## Introduction to Operations Research, Volume 1-- This classic, field-defining text is the market leader in Operations Research -- and it's now updated and expanded to keep professionals a step ahead -- Features 25 new detailed, hands-on case studies added to the end of problem sections -- plus an expanded look at project planning and control with PERT/CPM -- A new, software-packed CD-ROM contains Excel files for examples in related chapters, numerous Excel templates, plus LINDO and LINGO files, along with MPL/CPLEX Software and MPL/CPLEX files, each showing worked-out examples |

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Dealing with Overlapping Activities Another key assumption of PERT / CPM is

that an activity cannot

finished . Although this may appear to be a perfectly reasonable assumption , it

too ...

Dealing with Overlapping Activities Another key assumption of PERT / CPM is

that an activity cannot

**begin**until all its immediate predecessors are completelyfinished . Although this may appear to be a perfectly reasonable assumption , it

too ...

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Scheduling Interrelated Activities We all schedule interrelated activities in our

everyday lives , even if it is just scheduling when to

assignments . So too , managers must schedule various kinds of interrelated ...

Scheduling Interrelated Activities We all schedule interrelated activities in our

everyday lives , even if it is just scheduling when to

**begin**our various homeworkassignments . So too , managers must schedule various kinds of interrelated ...

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In other words , customers are selected to

priority classes , but on a first - come - firstserved basis within each priority class .

A Poisson input process and exponential service times are assumed for each

priority ...

In other words , customers are selected to

**begin**service in the order of theirpriority classes , but on a first - come - firstserved basis within each priority class .

A Poisson input process and exponential service times are assumed for each

priority ...

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