Quantitative Analysis for Management
"Quantitative Analysis for Management, 12e, is a textbook aimed at helping undergraduate and graduate
students develop an in-depth understanding of business analytics, quantitative methods, and management
science. To enable students connect how the techniques presented in this book apply in the real world,
computer-based applications and examples are a major focus of this edition. Mathematical models, with all
the necessary assumptions, are presented in a clear and jargon-free language. The solution procedures are
then applied to example problems alongside step-by-step "how-to" instructions."
Table of Content
"Chapter 1 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
Chapter 2 Probability Concepts and Applications
Chapter 3 Decision Analysis
Chapter 4 Regression Models
Chapter 5 Forecasting
Chapter 6 Inventory Control Models
Chapter 7 Linear Programming Models: Graphical and Computer Methods
Chapter 8 Linear Programming Applications
Chapter 9 Transportation, Assignment, and Network Models
Chapter 10 Integer Programming, Goal Programming, and Nonlinear Programming
Chapter 11 Project Management
Chapter 12 Waiting Lines and Queuing Theory Models
Chapter 13 Simulation Modeling
Chapter 14 Markov Analysis
Chapter 15 Statistical Quality Control
1 Analytic Hierarchy Process M1-1
2 Dynamic Programming M2-1
3 Decision Theory and the Normal
4 Game Theory M4-1
5 Mathematical Tools: Determinants
and Matrices M5-1
6 Calculus-Based Optimization M6-1
7 Linear Programming: The Simplex
8 Transportation, Assignment, and
Network Algorithms M8-1"
"1) An introduction to business analytics is provided.
2) Excel 2013 is incorporated in all the chapters.
3) The transportation, assignment, and network models have been combined into one chapter (that is,
Chapter 9) focused on modeling with linear programming.
4) Specialized algorithms for the transportation, assignment, and network methods have been combined
into Online Module 8.
5) New examples, over 25 problems, 8 QA in Action applications, 4 Modeling in the Real World features,
and many new case studies have been added throughout the textbook. Other problems and case studies
have been updated."