Linear programming is a problem-solving approach developed for situations involving maximizing or minimizing a linear function subject to linear con- straints that limit the degree to which the objective can be pursued.
Integer Linear Programming Integer linear programming is an approach used for prob- lems that can be set up as linear programs with the additional requirement that some or all of the decision recommendations be integer values.
Simulation Simulation is a technique used to model the operation of a complex system. This technique employs a computer program to model the operation and perform simula- tion computations.
Decision Analysis Decision analysis can be used to determine optimal strategies in situations involving several decision alternatives and an uncertain or risk-filled pattern of future events.