By Saul I. Gass
An Annotated Timeline of Operations study: a casual background recounts the evolution of Operations learn (OR) as a brand new technological know-how - the technological know-how of selection making. bobbing up from the pressing operational problems with international warfare II, the philosophy and method of OR has permeated the solution of determination difficulties in company, undefined, and govt. The Timeline chronicles the heritage of OR within the type of self-contained, expository entries. each one access provides a concise rationalization of the occasions and folks less than dialogue, and offers key assets the place additional proper details should be acquired. furthermore, books and papers that experience inspired the advance of OR or helped to coach the 1st generations of OR teachers and practitioners are mentioned in the course of the publication. beginning in 1564 with seminal rules that shape the precursors of OR, the Timeline strains the foremost principles and occasions of OR via 2004. The Timeline should still curiosity someone serious about OR - researchers, practitioners, teachers, and, specially, scholars - who desire to find out how OR got here into being. extra, the scope and expository kind of the Timeline may still make it of worth to the final reader drawn to the improvement of technological know-how and know-how within the final 1/2 the 20 th century.
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