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ERIC Number: ED014637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
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QUANTITATIVE DECISION TOOLS AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.
BYARS, LLOYD L.; NUNN, GEOFFREY E.
THIS ARTICLE OUTLINED THE CURRENT STATUS OF QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH (OR), SKETCHED THE STRENGTHS OF TRAINING EFFORTS AND ISOLATED WEAKNESSES, AND FORMULATED WORKABLE CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING SUCCESS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAMS. A SURVEY OF 105 COMPANIES REVEALED THAT PERT, INVENTORY CONTROL THEORY AND LINEAR PROGRAMING WERE EFFECTIVE IN HANDLING CERTAIN TYPES OF ALLOCATION AND SCHEDULING PROBLEMS. AMONG THE PROBLEM AREAS IDENTIFIED IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH TRAINING WERE LACK OF INTEREST AND TIME ON THE PART OF MANAGEMENT AND NONAVAILABILITY OF COMPETENT INSTRUCTORS. IMPROVED MANAGEMENT WAS SEEN TO RESULT FROM DIRECTING INSTRUCTION TOWARD CONCEPTS RELATING TO LOGICAL PROBLEM FORMULATION, PROBLEM ANALYSIS, AND MODEL BUILDING. THE OPPORTUNITY FOR APPLICATION OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH TOOLS (DYNAMIC PROGRAMING, SIMULATION AND SO ON), WAS SEEN AS IMPORTANT IN TRAINING, AND MANAGEMENT GAMES WERE SUGGESTED FOR THIS PURPOSE. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES SEVEN REFERENCES). THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL, VOLUME 21, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1967. (PT)
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