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Amazon logo Denardo, Eric V. The Science of Decision Making: A Problem-Based Approach Using Excel. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2001. ISBN: 9780471318279.

1 Introduction

Fabritek Case
2 National Cranberry Cooperative Case  
3 Probability Denardo, Chapters 7 and 8
4 Probability (cont.) Denardo, Chapter 11
5 Stochastic Processes and Queueing Denardo, Chapters 13 and 14
6 Networks of Queues  
7 Inventory Denardo, Chapter 12, Sections 12.1 - 12.5
8 Inventory (cont.) Rest of Denardo, Chapter 12
9 Statistics  
10 Regression Some Additional Texts/References:

Amazon logo Box, G. E. P., W. G. Hunter, and J. S. Hunter. Statistics for Experimenters. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1978. ISBN: 9780471093152.

Amazon logo Ross, S. M. Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1987. ISBN: 9780471817529.

Amazon logo Pankratz, A. Forecasting with Dynamic Regression Models. New York: Wiley-Interscience, 1991. ISBN: 9780471615286.
11 Forecasting  
12 Optimization  
13 Optimization (cont.)  
14 Manufacturing System Overview

Simulation and Tutorial
  Midterm Exam  
15 Introduction to Simulation  
16 Monte-Carlo Simulation  
17 Discrete-Event Simulation  
18 Design and Analysis of Simulation Experiments  
19 Single-Part-Type, Multiple-Stage Systems  
20 Single-Part-Type, Multiple-Stage Systems (cont.)  
21 Single-Stage, Multiple-Type Systems  
22 Material Requirement Planning  
23 Toyota Production System  
24 Multi-Stage Control and Scheduling  
25 Multi-Stage Control and Scheduling (cont.)  
26 "The Goal"  
  Final Exam