Roberto Montanari The applications of the capacitated newsvendor problem are numerous. They range from inventory control, supply chain management, and airlines seat reservation to stock market applications. While several solution methodologies exist for this problem, most of them require advanced mathematical programming techniques or specifically developed iterative models. To complement these solution approaches and facilitate wider dissemination of this model particularly to upper-undergraduate and first-year graduate students as well as practitioners in related fields, in this paper, we develop an approximate solution methodology that is based on constructive approaches.
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Hillier was born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington, where he was an award winner in statewide high school contests in essay writing, mathematics, debate, and music. As an undergraduate at Stanford University he ranked first in his engineering class of over students. He also won the McKinsey Prize for technical writing, won the Outstanding Sophomore Debater award, played in the Stanford Woodwind Quintet, and won the Hamilton Award for combining excellence in engineering with notable achievements in the humanities and social sciences.
Upon his graduation with a B. After receiving his Ph. After 35 years on the Stanford faculty, he took early retirement from his faculty responsibilities in in order to focus full time on textbook writing, and so now is Professor Emeritus of Operations Research at Stanford. He has published widely, and his seminal papers have been selected for republication in books of selected readings at least ten times. Office of Naval Research.
He and Dr. Lieberman also received the honorable mention award for the Lanchester Prize best English-language publication of any kind in the field of operations research , which was awarded by the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences INFORMS for the 6th edition of this book.
Hillier has held many leadership positions with the professional societies in his field. Yu, with D. Avis, L.
Fossett, F. Lo, and M. Hillier and G. The late Gerald J. Lieberman sadly passed away shortly before the completion of this edition. He was both an engineer having received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Cooper Union and an operations research statistician with an A.
He also served as Provost or Acting Provost under three different Stanford presidents. Throughout these years of university leadership, he also remained active professionally. His research was in the stochastic areas of operations research, often at the interface of applied probability and statistics. He published extensively in the areas of reliability and quality control, and in the modeling of complex systems, including their optimal design, when resources are limited. Highly respected as a senior statesman of the field of operations research, Dr.
Lieberman served in numerous leadership roles, including as the elected President of The Institute of Management Sciences. His professional honors included being elected to the National Academy of Engineering, receiving the Shewhart Medal of the American Society for Quality Control, receiving the Cuthbertson Award for exceptional service to Stanford University, and serving as a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
Hillier the honorable mention award for the Lanchester Prize for the 6th edition of this book. Hillier and M.
His research interests include applications of operations research in economic theory, general equilibrium theory with incomplete markets, asset pricing, and computational economics. Schmedders received his doctorate in operations research from Stanford University, where he taught both undergraduate and graduate classes in operations research.
Among the classes taught was a case studies course in operations research, and he subsequently was invited to speak at a conference sponsored by the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences INFORMS about his successful experience with this course.
Gores Teaching Award. Molly Stephens is currently pursuing a J. She graduated from Stanford University with a B. A champion debater in both high school and college, and president of the Stanford Debating Society, Ms.
As a teaching assistant, she analyzed operations research problems encountered in the real world and the transformation of these problems into classroom case studies. Her research was rewarded when she won an undergraduate research grant from Stanford to continue her work and was invited to speak at an INFORMS conference to present her conclusions regarding successful classroom case studies. Following graduation, Ms. Stephens worked at Andersen Consulting as a systems integrator, experiencing real cases from the inside, before resuming her graduate studies.
We have been humbled by having had both the privilege and the responsibility of introducing so many students around the world to our field over such a long span of time.
With each new edition, we have worked toward the goal of meeting the changing needs of new generations of students by helping to define the modern approach to teaching the current status of operations research effectively at the introductory level. Over 33 years, much has changed in both the field and the pedagogical needs of the students being introduced to the field. These changes have been reflected in the substantial revisions of successive editions of this book.
We believe that this is true for the current 7th edition as well. The enthusiastic response to our first six editions has been most gratifying. While adding material on a variety of new topics, the sixth edition maintains the high standard of clarity and expositional excellence for which the authors have long been known. In honoring this work, the prize committee noted the enormous cumulative impact that the Hillier-Lieberman text has had on the development of our field, not only in the United States but also around the world through its many foreign-language editions.
