On building a OR-based decision model via coherent pluralism

  • K.J. Bassey
  • P.E. Chigbu

Abstract

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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