ERIC Number: EJ717725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
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Managing Returns in a Catalog Distribution Center
Gates, Joyce; Stuart, Julie Ann; Bonawi-tan, Winston; Loehr, Sarah
Mathematics Teacher, v98 n2 p118 Sep 2004
The research team of the Purdue University in the United States developed an algorithm that considers several different factors, in addition to cost, to help catalog distribution centers process their returns more efficiently. A case study to teach the students important concepts involved in developing a solution to the returns disposition problem at catalog distribution centers is presented.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Problem Solving, Case Studies
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502. Web site: http://www.nctm.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United States