination; crisis? what crisis? four decades of debate on Operational Research; what the cases don't tell us; epilogue; who's who.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED035000
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TEC020000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Manufacturing