Managerial Decision Modeling with Spreadsheets and Student CD Package / Edition 2

Managerial Decision Modeling with Spreadsheets and Student CD Package / Edition 2

by Nagraj Balakrishnan, Barry Render, Ralph M Stair
     
 

ISBN-10: 013226806X

ISBN-13: 9780132268066

Pub. Date: 01/01/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Filling a void for a balanced approach to spreadsheet based decision modeling, this volume builds on the traditions and strengths of Render and Stair's Quantitative Methods for Management, a recognized and proven leader in teaching decision modeling. In addition to using spreadsheets as a tool to quickly set up and solve decision models, the

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Filling a void for a balanced approach to spreadsheet based decision modeling, this volume builds on the traditions and strengths of Render and Stair's Quantitative Methods for Management, a recognized and proven leader in teaching decision modeling. In addition to using spreadsheets as a tool to quickly set up and solve decision models, the authors teach how and why the methods work and combine the user's power to logically model and analyze diverse decision-making scenarios with software-based solutions. The book discusses the fundamental concepts, assumptions and limitations behind each decision modeling technique, shows how each decision model works and illustrates the real-world usefulness of each technique with many applications from both profit and nonprofit organizations.

The authors provide an introduction to managerial decision modeling, linear programming models, modeling applications and sensitivity analysis, transportation, assignment, and network models, integer, goal, and nonlinear programming models, project management, decision theory, queuing models, simulation modeling, forecasting models and inventory control models.

For anyone looking for a balanced approach to spreadsheet based decision modeling.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132268066
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
651
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.27(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Managerial Decision Modeling

2. Linear Programming Models: Graphical and Computer Methods

3. Linear Programming Modeling Applications with Computer Analyses in Excel

4. Linear Programming Sensitivity Analysis

5. Transportation, Assignment, and Network Models

6. Integer, Goal, and Nonlinear Programming Models

7. Project Management

8. Decision Analysis

9. Queuing Models

10. Simulation Modeling

11. Forecasting Models

12. Inventory Control Models

Appendix A Probability Concepts and Applications

Appendix B Useful Excel Commands and Procedures for Installing Excel Modules

Appendix C Areas Under the Standard Normal Curve

Appendix D Brief Solutions to All Odd-Numbered End-of-Chapter Problems

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