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Goodbye Sydney, flight home today is on MH122 on this Airbus A330-300. Pre-flight drinks of orange juice. Appetizer of Prawn with mango and avocado timbale, with baby rocket salad. Main course of Ayam Masak Merah, sluggish braised chicken in special tomato gravy with tomato grain and sauteed vegetables. I had this wedding cake before in previous flights and it it actually quite delicious and good. Weiss Ice Cream always served with this flight sector.

Note we have an inequality here rather than an equality. This implies that we might produce more of some quality of ore than we are in need of. In fact we’ve the overall rule: given a selection between an equality and an inequality choose the inequality. 24 and there are no values of x and y which satisfy all three equations (the problem is therefore said to be “over-constrained”).

The reason for this general rule is that choosing an inequality rather than an equality provides us more flexibility in optimising (maximising or minimising) the target (deciding beliefs for your choice variables that optimise the target). Essentially an algorithm (for a specific model) is a couple of instructions which, when followed in a step-by-step fashion, will produce a numerical solution compared to that model.

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You will dsicover a few examples of algorithms later in this Management Course.. OR is the representation of real-world systems by mathematical models together with the use of quantitative methods (algorithms) for resolving such models, with a view to optimising. One thing I would like to emphasise about OR is it typically deals with decision problems.

You will dsicover examples of the countless different types of decision problem that can be tackled using OR. In general terms we can regard OR as being the application of scientific methods/thinking to decision making. Indeed it could be argued that although OR is imperfect it includes the best available method of making a specific decision in most cases (which is not to say that using OR will produce the right decision). You can develop your own judgement concerning whether OR is better than this process or not. Drawing on our experience with both Mines problem we can identify the stages a (real-world) OR project might proceed through.

It may be that a problem can be modelled in differing ways, and the decision of the correct model may be essential to the success of the OR task. In addition to algorithmic considerations for solving the model (i.e. can we solve our model numerically?) we should also consider the availability and accuracy of the real-world data that’s needed is as input to the model. Note that the “data barrier” (“we don’t possess the info!!!”) can appear here, if people are trying to block the task particularly.

Often data can be gathered/estimated, if the potential benefits from the project are large enough especially. You will find also, if you do much OR in the real-world, that some environments are naturally data-poor, that is the data is of low quality or nonexistent plus some environments are naturally data-rich.

As examples of this cathedral location research (a data-poor environment) and an international airport check- in desk allocation research (a data-rich environment). This presssing problem of the data environment can affect the model that you build. If you think that certain data can’t ever (realistically) be obtained there could very well be little point in creating a model that uses such data. Standard computer packages, or developed algorithms specially, can be used to solve the model (as mentioned above). In practice, a “solution” often requires lots of solutions under differing assumptions to determine sensitivity. For example, what if we differ the insight data (which is inaccurate in any case), then how will this effect the ideals of the decision variables?

Questions of this type are commonly known as “imagine if” questions nowadays. This phase may involve the execution of the results of the study or the execution of the algorithm for solving the model as an functional tool (usually in some type of computer package). In the first instance detailed instructions on what needs to be done (including time schedules) to put into action the results must be issued. In the next instance operating guides and training schemes will have to be produced for the effective use of the algorithm as an operational tool.

It is thought that lots of of the OR projects which successfully pass through the first four stages given above fail at the execution stage (i.e. the work that has been done doesn’t have a lasting effect). As a result one subject that has received attention in conditions of getting an OR project to an effective conclusion (in conditions of execution) is the problem of client involvement.