Accession Number : AD0762465

Title :   Alternate Formulations for Static Multi-Attribute Assignment Models.

Descriptive Note : Project rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s) : Srinivasan,V. ; Thompson,G. L.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : In an earlier issue of this journal, Charnes, Cooper, Niehaus and Stedry have provided different problem formulations to take into account the multiple attributes that organizations may consider in assigning men to jobs. The present paper shows that their formulations for static (i.e., when assignments are time independent) multi-attribute models can be reformulated either as standard assignment problems or as bottleneck assignment problems by suitably redefining the cost coefficients, with the result that optimal solutions with integer assignments can be guaranteed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LINEAR PROGRAMMING, ALGORITHMS), (*MANPOWER, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE