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To learn more about Cengage Learning Solutions, visit www. To Mary, my wonderful wife, best friend, and constant companion And to our Welsh Corgi, Bryn, who still just wants to play ball S.
To my wonderful family Vivian, Jennifer, and Gregory W. About the Authors S. Christian Albright got his B. His teaching included courses in management science, computer simulation, and statistics to all levels of business students: undergraduates, MBAs, and doctoral students. He has published over 20 articles in leading operations research journals in the area of applied probability, and he has authored several books, including Practical Management Science, Data Analysis and Decision Making, Data Analysis for Managers, Spreadsheet Modeling and Applications, and VBA for Modelers.
On the personal side, Chris has been married to his wonderful wife Mary for 46 years. They have a special family in Philadelphia: their son Sam, his wife Lindsay, and their two sons, Teddy and Archer.
Chris has many interests outside the academic area. They include activities with his family especially traveling with Mary , going to cultural events, power walking, and reading. And although he earns his livelihood from statistics and management science, his real passion is for playing classical music on the piano.
Wayne L. Winston received his B. Winston has published over 20 articles in leading journals and has won more than 45 teaching awards, including the school-wide MBA award six times. His current interest is in showing how spreadsheet models can be used to solve business problems in all disciplines, particularly in finance, sports, and marketing.
Wayne enjoys swimming and basketball, and his passion for trivia won him an appearance several years ago on the television game show Jeopardy, where he won two games.
He is married to the lovely and talented Vivian. They have two children, Gregory and Jennifer. CASE Preface Practical Management Science provides a spreadsheetbased, example-driven approach to management science. Our initial objective in writing the book was to reverse negative attitudes about the course by making the subject relevant to students. We intended to do this by imparting valuable modeling skills that students can appreciate and take with them into their careers.
We are very gratified by the success of previous editions. The book has exceeded our initial objectives. We are especially pleased to hear about the success of the book at many other colleges and universities around the world. The acceptance and excitement that has been generated has motivated us to revise the book and make the current edition even better. When we wrote the first edition, management science courses were regarded as irrelevant or uninteresting to many business students, and the use of spreadsheets in management science was in its early stages of development.
Much has changed since the first edition was published in , and we believe that these changes are for the better. We have learned a lot about the best practices of spreadsheet modeling for clarity and communication. We have also developed better ways of teaching the materials, and we understand more about where students tend to have difficulty with the concepts. These companies, through their enthusiastic support, have further enhanced the realism of the examples included in this book.
Our objective in writing the first edition was very simple—we wanted to make management science relevant and practical to students and professionals. The best way to learn modeling concepts is by working through examples and solving an abundance of problems. This active learning approach is not new, but our text has more fully developed this approach than any book in the field.
The feedback we have received from many of you has confirmed the success of this pedagogical approach for management science. We integrate modeling into all functional areas of business. This is an important feature because the majority of business students major in finance and marketing. Almost all competing textbooks emphasize operations management—related examples. Although these examples are important, and many are included in the book, the application of modeling to problems in finance and marketing is too important to ignore.
Throughout the book, we use real examples from all functional areas of business to illustrate the power of spreadsheet modeling to all of these areas. At Indiana University, this led to the development of two advanced MBA electives in finance and marketing that built upon the content in this book.
Teach Modeling, Not Just Models. Throughout the book, we stress the logic associated with model development, and we discuss solutions in this context. Whereas all textbooks contain problem sets for students to practice, we have carefully and judiciously crafted the problems and cases contained in this book.
Most of the problems following sections of chapters ask students to extend the examples in the preceding section. The end-of-chapter problems then ask students to explore new models. Solutions for all of the problems and cases are provided to adopting instructors. In addition, shell files templates are available for many of the problems for adopting instructors. The shell files contain the basic structure of the problem with the relevant formulas omitted.
By adding or omitting hints in individual solutions, instructors can tailor these shell files to best meet the specific needs of students. New to the Sixth Edition The immediate reason for the sixth edition was the introduction of Excel Admittedly, this is not really a game changer, but it does provide new features that ought to be addressed.
In addition, once we were motivated by Excel to revise the book, we saw the possibility for other changes that will hopefully improve the book. In particular, all screenshots are from this newest version of Excel. However, the changes are not dramatic, and users of Excel , Excel , and even Excel should have no trouble following. Even though these problems are basically the same as before, the new data results in different solutions.
Similarly, the time series data in several of the chapter examples have been updated. A new chapter on Data Mining has been added. It covers classification problems including a section on neural networks and clustering.
To keep the size of the physical book roughly the same as before, the chapter on Inventory and Supply Chain Models has been moved online as Chapter This provides an enhanced learning environment for both instructors and students. Importantly, dozens of new multiple choice questions are included in MindTap.
These are not of the memorization variety. They are intended to help instructors where grading in large classes is a serious issue. It gives you the instructor complete control of your course, so you can provide engaging content, challenge every learner, and build student confidence. You can customize interactive syllabi to emphasize priority topics, then add your own material or notes to the eBook as desired.
This outcomes-driven application gives you the tools needed to empower your students and boost both understanding and performance. In addition, the full textbook is available for smartphone via the MindTap mobile app.
