By Saul I. Gass
An Annotated Timeline of Operations examine: a casual History recounts the evolution of Operations examine (OR) as a brand new technological know-how - the technology of choice making. bobbing up from the pressing operational problems with international battle II, the philosophy and method of OR has permeated the solution of choice difficulties in enterprise, undefined, and executive. 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 other people lower than dialogue, and gives key resources the place extra correct details might be got. additionally, books and papers that experience encouraged the advance of OR or helped to coach the 1st generations of OR teachers and practitioners are mentioned during the publication. beginning in 1564 with seminal principles that shape the precursors of OR, the Timeline strains the most important rules and occasions of OR via 2004.
The Timeline should still curiosity someone fascinated about OR - researchers, practitioners, teachers, and, specially, scholars - who desire to learn the way OR got here into being. additional, the scope and expository variety of the Timeline should still make it of price to the overall reader attracted to the improvement of technology and know-how within the final half the 20th century.
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