© 1998

Industrial Applications of Combinatorial Optimization

  • Gang Yu

Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Alf Kimms, Andreas Drexl
    Pages 25-43
  3. Yuri N. Sotskov, Vyacheslav S. Tanaev, Frank Werner
    Pages 72-108
  4. Soo Y. Chang, Hark-Chin Hwang, Katta G. Murty
    Pages 125-141
  5. Fred Glover, John Mulvey, Dawei Bai, Michael T. Tapia
    Pages 212-239
  6. George G. Polak
    Pages 240-255
  7. George A. Bohoris, Jane M. Thomas
    Pages 256-271
  8. Shaukat A. Brah, John L. Hunsucker
    Pages 301-315
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 345-349

About this book


Industries rely more and more on advanced technology. Accelerated computer evolution makes large-scale computation practical. Many enterprises are be­ ginning to benefit from more efficient allocation of resources and more effective planning, scheduling, manufacturing, and distribution by adopting state-of-the­ art decision support systems. Academics increasingly emphasize application­ driven research. All these forces have moved optimization from a pure class­ room and textbook terminology to an accepted tool in today's business world. This book chronicles and describes applications of combinatorial optimization in industry. A wide range of applications is included: manpower planning • production planning • job sequencing and scheduling • manufacturing layout design • facility planning • vehicle scheduling and routing • retail seasonal planning • I! space shuttle scheduling, and telecommunication network design . • The applications covered in this book comprise a representative set of industry sectors including electronics, airlines, manufacturing, tobacco, retail, telecom­ munication, defense, and livestock. These examples should encourage opera­ tions researchers and applied mathematicians by pointing out how the impor­ tance and practicality of optimization is starting to be realized by the manage­ ment of various organizations and how some pioneering developments in this field are beginning to bear fruit.


Analysis Manufacturing algorithm algorithms combinatorial optimization communication electronics operations research optimization programming scheduling

Editors and affiliations

  • Gang Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management Science & Information Systems, and the Center for Management of Operations and LogisticsUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Consumer Packaged Goods
Finance, Business & Banking
Energy, Utilities & Environment