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A decision, which taking into account all the present circumstances can be considered the best one, is called an optimal decision. For example, in case of an automobile, the user has own measure of effectiveness.

The application of the scientific method to study of operations of large complex organizations or activities, it provides top level administrators with a quantitative basis for decisions that will increase the effectiveness of such organizations in carrying out their basic purposes.

We use models all the time, even though most of them are subjective. Operations research is essentially a collection of fesearch techniques and tools which in conjunction with a systems approach, is applied to solve practical decision problems of an economic or engineering nature. Break even analysis, capital budgeting, cost allocation and control, and financial planning. As the discipline of operations research grew numerous names such as operations analysis, systems analysis, and decision analysis, management science, quantitative analysis, decision science were given to it This is because of the techniqies that the types of problems encountered are always concerned with ‘effective decision’, but the solution of these problems do not always involve research into operations or aspects of the introducttion of management.

Dynamic programming may be considered as an outgrowth of caellenbach programming, in iintroduction the optimization of multistage sequence of interrelated decisions decision processes, The method slams by dividing a given problem into stages or sub problems and then solves those sub problems sequentially until the solution to the original problem is obtained.

Operations research, in the most general sense, can be characterized as the application of scientific methods, techniques and tools, to problems involving the operations of a system so as to provide those in control of the operations with optimum solutions to the problems. These models have been used to test brand loyalty and brand switching tendencies of consumers, where each system state is considered to be a particular brand purchase. The use of computers made it possible to apply many OR techniques dwellenbach practical decision analysis.

These models are less specific and concrete but are easier to manipulate and are more general than iconic models. Operations research is the application of the methods of science to complex problems in the direction and management of large systems of men, machines, materials and money in industry business, government and defense.


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Graphs ultimo series, stock-market changes, frequency curves, etc. These models are used to characterize the behavior of two or more opponents called players who compete for the achievement of conflicting goals. Educational and professional development programmes were expanded at all levels and certain firms, specializing in decision analysis, were also formed. In other words, a model is developed in order to analyze and understand the given system for the purpose of improving its performance daelllenbach well as to examine the behavioral introdcution of a system without disturbing the ongoing operations.

Operations research is a scientific approach to problem-solving for executive management. About the same time A. These models are used to develop a method for evaluating the merit of daellenbacu courses of action by experimenting with a mathematical model of the problems where various variables are random, That is, these provide a means for generating representative samples of the measures of performance variables.

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Nature and Scope of operations research. Several OR models or techniques can be grouped into some basic categories as given below. The results of the models assume single value.

Symbolic models can be classified into the following two categories. OR approach uses this natural tendency to create models.

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Account Options Sign in. These models are also used to represent relationships that cart be represented in a physical form. On the other hand, over simplifying the problem can also lead to a poor decision. Here, only introductory descriptions of these models are given. So there will not be one single optimal answer for everyone, even if each automobile gives exactly the same service.

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Technoques research is the systematic application of quantitative methods, techniques and tools to the tecuniques of problems involving the operation of systems. Operations research may be described as a scientific approach to decision-making that involves the operations of organizational system. Simulation models are more flexible than mathematical ones and can, therefore, be used to represent a complex system that otherwise cannot be represented mathematically. In other words, for a model to be effective, it must be representative of those aspects of reality that are being investigated and have a major impact on the decision situation.

For example, to study the now of material through a factory, a scaled diagram on paper showing the factory floor, position or equipment, tools, and workers can be constructed. But if the objective function of any or all of the constraints cannot be expressed as a system of linear equalities or inequalities, the allocation problem is classified as a non-linear programming problem.


The distinctive approach is to develop a scientific model of the system incorporating measurements of factors such as chance and risk, with which to predict and compare the outcomes of alternative decisions, strategies or controls.

These models also have technisues mathematical structure but are not solved by applying mathematical techniques to arrive at a solution. A few opportunities and shortcomings of the OR introruction are listed below. If all the parameters, constants and functional relationships are assumed to be introdutcion with certainty when the decision is made, the model is said to be deterministic.

Since at least one decision variable is random therefore, an independent variable, which is the function of dependent variable swill also be random. These techniques improve project coordination and enable the efficient use of resources.

Besides these three qualities, other qualities of interest are i the cost of the model and its sophistication, techniqies the time involved in formulating the model, etc. Allocation models are used to allocate resources to activities in such a way that some measure of effectiveness objective function.

For example, we formulate a model when a we think about what someone will say if we do something, b we try to decide how to spend our money, or c we attempt to predict the consequences of some activity either ours someone else’s or even a natural event. In these models, however, one does not attempt to choose the best decision alternative, but can only have an idea about the possible alternatives available to him.

This implies that the models attempt to describe the essence of a situation so that the decision-maker daelllenbach study the relationship among relevant variables quickly to arrive at a holistic view. However, in order to make the future of OR brighter, its specialists have to make good use of the opportunities available to them. Linear programming models are examples of deterministic models.

Models do riot, and cannot, represent every aspect of reality because of the innumerable and changing characteristics of the real-life problems to be represented.

The main objective is to minimize the sum of three conflicting inventory tecyniques.

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