By Gérard Cornuéjols

This monograph offers new and chic proofs of classical effects and makes tough effects available. The integer programming versions referred to as set packing and set overlaying have a large diversity of purposes. occasionally, because of the specified constitution of the constraint matrix, the ordinary linear programming leisure yields an optimum answer that's quintessential, hence fixing the challenge. occasionally, either the linear programming leisure and its twin have critical optimum options. lower than which stipulations do such integrality stipulations carry? this query is of either theoretical and functional curiosity. Min-max theorems, polyhedral combinatorics, and graph concept all come jointly during this wealthy quarter of discrete arithmetic. This monograph offers numerous of those attractive effects because it introduces mathematicians to this energetic sector of study.

To inspire learn at the many interesting open difficulties that stay, Dr. Cornuéjols is supplying a $5000 prize to the 1st paper fixing or refuting all the 18 conjectures defined within the publication. to say one of many prizes pointed out within the preface, papers needs to be authorised through a high quality refereed magazine (such as magazine of Combinatorial concept B, Combinatorica, SIAM magazine on Discrete arithmetic, or others to be decided through Dr. Cornuéjols) earlier than 2020. Claims has to be despatched to Dr. Cornuéjols at Carnegie Mellon collage in the course of his lifetime.

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The international manufacturing manager usually faces an ex post evaluation of his/her international sourcing decisions over a rather short term period (in the range of a few months to less than two years) and with the use of cost data that reflects the actually realized (as compared to the planned or expected over the long run) macroeconomic data. , development of a supplier network that is relatively insensitive to the potential realizations of the macroeconomic parameters over the planning horizon, as a more appropriate approach for supplier selection in the volatile international environment.

The problem can be easily motivated within the context of planning multi-item orders in a limited storage space warehouse or retail facility. The facility orders n different items to meet forecasted demand over a planning horizon, with the main cost considerations involving economies of scale from ordering large quantities (as reflected in ordering costs per placed order) and inventory holding costs. Let us assume that the items are ordered in standardized containers that require a unit of storage space, and Di is the demand for item i in terms of the number of such containers.

M. , 501-511. 1 THE ROBUST DISCRETE OPTIMIZATION PROBLEM The main objective of this chapter is to discuss the formulation of an optimization problem the solution of which leads to the identification of robust decisions. In Chapter 1 we formally defined the Robustness Approach to Decision Making. According to our discussion, three different robustness criteria can be used for the selection of the robust decision. esF. esF. min max(J(X,D S) ses Relative Robustness: The relative robust decision XR is such that 26 P.