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ASSIGNMENT METHOD
The assignment problem is one of the fundamental combinatorial optimization problems in the branch of optimization or operations research in mathematics. It consists of finding a maximum weight matching in a weighted bipartite graph. In its most general form, the problem is as follows:

There are a number of agents and a number of tasks. Any agent can be assigned to perform any task, incurring some cost that may vary depending on the agent-task assignment. It is required to perform all tasks by assigning exactly one agent to each task in such a way that the total cost of the assignment is minimized. If the numbers of agents and tasks are equal and the total cost of the assignment for all tasks is equal to the sum of the costs for each agent (or the sum of the costs for each task, which is the same thing in this case), then the problem is called the linear assignment problem. Commonly, when speaking of the assignment problem without any additional qualification, then the linear assignment problem is meant. Example:

A machine shop currently has three jobs A,B,C to be done on three machines W,X,Y. Any one of the jobs can be processed completely on any one of the machines, and the assignment of jobs to machines must be on a one-on-one basis. Find the job assignments that will minimize the total costs. The cost for each job-machine assignment are given on table. | |Machines | |Jobs |W |X |Y | |A |P250 |P310 |P350 | |B |150 |200 |240 | |C...

...JET Copies Case Problem page 1
Assignment #1: JET Copies Case Problem
By: Jenna Kiragis
QuantitativeMethods 540
7/29/2012
JET Copies Case Problem page 2
In Excel, use a suitable method for generating the number of days needed to repair the copier, when it is out of service, according to the discrete distribution shown.
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...scope and role of linear programming in solving management problems. Discuss and describe the role of linear programming in managerial decision-making bringing out limitations, if any.
2. Explain the concept and computational steps of the simplex method for solving linear programming problems. How would you identify whether an optimal solution to a problem obtained using simplex algorithm is unique or not?
a) What is the difference between a feasible solution, a basic...

...Quantitative Research MethodsQuantitative means quantity which implies that there is something that can be counted. Quantitative research has been defined in many ways. It is the kind of research that involves the tallying, manipulation or systematic aggregation of quantities of data (Henning, 1986)
John W. Creswell defined quantitative research as an inquiry into a social or human problem based on testing a theory...

...Sub: QuantitativeTechniques in Management
1) Answer any Sixteen
1. What is a linear programming problem? Discuss the scope and role of
linear programming in solving management problems. Discuss and
describe the role of linear programming in managerial decision-making
bringing out limitations, if any.
2. Explain the concept and computational steps of the simplex method for
solving linear programming problems. How would you identify whether an...

...Decision Science Management:
Please show all your work with the problems in steps but NOT just answers.
22. Reiser Sports Products wants to determine the number of All-Pro (A) and College (C) footballs to produce in order to maximize profit over the next four-week planning horizon. Constraints affecting the production quantities are the production capacities in three departments: cutting and dyeing; sewing; and inspection and packaging. For the four-week planning period, 340 hours of...

...known values
For example, deciding how many sections of a course to
offer during a semester can be modeled as a deterministic
model since the costs and benefits of offering each section
are known. The most commonly used deterministic
modeling technique is Linear Programming
Probabilistic (also called stochastic) models
assume that some input data are not known with
certainty
That is, these models assume that the values of
some important variables will not be...

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Quantitative Research
Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Security
Professor Beshears
27 February 2014
Quantitative research collects numerical data through surveys, questionnaires, and polls. Quantitative research main purpose is to find the relationship between two variables. According to Babbie (2010) a descriptive study establishes only associations between variables while experimental defines the...

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