Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences

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On building a OR-based decision model via coherent pluralism

K.J. Bassey, P.E. Chigbu


The problems that often arise in any business or commercial organisations are profit maximization and operating cost minimization. This work develops a heuristic framework, using computer science technology in Operations Research (OR) problems, as a contribution to the use of different techniques and/or models in combination (i.e. Coherent Pluralism). Three OR techniques are considered, and a computer high level language (QBASIC) is used to design a computer program (referred here as a computer model) that integrates these techniques. Typical data from a paint manufacturing factory are analysed. On the whole, the need for the implementation of OR techniques in management operations is emphasized.

(Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences: 2002 8(3): 347-356)
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