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Operations Research (Quantitative Methods for Decision Making)
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This course is designed to introduce the students of the program to the quantitative methods of optimal decision making. It lays down the foundation of the subject by providing the students with the skills to apply the scientific optimal decision making techniques of solving real world business problems. The techniques include linear and non-linear programming modelling, discrete-event simulation modelling and Markovian analysis techniques with applications to manufacturing, service, multi-factor decision making and other systems.
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About This Course


1. Understand the various optimal solution techniques of solving a problem by Linear Programming Modelling.
2. Understand the method of obtaining the minimal total transportation cost solution of allocating products to different destinations.
3. Understand the non-linear optimal solution techniques for solving various types of read world business problems.
4. Understand the multi-factor decision making approach for real world business problem.
5. Understand the technique of solution of a problem by adopting a simulation approach.
6. Understand how to deal with an optimal solution of a problem by network optimization techniques.
7. Understand techniques of obtaining an optimal decision by Markovian decision process.


Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:

1. Define assumptions of formulating (mathematical representation of an actual situation) real world problems and solve them optimally.
2. Understand the characteristics of different types of decision-making environments and the appropriate decision making approaches to be used.
3. Find real world usefulness of each technique with many applications and limitations of models and their solution techniques.
4. The students will also get the opportunities of learning different scientific quantitative techniques for solutions of various types of non-linear programming problems.

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MSC 301 (Production-Operations Management)

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Professor Dr Md Abdul Hoque

Ph. D. & M. Sc. in Management Science from Lancaster University Management School and M. Sc. & B. Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics from Dhaka University.
Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management, BRAC Business School of BRAC University
Around 40 years of teaching experience both at home and abroad
Author of many research articles published in reputed peer reviewed international journals.

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