Operations Research: Using the Graphical Method to Solve Linear Programs

Explains how linear programming (an operations research method for optimizing the allocation of resources) is a useful tool for managers planning single or multiple manufacturing facilities. Includes step-by-step instructions on: (1) how to translate a real-world problem into the linear programming equations necessary to create a valid model and (2) how to use the model to determine the optimal solution to the real-world problem.

Part of the Performance Excellence in the Wood Products Industry publication series.

EM 8719    Published October 1998    24 pages
December 2017