Academic an annotated timeline of operations research by Saul I. Gass, Arjang A. Assad

By Saul I. Gass, Arjang A. Assad

AN ANNOTATED TIMELINE OF OPERATIONS study: an off-the-cuff historical past recounts the evolution of Operations study (OR) as a brand new technological know-how - the technology of choice making. bobbing up from the pressing operational problems with global struggle II, the philosophy and technique of OR has permeated the answer of choice difficulties in company, undefined, and govt. The Timeline chronicles the background of OR within the type of self-contained, expository entries. each one access offers a concise rationalization of the occasions and folks below dialogue, and gives key assets the place additional proper details should be received. additionally, books and papers that experience prompted the improvement of OR or helped to coach the 1st generations of OR lecturers and practitioners are mentioned during the ebook. beginning in 1564 with seminal principles that shape the precursors of OR, the Timeline strains the most important principles and occasions of OR via 2004. The Timeline may still curiosity somebody thinking about OR - researchers, practitioners, lecturers, and, specially, scholars - who desire to find out how OR got here into being. extra, the scope and expository kind of the Timeline should still make it of price to the overall reader drawn to the improvement of technological know-how and know-how within the final half the 20th century. are you aware:

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Taylor, while working for Bethlehem Steel Company (1898), concluded, by observation and experimentation, that to maximize a day’s workload when shoveling ore, a steelmill workman’s shovel should hold 21½ pounds. ” 1885 Scientific management/Motion studies More or less coincident with Frederick W. Taylor’s time studies was the development of motion studies by Frank B. Gilbreth. In his first job for a building contractor (in 1885), Frank Gilbreth, at the age of 17, made his first motion study with the laying of bricks.

Shirayev, pp. 1–87 in Kolmogorov in Perspective, History of Mathematics, Vol. 20, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2000] 40 The importance of being Andrei: Shirayev (2000) cites Pavel S. Alexandrov and Alexander Khinchin on the impact of Kolmogorov’s “Analytical Methods” paper: “In the whole of probability theory in the twentieth century it would be hard to find another investigation that has been so fundamental for the further development of the science and its applications as this paper of Andrei Nikolaevich.

Heyde, E. Seneta, editors, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001 ] 1931 Quality control charts Walter A. Shewhart joined Western Electric Company in 1918 and was transferred to the Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1925. He remained there until his retirement in 1956. In the early 1920s, work on control charts started at Western Electric as part of a company-wide view of quality assurance based on scientific principles. In addition to Shewhart, the quality assurance team included Harold F. Dodge, Thornton C.

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