MgS 4120. Optimal Resource Allocation
Monday 7:15-9:45 324 Aderhold Spring 2010 Click here for Syllabus

Thomas Whalen Ph.D.

Schedule
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Read
before
class!
Whalen  & Churchill Textbook
2010 Edition: p 1-27     p 28-49      p 50-73       Problems p. 74-81

1 Jan
11

1-12
The Management Science process
Objectives and Constraints
A Very Simple Resource Allocation Problem
 
Sensitivity Analysis
Widgets/Gadgets Basic
Widgets/Gadgets Graph
Gray Box Diagram


Jan
18
Martin Luther King Holiday

2 Jan
 25
11-12
"Allowable" Increases and Decreases
Overtime and expansion at Widgetrs&Gadgets
Juicy Probklems


3 Feb
 1
13-27 Simple Resource Allocation:  Beau Jarble
Dimensional Analysis,  Sensitivity Analysis
Supplementary Variables
Beau Jarble Spreadsheet w/ Graph  
Jarble w/ Cost Accounting
Jarble w/Supplementary Variables

Turn in Homework 1:
Seasick memo

4 Feb
 8
28-38
Resource allocation: multiple products
Multiple Products with Supplementary Variables for cost accounting
 Hardcase
In-class "lab:" 
Hammersham

5
Feb
15
39-41
Financial Allocation; Formulation Issues
Proportionality Constraints
Neighborly Loans
Turn in Homework 2: 
Hammersham printout
6
Feb
22
42-45
Shift Coverage
Assignment Problems: Intro to Matrices
Scheduling Waiters
Yödelheim Ministry of Transport
Assigning Salesmen
Child Placement 
In-class "lab:"  Crashcar
Enterprises (problem 2)

7 Mar
 1
1-45
In Class Midterm



March 8: Spring Break

8 Mar
 15
46-49 Linear Transportation Models
 
Trans-Shipment with limited capacity routes
Trans-Shipment w/ limited capacity warehouses
Transportation Problems
Georgia Crackers
Toxic Waste Cleanup
Turn in Homework 3:
Crashcar printout
In-class "lab:" Yups
R Us (problem  8)
9 Mar
22
50-55
Simple Blending:
Total Cost, 1 Blend, 2 Inputs, s.t. underlying qual.
Cost/gallon, 1 Blend, 2 Inputs, s.t. underlying qual
Contribution, 1 Blend, 3 Inputs, s.t.ingred. %

Eggs vs Oatmeal
Bad Boyz Breakfast
Snako Oil: one product
Turn in Homework
4: Yups R Us
10
Mar
29
56-68
Multiple Blending:
Contribution, 2 Blends, 3 Inputs, s.t. ingred. %
Blending labor

Snako Oil: two products
Home Theaters
Project 1 Due
11 Apr
5
69-73
77
Multi-Period Inventory

Single & Multi-Period Finance
6-month Ecowagen
EcoWagen  prob 6
Capital Budgeting
Turn in Homework 5:
Snako memo
12 Apr
12
76
Production, Inventory, Finance all together! FollyGlass prob 5
Questions
Turn in Homework 6:
Simplified Sna
ko
13 Apr
19

Goal Programming 
Widgets and Gadgets
Advertising Media
Project 2 Due
14 Apr
26

Portfolios by Quadratic Programming 
Ticket Price: Quadratic & Binary Programming
Portfolios 
Ticket price

15 May
  3

Summary and Review
Q&A on final and project
Preview of Final
Monday
May 10

Project 3 Due: click for cover sheet
Final Exam Due  


Project and final must be turned in ON PAPER in the Managerial Sciences office on the 10th floor of 35 Broad Street by 5PM Monday May 10.
You may also fax the project and final to 1-626-605-2586 (Note this is not an Atlanta area number)
Projects and finals will not be accepted by email except pdf