By Saul I. Gass, Arjang A. Assad
AN ANNOTATED TIMELINE OF OPERATIONS study: a casual heritage recounts the evolution of Operations learn (OR) as a brand new technology - the technology of determination making. coming up from the pressing operational problems with international struggle II, the philosophy and technique of OR has permeated the solution of choice difficulties in company, undefined, and executive. The Timeline chronicles the heritage of OR within the kind of self-contained, expository entries. every one access offers a concise clarification of the occasions and other people below dialogue, and offers key assets the place extra suitable info may be acquired. furthermore, books and papers that experience prompted the advance of OR or helped to coach the 1st generations of OR lecturers and practitioners are stated during the ebook. beginning in 1564 with seminal rules that shape the precursors of OR, the Timeline strains the most important rules and occasions of OR via 2004. The Timeline should still curiosity a person fascinated about OR - researchers, practitioners, lecturers, and, specially, scholars - who desire to find out how OR got here into being. additional, the scope and expository sort of the Timeline should still make it of price to the final reader drawn to the advance of technology and know-how within the final half the 20th century. have you learnt:
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