Book Description

About the Author Stephen G. Powell has been Professor of Business Administration at Dartmouth College since 1987. He teaches courses in management science, including the core Decision Science course, and electives in the Art of Modeling and Applications of Simulation. His research interests include modeling production lines and service sector business processes, as well as how novices formulate models and use models in decision making. He is co-author of The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets, with Ken Baker, and recipient of the 2001 INFORMS Prize for Teaching of OR/MS Practice. He is also working with the Tuck Spreadsheet Engineering Research Project, a three-year project to study how individuals and organizations use spreadsheets and to identify best practices. Ken Baker is a faculty member at Dartmouth College. He is currently Nathaniel Leverone Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business and also Adjunct Professor at the Thayer School of Engineering. At Dartmouth, he has taught courses relating to Decision Science, Manufacturing Management, and Environmental Management. Over the years, much of his teaching and research has dealt with Production Planning and Control, and he is widely known for his textbook, Elements of Sequencing and Scheduling, in addition to a variety of technical articles. He has served as Tuck School?s Associate Dean and directed the Tuck School?s management development programs in the manufacturing area. In 2001, he was named a Fellow of INFORMS? Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Society. Read more