"The book is intended as a textbook for an application oriented course for senior undergraduate or postgraduate students, mainly with an engineering, business school, or applied mathematics background. Each chapter comes with several exercises, solutions of which are provided in an appendix. Many figures illustrate the flow of algorithms and other concepts." (Zentralblatt MATH, 2010)
About the Author
Robert G. Batson, PhD, PE, is Professor of Construction Engineering at The University of Alabama, where he is also Director of Industrial Engineering Programs. A Fellow of the American Society for Quality Control, Dr. Batson has written numerous journal articles in his areas of research interest, which include operations research, applied statistics, and supply chain management.
Yu Dang, PhD, is Qualitative Manufacturing Analyst at Quickparts.com, a manufacturing services company that provides customers with an online e-commerce system to procure custom manufactured parts. She received her PhD in operations management from The University of Alabama in 2004.