Accession Number : AD0712558


Title :   INTEGRATED PLANNING SYSTEMS.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Blanning,Robert W.


Report Date : SEP 1970


Pagination or Media Count : 123


Abstract : The report is a discussion and evaluation of a set of preliminary experiments designed to yield insight into the development of integrated planning methods and into the design of experiments to demonstrate and test these methods. Five sets of experiments were performed consisting of: Integrating a linear programming model of a transportation network with nonlinear purchasing cost functions; Integrating two linear programming models of manufacturing facilities with a simulation of a warehouse; Integrating the pricing policies of five retail outlets; Integrating simplified purchasing, manufacturing, and marketing models; Integrating a strategic system for selecting investment projects with a simplified tactical system for yearly operations. Programs for the experiments are also presented. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *LINEAR PROGRAMMING), ECONOMICS, INDUSTRIES, MANUFACTURING, TRANSPORTATION, COSTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ITERATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING


Subject Categories : ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
      OPERATIONS RESEARCH


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE