About the book
Over the last decades, operational research has represented a scientific milestone in the alignment of mathematical and computational tools to the daily lives of our globalized society. Integer Programming, one of the most widespread mathematical programming techniques in the field, aligns scientific robustness with the ability of their models to adapt to organizational reality. Mathematically, an Integer Programming Problem is a linear programming model in which some or all of the problem variables belong to the integer set. When all variables are integer the model is called pure integer programming; otherwise, it is called mixed-integer programming. This book aims to present the reader to a history of the evolution of Integer Programming and its use in our society. It aims to describe the development of models based on Integer Programming with practical applications in various segments of society, such as healthcare, public transportation, manufacturing, and industry. It also discusses Integer Programming models built for the logistics and supply chain areas in their various possibilities.