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Frank Hoffmann (fhoffman@cs.berkeley.edu)
Sat, 20 Nov 1999 20:20:47 +0100 (MET)

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>From : "Augustine O. Esogbue" <aesogbue@isye.gatech.edu>

Decision Criteria and Optimal Inventory Processes

by
Baoding Liu
Dept. of Applied Mathematics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, PR of China

Augustine O. Esogbue
School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of
Technlogy,
Atlanta, USA

INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT
SCIENCE 20

Decision Criteria and Optimal Inventory Processes provides a theoretical
and practical
introduction to decision criteria and inventory processes. Inventory
theory is presented
by focusing on the analysis and processes underlying decision criteria.
Included are
many state-of-the-art criterion models as background material. These
models are
extended to the authors' newly developed fuzzy criterion models which
constitute a
general framework for the study of stochastic inventory models with
special focus on
the real world inventory theoretic reservoir operations problems. The
applications of
fuzzy criterion dynamic programming models are illustrated by reservoir
operations
including the integrated network of reservoir operation and the open
inventory network
problems.

An interesting feature of this book is the special attention it pays to
the analysis of some
theoretical and applied aspects of fuzzy criteria and dynamic fuzzy
criterion models,
thus opening up a new way of injecting the much-needed type of non-cost,
intuitive, and
easy-to-use methods into multi-stage inventory processes. This is
accomplished by
constructing and optimizing the fuzzy criterion models developed for
inventory
processes.

Practitioners in operations research, management science, and
engineering will find
numerous new ideas and strategies for modeling real world multi-stage
inventory
problems, and researchers and applied mathematicians will find this work
a stimulating
and useful reference.

Contents
Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Economic Criterion Models. 3.
Multidimensional Economic
Criterion Models. 4. Bayesian Solutions of Economic Criterion Models. 5.
Minimax
Solutions of Economic Criterion Models. 6. Probability Criterion Models.
7. Multistage
Game with Probability Criterion. 8. Fuzzy Criterion Decision Processes.
9. Multidimensional Fuzzy Criterion Dynamic Programming. 10. Further
Research and Extensions.

Kluwer Academic Publishers
Appendix: A.1. Compact and Convex Sets. A.2. Continuous and Convex
Functions. A.3.
Convergence of Sequence. A.4. Borel Functions and Optimization.
Bibliography. Index.

February 1999, 224 pp.
Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-8468-7
NLG 255.00/USD 125.00/GBP 82.00

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