1. 250+ Words – Please cite from readings – attached. Use Healthcare for profession – Explain the importance of correctly stating the objective function and constraints in linear optimization problems. Using examples from your professional experience, describe the problems that could result if the objective function and constraints are not stated properly. Why did these problems arise? Support your anecdotal evidence with support and rationale from the readings.
2. 250+ Words – Please cite from readings – attached. Use Healthcare for profession – Describe a workforce scheduling, a blending, and a logistics problem facing your current organization or industry. What is being optimized in each of your examples and why? How do linear optimization techniques differ from decision tree analysis? Which are more applicable to the examples you identified? Support your response with rationale from the readings.
Readings & Attached
Modeling a Department Course Scheduling Problem Using Integer Programming: A Spreadsheet-Based Approach
Read “Modeling a Department Course Scheduling Problem Using Integer Programming: A Spreadsheet-Based Approach,” by Kumar, from Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal (2014).
2. Optimization Modeling With Spreadsheets
Review the online eBook, Optimization Modeling With Spreadsheets (2nd ed.), by Baker (2011), available through Books 24×7 in the GCU Library. Refer to this resource as needed to complete the Topic 6 problem set and the Topic 7 Benchmark Assignment.