Operations Research (OR) uses mathematical models and techniques to solve complex management problems. OR provides a quantitative analysis of the problem from which the management can make an objective decision. OR has drawn upon skills from mathematics, engineering, computer science, economics, and statistics to contribute to a wide variety of applications in business, industry, government, and military. OR methodologies and applications continue to grow and flourish in a number of decision making fields. The series will address this important and emerging area (computational or applied) and provide students, practitioners, and researchers a single source guide in a specialized application or computation area of operations research. These books will be comprehensive but concise, authoritative, easy to read, and should bridge theory and practice.
Probability Models in Operations Research
Service Systems Engineering and Management
Operations Research A Practical Introduction
Analysis of Queues Methods and Applications
Supply Chain Engineering Models and Applications
C. Richard Cassady, Joel A. Nachlas
September 19, 2019
Industrial engineering has expanded from its origins in manufacturing to transportation, health care, logistics, services, and more. A common denominator among all these industries, and one of the biggest challenges facing decision-makers, is the unpredictability of systems. Probability Models in ...
A. Ravi Ravindran, Paul M. Griffin, Vittaldas V. Prabhu
April 23, 2018
Recipient of the 2019 IISE Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award This is a comprehensive textbook on service systems engineering and management. It emphasizes the use of engineering principles to the design and operation of service enterprises. ...
Michael W. Carter, Camille C. Price
July 28, 2000
Students with diverse backgrounds will face a multitude of decisions in a variety of engineering, scientific, industrial, and financial settings. They will need to know how to identify problems that the methods of operations research (OR) can solve, how to structure the problems into standard ...
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 ...
A. Ravi Ravindran
May 24, 2016
Supply chain management decisions are made under the conflicting criteria of maximizing profit and customer responsiveness while minimizing supply chain risk. Multiple Criteria Decision Making in Supply Chain Management provides a comprehensive overview of multi-criteria optimization models and ...
March 30, 2017
A reference for those working at the interface of operations planning and optimization modeling, Operations Planning: Mixed Integer Optimization Models blends essential theory and powerful approaches to practical operations planning problems. It presents a set of classical optimization models with ...
March 29, 2017
Written with students and professors in mind, Analysis of Queues: Methods and Applications combines coverage of classical queueing theory with recent advances in studying stochastic networks. Exploring a broad range of applications, the book contains plenty of solved problems, exercises, case ...
A. Ravi Ravindran, Donald P. Warsing, Jr.
March 29, 2017
Winner of 2013 IIE/Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award Emphasizing a quantitative approach, Supply Chain Engineering: Models and Applications provides state-of-the-art mathematical models, concepts, and solution methods important in the design, control, operation, and management of global ...
Gerald William Evans
June 28, 2016
This textbook presents methodologies and applications associated with multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA), especially for those students with an interest in industrial engineering. With respect to methodology, the book covers (1) problem structuring methods; (2) methods for ranking ...
Roy H. Kwon
September 05, 2013
Filling the need for an introductory book on linear programming that discusses the important ways to mitigate parameter uncertainty, Introduction to Linear Optimization and Extensions with MATLAB® provides a concrete and intuitive yet rigorous introduction to modern linear optimization. In addition...
December 23, 2009
A handbook in the truest sense of the word, the first edition of the Operations Research Calculations Handbook quickly became an indispensible resource. While other books available tend to give detailed information about specific topics, this one contains comprehensive information and results ...
A. Ravi Ravindran
December 05, 2007
Operations Research (OR) began as an interdisciplinary activity to solve complex military problems during World War II. Utilizing principles from mathematics, engineering, business, computer science, economics, and statistics, OR has developed into a full fledged academic discipline with practical ...