Operation Research (OR) though started as a science to allocate and control the scarce military resources during World War II. It has now become an important part of managerial decision-making process. In many universities, Or has been introduce as core subject in some graduate and postgraduate programmes. It has been establish that many decisions which are otherwise very cumbersome are now made easy with the techniques of OR. Even for the best managers, sometime it is very difficult to make decisions in a growing complex business environment. OR has made the decision-making processes easier that lead to better utilization of scarce resources and thus growth and prosperity of an organization.
All the Important OR topics are covered and it is hoped that this book will be very handy and useful to the B.E./B.Tech.,M.B.A. and other UG and PG Students, Practising managers and industrial engineers. Varieties of practical problems are presented with solutions.
Importance has been given to the requirement of students by taking all precautions and all the problems that a student may face while studying the subjects.
N V R Naidu :- N.V.R. Naidu, obtained his B.Tech (Mech). M.Tech, (Industrial Engineering) and Ph.D., in Quality Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. Presently, he is Professor and Head, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. He has 28 years of teaching experience. He has presented/published about 74 technical papers, both in national and international journals/conferences.G. Rajendra :- G Rajendra obtained his B.E., (Industrial Production Engineering) from R V College of Engineering, Bangalore; M.E., from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University and Ph.D. in Welding from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Now he is Professor and Head, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management in Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore. He has 24 years of teaching experience. He has presented/published 15 technical papers in national journals/ conferences.T Krishna Rao :- T. Krishna Rao is Principal, Gandhiji Institute of Science and Technology, Jaggayyapet, Krishna Dist., A.P. He has 30 years of experience, both industry and teaching. Earlier he worked as Deputy General Manager (Designs) H.M.T. Machine Tools Limited, Bangalore for 24 years and Lecturer, S.I.T., Tumkur, H.O.D, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Venkateshwara Engineering, Bangalore and Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MSRIT, Bangalore. He obtained B.E.., (Mech.) from S.I.T., Tumkur, Bangalore University, M.S. (Machine Design) from I.I.T. Madras, M.B.A., from Bangalore University Central College and Ph.D., in Mechanical Engineering from J.N.T. University, Hyderabad. He has published several technical papers. His bio-data has been included in Marquis "Who's Who in Science and Engineering", U.S.A. He was also awarded "Leading Engineers of the World-2006" and "Top 100 Engineers of the World-2008" by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, London.