|"When you try to pull just one thing out of the Universe, you find it attached to everything else." --John Muir|
Special notes and announcements go here:
How to access panopto recordings in mygateway accesspanopto.m4v a podcast for iphone
Syllabus as a PDF
Logistics & Operations Management out-of-class, specific topic video tutorialsSelected Overheads
HEY!! where did the EXCEL menus go?How to find EXCEL 2003 commands in EXCEL 2007, 2010 "Ribbons"
try downloading the Excel Ribbon mapping workbook.
I recommend clicking on the OFFICE icon at the top left of EXCEL 2007, click EXCEL OPTIONS (a button down at the bottom) and fix whatever needs fixing to get access to what you need, such as "Developer tab." Change the SaveAs default to old (1997-2003) EXCEL so you can still work on the product files on older versions of EXCEL. In case you have to, you might be able to find file converters at microsoft.com. They are also promising to someday make their file formats open source. Uncommon fonts may also wreak havoc as you try to work on a file across machines. Change default font theme under "page layout." I know Times New Roman and Arial are uninspiring, but they are more likely to be on your other machine.
EXCEL Solver and POM-QM--Linear Programming and EXTEND
Intro to Computers
Solved Examples and Resources
|Statistics and Decisions||Homework-individual effort but consultation||Quizzes/problems in mygateway, Course Documents Q1-Stats
Q2-DriversEd case, Q3-Cheating incentives tree Put responses in mygateway quizzes and get feedback right away with 3 attempts allowed.
|Before Sep 30||See the Zscore table links and tutorials in selected overheads, under reliability, and examples in class and videos on minimax regret. recorded online classes from statistics and the undergrad Operations course should also be helpful if you need more.|
|Beginning of tree is provided. Completion and analysis is individual effort (with consultation if needed).||Case: RVFC decision
tree / value of imperfect information
There should be two tree diagrams with a few sentences about the value of the tests under the two different scenarios.
|Turn in hard copy in class on Oct. 29-- do a sanity check with colleagues to be sure you understand it|| PDF Trees:Drug
test, EVSI, OSHA,
|Decisions, games, reliability & Redundancy||Homework-individual effort but consultation||Problem set/Quizzes- you'll need to
PDF 4, -good decision Concepts, graphical sensitivity analysis, reliability
PDF 5, -reliability, SPC
PDF 6 -game theory
Put Responses on mygateway, under repective assignments.
|5 Attempts allowed- so don't just guess! due in my gateway assignments Before Oct28, 1 am||Reliability PDF Zscore tables gametheory, lousywork lowpay|
|Simpson's Paradox PivotTable||Homework-individual effort but consultation||Simpson's Paradox PivotTable See handout
Reproduce the sheet, test to see your results agree, read the references and write a few sentences about why this "beyond a shadow of a doubt" conclusion of discrimination is wrong and why you can't "prove" anything with statistics.
|Printout due in Class Oct 29||The short videos show step by step how to do this, so I don't plan extensive coverage in class. do this on your own before we meet again.|
|LP POM Win and Solver||Videos show you how to do this-individual effort as homework.||Diet problem from the Heizer-Render
Here is the data already set up in EXCEL to save you time: dietLPstart5320.xls
See also the videos on how to do this including screen captures to report everything on a one-page report. I've done the data configuration and POM parts for you.
|Look at videos and give it a shot after the Oct28 class.
It's not hard but Oct28,29 class discussion on sensitivity analysis will probably nail it down for you and help you answer the few questions. Finish and Turn it in by Nov 18 as hardcopy.
XY-LP in solver,
Admiral Motors.pdf, Admiral.exe compressed file for LP in POM-Win, self extracts to give adm.lin to run in POM-WIN which you purchased bundled with the textbook.
solution to admiral motors questions.
|Excel Solver Production
for your interest only.