This gives your students the power to read, listen, and study on their phones, so that they can learn in the way best suited to them. Empower Students to Reach their Potential Twelve distinct metrics give you actionable insights into student engagement. You can identify topics troubling your entire class and instantly communicate with those struggling. Students can track their scores to stay motivated towards their goals. Students can even read your notes, add their own, and highlight key text to aid their learning.
It is backed by a personalized team eager to support you. We can help set up your Preface Copyright Cengage Learning. You can be confident that we will be standing by to help you and your students until the final day of the term. Student Website Access to the companion site for this text can be found at cengage.
The site includes access to the student problem files, example files, case files, an Excel tutorial, and SolverTable. Note: An access code is not needed to access this software; only the index that is in the back of this textbook is needed to download the Decision Tools Suite.
Software We continue to be very excited about offering the most comprehensive suite of software ever available with a management science textbook. This software is available free with new copies of the sixth edition. The following Palisade software is available from www.
This software is not available with any competing textbook and comes in an educational version that is only slightly scaleddown from the expensive commercial version.
Although it is no longer maintained, StatPro is still freely available from www. SolverTable provides data table— like sensitivity output for optimization models that is easy to interpret.
Example Files, Data Sets, Problem Files, and Cases Also on the student website are the Excel files for all of the examples in the book, as well as many data files required for problems and cases.
As in previous editions, there are two versions of the example files: a completed version and a template to get students started.
Because this book is so example- and problemoriented, these files are absolutely essential. There are also a few extra example files, in Extra Examples folders, that are available to instructors and students.
These extras extend the book examples in various ways. Ancillaries Instructor Materials Adopting instructors can obtain all resources online. Please go to login. Among other things, the instructor website includes errata for each edition. VBA allows you to develop decision support systems around the spreadsheet models.
An example appears near the end of Chapter 3. This use of VBA has been popular with our students, and many instructors have expressed interest in learning how to do it. It assumes no prior experience in computer programming, but it progresses rather quickly to the Preface xv Copyright Cengage Learning. This is not only fun, but students quickly learn to appreciate its power.
Acknowledgments good ones, and we have attempted to incorporate them. First, we want to thank our original editor Curt Hinrichs. Second, we were then lucky to move from one great editor to another in Charles McCormick. Charles is a consummate professional. He was both patient and thorough, and his experience in the publishing business ensured that the tradition Curt started was carried on.
We hope to continue working with Aaron far into the future. We would also enjoy hearing from you—we can be reached by e-mail. Winston [email protected] Mac Users We are perfectly aware that more students, maybe even the majority of students, are now using Macs. There are two possible solutions for you Mac users.
First, you can use a Windows emulation program such as Boot Camp or Parallels. Our Mac users at IU have been doing this for years with no problems. Second, you can use Excel for the Mac, with the latest version highly recommended.
Its user interface is now very similar to the Windows version, so it should be easy to get used to. However, you should be aware that not everything will work. Specifically, the Palisade and SolverTable add-ins will not work with Excel for Mac, and this is not likely to change in the future.
Also, some features of Excel for Windows mostly advanced features not covered in this book such as pivot charts and histograms have not yet been incorporated in Excel for the Mac. We have been teaching management science for decades, and companies have been using the management science methods discussed in this book for decades to improve performance and save millions of dollars.
Indeed, the applied journal Interfaces, discussed later in this chapter, has chronicled management science success stories for years. Therefore, we were a bit surprised when a brand new term, Business Analytics BA , became hugely popular several years ago.
All of a sudden, BA promised to be the road to success. The truth is that BA does use the same quantitative methods that have been the hallmark of management science for years, the same methods you will learn in this book.
The main difference is that BA uses big data to solve business problems and provide insights. Companies now have access to huge sources of data, 1 Copyright Cengage Learning. In short, the same quantitative methods that have been available for years can now be even more effective by utilizing big data and the corresponding algorithms and technology. Among other things, it lists areas where BA plays a prominent role, including the following: retail sales analytics; financial services analytics; risk and credit analytics; marketing analytics; pricing analytics; supply chain analytics; and transportation analytics.
If you glance through the examples and problems in this book, you will see that most of them come from these same areas. This page article discusses what BA is and provides several case studies.
In addition, it lists three key competencies people need to compete successfully in the BA world—and hopefully you will be one of these people. This competency involves expertise in a variety of techniques for managing data. Given the key role of data in BA methods, data quality is extremely important. With data coming from a number of disparate sources, both internal and external to an organization, achieving data quality is no small feat.
We were not surprised, but rather very happy, to see this competency listed among the requirements because these skills are exactly the skills we cover throughout this book—optimization with advanced quantitative algorithms, simulation, and others.
This refers to the culture within the organization. Everyone involved, especially top management, must believe strongly in fact-based decisions arrived at using analytical methods. The article argues persuasively that the companies that have these competencies and have embraced BA have a distinct competitive advantage over companies that are just starting to use BA methods or are not using them at all.