We made a special effort to meet this challenge, especially in regard to the software and pedagogy in the book. One option is to use the increasingly popular spreadsheet approach with Excel and its Solver. The new Sec. Similar discussions and examples also are included in several subsequent chapters for other kinds of models.
In addition, the CD-ROM provides an Excel file for many of the chapters that displays the spreadsheet formulation and solution for the relevant examples in the chapter. Several of the Excel files also include a number of Excel templates for solving the models in the chapter. In addition, Sec. Practitioners of operations research now usually use a modeling language to formulate and manage models of the very large size commonly encountered in practice.
A modeling language system also will support one or more sophisticated software packages that can be called to solve a model once it has been formulated appropriately. We are extremely pleased to be able to provide such powerful and popular software to students using this book. As described in the appendix to Chaps. Once again, integration with spreadsheets also is illustrated. Complementing all these options on the CD-ROM is an updated version of the tutorial software that many instructors have found so useful for their students with the 5th and 6th editions.
Each of the interactive routines enables the student to interactively execute one of the algorithms of operations research, making the needed decision at each step while the computer does the needed arithmetic. By enabling the student to focus on concepts rather than mindless number crunching when doing homework to learn an algorithm, we have found that these interactive routines make the learning process far more efficient and effective as well as more stimulating.
Hillier for the 5th and 6th editions. Microsoft Project is introduced in Chap. The new emphasis on the kinds of software that practitioners use is one thrust in this direction.
Other major new features are outlined below. Twenty-five elaborate new cases, embedded in a realistic setting and employing a stimulating storytelling approach, have been added at the end of the problem sections. All but one of these cases were developed jointly by two talented case writers, Karl Schmedders a faculty member at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and Molly Stephens recently an operations research consultant with Andersen Consulting.
We also have further fleshed out six cases that were in the 6th edition. The cases generally require relatively challenging and comprehensive analyses with substantial use of the computer. Therefore, they are suitable for student projects, working either individually or in teams, and can then lead to class discussion of the analysis.
A complementary new feature is that many new problems embedded in a realistic setting have been added to the problem section of many chapters. Some of the current problems also have been fleshed out in a more interesting way.
This edition also places much more emphasis on providing perspective in terms of what is actually happening in the practice of operations research. What kinds of applications are occurring? What sizes of problems are being solved? Which models and techniques are being used most widely? What are their shortcomings and what new developments are beginning to address these shortcomings?
These kinds of questions are being addressed to convey the relevance of the techniques under discussion. Eight new sections Secs.
The new emphases described above benefited greatly from our work in developing our recent new textbook with Mark S. That book has a very different orientation from this one. It is aimed directly at business students rather than students who may be in engineering and the mathematical sciences, and it provides almost no coverage of the mathematics and algorithms of operations research.
Nevertheless, its applied orientation enabled us to adapt some excellent material developed for that book to provide a more well-rounded coverage in this edition. Using the activity-on-node AON convention, this chapter provides an extensive modern treatment of the topic in a very accessible way. Other new topics not yet mentioned include the SOB mnemonic device for determining the form of constraints in the dual problem in Sec. Some of these supplements are password protected, but are available to all instructors who adopt this textbook.
For the most part, this material appeared in previous editions of this book and then was subsequently deleted for space reasons , to the disappointment of some instructors. Some also appeared in our Introduction to Mathematical Programming textbook. As delineated in the table of contents, this supplementary material includes a chapter on additional special types of linear programming problems, a review or primer chapter on probability theory, and a chapter on reliability, along with supplements to a few chapters in the book.
In addition to providing this supplementary text material, the website will give updates about the book, including an errata, as the need arises. We made two changes in the order of the chapters. The decision analysis chapter has been moved forward to Chap. The game theory chapter has been moved backward to Chap. We believe that these changes provide a better transition from topics that are mainly deterministic to those that are mainly stochastic.
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