Applications of Operations Research and Management Science

Case Studies

  • G. S. R. Murthy

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 229)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. G. S. R. Murthy
    Pages 1-17
  3. G. S. R. Murthy
    Pages 19-35
  4. G. S. R. Murthy
    Pages 51-89
  5. G. S. R. Murthy
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  6. G. S. R. Murthy
    Pages 161-213
  7. G. S. R. Murthy
    Pages 231-247
  8. G. S. R. Murthy
    Pages 249-266
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 267-270

About this book


This book includes case studies that examine the application of operations research to improve or increase efficiency in industry and operational activities. This collection of “living case studies” is all based on the author’s 30-year career of consulting and advisory work. These true-to life industrial applications illustrate the research and development of solutions, as well as potential implementation and integration problems that may occur when adopting these methods into a business. Among the topics covered in the chapters include optimization in circuit board manufacturing, Decision Support System (DSS) for plant loading and dispatch planning, as well as development of important test procedures for tyre and pharma industry with shelf life constraints. In particular, the study on deckle optimization should be of great help to managers in paper industry and consultants for development of deckle optimization software. The application of operations research throughout the industry makes it an ideal guide for industrial executives, professionals and practitioners responsible for quality and productivity improvement.


Decision Support System Industrial Applications Management Science Operations Research Productivity Quality Management

Authors and affiliations

  • G. S. R. Murthy
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Statistical InstituteHyderabadIndia

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