Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Operations Research

the Art of Making Good Decisions

Edited by Kuodi Jian

Metropolitan State University, United States of America

This book is dedicated to operations research of broad applications, such as improving informational bases of performance measurement with grey relational analysis, application of lean methodologies in a neurosurgery high dependency unit, iteration algorithms in Markov decision processes with state-action-dependent discount factors and unbounded costs, financial feasibility analysis of Natura Rab business case study, and mathematical modeling of isothermal drying and its potential application in the design of the industrial drying regimes of clay products.Operations research is an important topic. In addition to its obvious benefits of winning a war, making most profit in a business endeavor, and constructing a correct mathematical model, it also provides a tool for efficient use of natural resources. Furthermore, both theory and practice of operations research and its related concepts are covered in the book, and a reader can benefit from this balanced coverage.

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Operations Researchthe Art of Making Good DecisionsEdited by Kuodi Jian

Published: December 28th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/62933

ISBN: 978-953-51-2818-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2817-5

Copyright year: 2016

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6108 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Introductory Chapter - Operations Research

By Kuodi Jian

996

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2. Improving Informational Bases of Performance Measurement with Grey Relation Analysis

By Thorben Hustedt, Wolfgang Ossadnik and Fabian Burrey

883

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3. Application of Lean Methodologies in a Neurosurgery High Dependency Unit

By Ricardo Balau Esteves, Susana Garrido Azevedo and Francisco Proença Brójo

646

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4. Iteration Algorithms in Markov Decision Processes with State-Action-Dependent Discount Factors and Unbounded Costs

By Fernando Luque-Vásquez and J. Adolfo Minjárez-Sosa

887

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5. Mathematical Modeling of Isothermal Drying and its Potential Application in the Design of the Industrial Drying Regimes of Clay Products

By Miloš Vasić, Zagorka Radojević and Robert Rekecki

805

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6. Financial Feasibility Analysis of Natura Rab Business: Case Study

By Karmen Pažek, Matija Kaštelan, Martina Bavec, Črtomir Rozman and Jernej Prišenk

896

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7. Influence of Phosphorus Precipitation on Wastewater Treatment Processes

By Ján Derco, Rastislav Kuffa, Barbora Urminská, Jozef Dudáš and Jana Kušnierová

995

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