These are not required to be turned in.
|I'll provide starter EXCEL sheets with data already set up. Finish as individual homework.||Linear programming problems:
hint: profit should be $9,551,659
Product Mix Problem from the Book Computer Product Mix, B.29
Hint: profits should be $9683 $8865 $9380
another configuration with sparse matrix for minimum requirements alternate hint
|Not Required this session, for your interest only.||Capacity Expansion problems in
techhire.htm and techire.xls
rbbexpan.pdf and rbbexpan.xls
See also the videos on sensitivity analysis in the tech travel example.
|Simulation in EXTEND||I have videos on doing these
you can use the slider to skip over the boring repetition of things you
already understand. Repeat them on your own to get your own data.
Check for reasonableness by comaparing to others' data, but do your own.
Comparing to others' results and the experiments in the online videos will reveal if something is wrong. There are a few ways to mess this up, like not resetting fixed intervals after disconnecting the random number generator, or adding things that should be averaged (or vice-versa)
self extracting archive gives macdog2.mox for EXTEND MacDog
MacDoggies service model. It's easier to find macdog2.mox on the course
CD under /extpomrun
Here is an example layout for a one page report on the experiments.
See the tutorials on the EXTEND CD and the manual for more. The file is Ext_De32.exe for the tutorials on the working CD ROM provided by agreement with Prentice-Hall related to the textbook. The Program is ExtendLT.exe
|This is not hard, but it's time consuming, and there could be hardware-softare issues, so instead of having each person do it, I will produce short videos describing the experiments and results. I'll provide a short quiz on interpretation||
My long videotutorials on the MacDog assignment. go into agonizing detail. don't bother watching this unless your cable goes out and you are desperate for entertainment.
Short videos overviewthe three Simulation Experiments I have
done for you.
Print out this quiz, answer the questions and hand it in when we get together on Nov. 18
If you want to more
with simulation in EXTENDSim, for example, in your project, I've added
videos on the videos page for EXTENDSim Resources and
|Quiz 7: Generic LP output interpretation||Homework-individual effort but consultation||Quiz 7 PDF. Put responses in
|by Nov 13, 1 am|| See example Overheads: Formulation and Interpretations
The Mulch Company
Molly's Fruit Pies
answers to mulch and molypies
see online undergrad course videos as well to refresh on what we did in class
|Quiz 8: Assignment Model and Priority Rules||Homework-individual effort but consultation||assignment
scheduling description of quiz 8 on mygateway in course documents.
|by Nov 13, 1am||Assign Boss example and an elegant compact solution in EXCEL Solver by Bill Cacheris, OLMBA, 2000|
|Inventory model implications-Examples. Case not required to be submitted.||Homework-individual effort but consultation|| Inventory
See especially the solved example.
|Not required this session. for your interest only.||solved example ERS
v EOQ and Make vs. Buy eoqvpoq
model, FOI v ROP
single period, formulas, shortages, Z score table
|Quiz 9. General questions on queuing theory.||Homework-individual effort but consultation||Quiz 9 PDF. Put reponses in
|By Nov 6|
|Quiz 10: Qeueing table calculations||Homework-individual effort but consultation||PDF Description of Quiz 10
Put quiz responses on my gateway in assignments
|by Nov 13,1am||For your interest:
The Gender Inequities Restroom Queuing/Simulation Problem.
Here is an example from a paper on this issue by Ahn Tran.
There's a wealth of literature about this on the web--Potty Parity.
Combining queues may be a bad strategy in this case (unless there is much excess capacity that isn't being used) as the theory predicts increasing variance in service times exacerbates the line length.
|Quiz 11: Learning Curves & Projects||Homework-individual effort but consultation|| Videos for this are short and
so I won't do much in class. watch the videos, Read Learning
curves quiz 11 PDF put responses on mygateway in
|Suggest you do this EARLY! but deadline is Nov 13, 1am|| learncurv.pdf
See the videos on learning curve calculations
Project Mgt crashing example.
|Last Class||Project Presentations||Nov 18|
|Extra Credit: Course feedback Survey||feedback survey Extra credit equivalent to one quiz. Please type reponses in the word document and return by email.||By Nov 21|