This explains the title of the article. The gap between companies that embrace BA and those that do not will only widen in the future. One final note about the relationship between BA and management science is that the journal Management Science published a special issue in June with an emphasis on BA. As you study this book, you will see examples of most of the topics listed in this quote. The subject of management science has evolved for more than 60 years and is now a mature field within the broad category of applied mathematics.
This book emphasizes both the applied and mathematical aspects of management science. Beginning in this chapter and continuing throughout the rest of the book, we discuss many successful management science applications, where teams of highly trained people have implemented solutions to the problems faced by major companies and have saved these companies millions of dollars.
Many airlines, banks, and oil companies, for example, could hardly operate as they do today without the support of management science. In this book, we will lead you through the solution procedure for many interesting and realistic problems, and you will experience firsthand what is required to solve these problems successfully. Because we recognize that most of you are not highly trained in mathematics, we use Excel spreadsheets to solve problems, which makes the quantitative analysis much more understandable and intuitive.
The key to virtually every management science application is a mathematical model. In simple terms, a mathematical model is a quantitative representation, or idealization, of a real problem. This representation might be phrased in terms of mathematical expressions equations and inequalities or as a series of related cells in a spreadsheet. We prefer the latter, especially for teaching purposes, and we concentrate primarily on spreadsheet models in this book.
However, in either case, the purpose of a mathematical model is to represent the essence of a problem in a concise form. This has several advantages. First, it enables managers to understand the problem better. In particular, the model helps to define the scope of the problem, the possible solutions, and the data requirements.
Second, it allows analysts to use a variety of the mathematical solution procedures that have been developed over the past half century. In this introductory chapter, we begin by discussing a relatively simple example of a mathematical model. Then we discuss the distinction between modeling and a collection of models. Next, we discuss a seven-step modeling process that can be used, in essence if not in strict conformance, in most successful management science applications.
Finally, we discuss why the study of management science is valuable, not only to large corporations, but also to students like you who are about to enter the business world.
Models that simply describe a situation are called descriptive models. Other models that suggest a desirable course of action are called optimization models.
To get started, consider the following simple example of a mathematical model. It begins as a descriptive model, but it then becomes an optimization model. A Descriptive Model A company faces capital budgeting decisions. This type of model is discussed in detail in Chapter 6.
There are seven potential investments. Each has an investment cost and a 1. Figure 1. These are listed in Figure 1. The company must decide which of these seven investments to make. There are two constraints that affect the decisions. First, each investment is an all-or-nothing decision. The company either invests entirely in an investment, or it ignores the investment completely.
It is not possible to go part way, incurring a fraction of the cost and receiving a fraction of the revenues. The total cost of the investments it chooses cannot exceed this budget. With these constraints in mind, the company wants to choose the investments that maximize the total NPV.
A descriptive model can take at least two forms. One form is to show all of the elements of the problem in a diagram, as in Figure 1. This method, which will be used extensively in later chapters, helps the company to visualize the problem and to better understand how the elements of the problem are related.
Our conventions are to use red ovals for decisions, blue rectangles for given inputs, yellow rounded rectangles for calculations, and gray-bordered rectangles for objectives to optimize. These colors are visible when you open the files in Excel. Although the diagram in Figure 1. This can be accomplished with the second descriptive form of the model in Figure 1. Then simple Excel formulas that relate the decisions to the inputs in rows 5 and 6 can be used to calculate the total investment cost and the total NPV in cells B14 and B The company can use this model to investigate various decisions.
For example, the current set of decisions looks good in terms of total NPV, but it is well over budget. Figure 2. The latter shows the completed spreadsheet, along with helpful comments; the former shows just the labels and inputs, so that you can complete it according to the instructions in the book. The condition is any expression that is either true or false. The formulas in cells B12, B13, B15, and B16 are straightforward, so they are not repeated here.
You should always use some judgment when deciding how many range names to use. For layout, think about word on this example. As shown in later examples, whether certain data are best oriented in rows or you can create data tables to see how sensitive profit columns, whether your work is better placed in is to the inputs, the demand, and the order quantity. For You can also create charts to show any numerical documentation, use descriptive labels and headings, results graphically.
But this is enough for now. You color coding, cell comments, and text boxes to make can see that the model in Figure 2. It takes time and more readable and flexible than the original model careful planning to design and then document your in Figure 2. Because good spreadsheet style is so important, the appendix to this chapter discusses a few tools for editing and documenting your spreadsheet models.
Use these tools right away and as you progress through the book. However, in this two-color book shades of gray and blue , it is difficult to see the color-coding scheme. Scheidegger Business. The present entrepreneurial environment can be characterized by the speed of changes, rapidly developing ICT, and application of differentiated CRM, particularly in the area of logistics services.
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This version of Excel is basically a different product from Excel for Windows, with a very different look and feel. Excel or Excel for the Mac is a better choice. Its ribbon structure is very much like Excel for Windows, although it still has a menu bar that has some redundancies, given the ribbons. However, some of the features in Excel for Windows, notably quick analysis, flash fill, and Power Pivot, are still missing in Excel for the Mac.
These missing features are apparently being added through time, but we have no way of knowing when they might appear. Bottom line in my opinion : If you want to use a Mac and get the most from Excel, you should install Windows emulation software. How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.
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