Accession Number : AD0695274

Title :   OPERATIONAL RESEARCH IN PRACTICE: REPORT OF A NATO CONFERENCE,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Davies,Max ; Verhulst,Michel

Report Date : 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 212

Abstract : The papers and discussions included in the book were given at a conference held in Paris during 1957, designed to promote and guide the development of Operational Research in NATO countries. The book gives and account of what operational research can do and describes how various operational research techniques have been applied to specific problems and groups of problems. The book is directed at high level administrators and executives in NATO countries, this distinguishes it from those works addressed to the technical level of operational workers themselves and makes it of particular value to those who want a broad view of the present usefulness of operational research and an insight into its potential and philosophy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPERATIONS RESEARCH, *SYMPOSIA), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, OPTIMIZATION, GAME THEORY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, WAR GAMES, LOGISTICS, TRANSPORTATION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MILITARY STRATEGY, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MILITARY RESEARCH, SCIENTISTS, EUROPE

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE