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A Guide to Operational Research

  • W. E. Duckworth
  • A. E. Gear
  • A. G. Lockett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. W. E. Duckworth, A. E. Gear, A. G. Lockett
    Pages 1-15
  3. W. E. Duckworth, A. E. Gear, A. G. Lockett
    Pages 16-31
  4. W. E. Duckworth, A. E. Gear, A. G. Lockett
    Pages 32-39
  5. W. E. Duckworth, A. E. Gear, A. G. Lockett
    Pages 40-60
  6. W. E. Duckworth, A. E. Gear, A. G. Lockett
    Pages 61-83
  7. W. E. Duckworth, A. E. Gear, A. G. Lockett
    Pages 84-104
  8. W. E. Duckworth, A. E. Gear, A. G. Lockett
    Pages 105-126
  9. W. E. Duckworth, A. E. Gear, A. G. Lockett
    Pages 127-149
  10. W. E. Duckworth, A. E. Gear, A. G. Lockett
    Pages 150-166
  11. W. E. Duckworth, A. E. Gear, A. G. Lockett
    Pages 167-179
  12. W. E. Duckworth, A. E. Gear, A. G. Lockett
    Pages 180-192
  13. W. E. Duckworth, A. E. Gear, A. G. Lockett
    Pages 193-199
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 201-205

About this book

Introduction

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand. more perilous to conduct. or more uncertain in its success. than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions. and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. Machiavelli. The Prince When this book was first written in 1959 I was myself a practising operational research worker in charge of a small group at the Glacier Metal Company, concerned with using Operational Research philosophy and techniques to help solve some of the managerial problems inside the company. About that time Operational Research was beginning to attract attention in industrial circles. Many quite large research groups were being founded. The advertisement columns of the Sunday press and certain daily newspapers were full of advertisements for Operational Research practitioners, at then quite attractive salaries.

Keywords

DEX Monte Carlo method Simula control group operational research operations research philosophy production simulation techniques time uncertainty

Authors and affiliations

  • W. E. Duckworth
    • 1
  • A. E. Gear
    • 2
  • A. G. Lockett
    • 3
  1. 1.Fulmer Research InstituteUK
  2. 2.Faculty of CommerceUniversity of AucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.Faculty of Business AdministrationManchester UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6910-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-13500-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6910-3
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