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operational research

the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to industrial processes as a means of establishing optimal operating procedures and systems. Such techniques as LINEAR PROGRAMMING, NETWORK ANALYSIS, computer-based SIMULATION techniques, COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN and STOCKHOLDING MODELS can be used in various areas of a firm's operations to establish cost-effective and efficient working practices.
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Operational research has provided detailed information on the clinical signs and symptoms of infected patients arriving at ETCs (2-6), which has allowed health professionals to anticipate what they should look for when assessing patients.
Quintanilla, "Justification and RCPSP: A technique that pays," European Journal of Operational Research, vol.
Al-Dajani, "Analysis of deteriorating inventory/production systems using a linear quadratic regulator," European Journal of Operational Research, vol.
Roberti, "Recent exact algorithms for solving the vehicle routing problem under capacity and time window constraints," European Journal of Operational Research, vol.
Maroto, "A comprehensive review and evaluation of permutation flowshop heuristics," European Journal of Operational Research, vol.
The Structured Operational Research and Training Initiative for public health programmes.
Estimating most productive scale size using data envelopment analysis" Journal of Operational Research 17(1): 3544(1984).
British education researchers help higher education managers explore new angles for addressing some of their many difficult problems through the use of approaches associated with operational research and systems disciplines.
Rajendran, H Ziegler, "An Efficient Heuristic for Scheduling in a Flow-Shop to Minimize Total Weighted Flow time of Jobs", European Journal of Operational Research 103, pp 129-138, 1997.
Wright, "Train plan model for British rail freight services through the channel tunnel, " The Journal of the Operational Research Society, vol.
MSF has supported ART and pre-ART in resource-limited settings over the past decade, including the piloting of innovative models of ART delivery and their evaluation through operational research.
The Science of Bombing: Operational Research in RAF Bomber Command.

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