Cost and Optimization in Government

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Figure 6.7 Network Diagram (after final iteration)

models, including the shortest-route problem, the minimal spanning-tree problem, the maximal flow problem, and the CPM and PERT. Of these, the CPM and PERT are considered to be more sophisticated and understandably more complex than any other network model, but all play a critical role in planning, scheduling, and controlling the activities of an organization.

From a decision making point of view, all network models have some built-in flexibilities that allow the decision makers an opportunity to incorporate any changes from the initial plan and study their impact on project completion. This, in turn, makes it possible to develop a planning and scheduling system that is sufficiently dynamic to respond instantaneously to changed conditions. It is this latter characteristic that makes these models increasingly useful for decision making in an organization.


Notes
1
. S. E. Elmaghraby, Some Network Models in Management Science. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 1970.
2
. F. S. Hillier and G. J. Lieberman, Introduction to Operations Research. San Francisco, CA: Holden-Day, 1986.
3
. J. Moder, C. R. Phillips, and E. W. Davis, Project Management with CPM andPERT

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xii
  • Chapter 1 Basic Cost Concepts 1
  • Chapter 2 Cost Behavior 23
  • Notes 59
  • Chapter 3 Cost Analysis 60
  • Notes 105
  • Chapter 4 Cost Accounting 106
  • Notes 146
  • Chapter 5 Classical Optimization 148
  • Chapter 5 Classical Optimization 148
  • Notes 190
  • Chapter 6 Network Analysis 191
  • Notes 213
  • Chapter 7 Mathematical Programming 215
  • Notes 251
  • Chapter 8 - Games and Decisions 253
  • Notes 279
  • Chapter 9 Multicriteria Analysis 281
  • Chapter 9 Multicriteria Analysis 281
  • Notes 305
  • Chapter 10 Productivity Measurement 346
  • Chapter 11 Quality Control 348
  • Notes 373
  • Chapter 12 Besides Cost and Optimization 375
  • Notes 381
  • Bibliography 383
  • Index 389
  • About the Author 395
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