Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
İST322OPERATIONS RESEARCHElective364
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to define the quantative techniques which were developed for the problems that must be solved by the managements of the private and public sectors.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ali Mert
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to comprehend fundamentals of optimization
2To employ network models
3To utilize project planning techniques
4Understand the importance of inventory control
5To obtain solution with using WinQSB software and interpret its outputs
6To solve problems about decision making theory and game theory
7To have knowledge about solving and modelling queueing
8Perceive the importance of usage of quantative technics
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Inroduction to Operations Research, Network Models, Planning and Management of a Project, Deterministic Inventory Models, Probabilistic Inventory Models, Decision and Game Theory, Wait Line Models
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Operations Reasearch, Mathematical Models , Quantitative Analysis and the Decision-Making Process, Description, Application Areas for Management Science Studies.Problem Solving with Guidance
2Network ModelsProblem Solving with Guidance
3Network ModelsProblem Solving with Guidance
4Project Management: CPM Problem Solving with Guidance
5PERT MethodProblem Solving with Guidance
6Deterministic Inventory Models: Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) Model, Economic Production Lot Size Model, Quantity Discounts for the EOQ Model Problem Solving with Guidance
7An Inventory Model with Planned ShortagesProblem Solving with Guidance
8Mid-term ExaminationProblem Solving with Guidance
9Probabilistic Inventory Models: P and Q Systems.Problem Solving with Guidance
10Probabilistic Inventory Models: P and Q Systems.Problem Solving with Guidance
11Decision Theory, Structuring the Decision Situation, Pay off Tables, Criteria for Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Problem Solving with Guidance
12Game Theory: Strategy, Game Matrix, Solving the Two-Person Zero-Sum Game, Maximin, Minimax, Minimax Regret, Hurwics, Problem Solving with Guidance
13The Graphical Solution Method, The Solution Method with Linear Programming Problem Solving with Guidance
14Wait Line Models: Arrival Distribution, Service Time Distribution, Queue Discipline, Single-Channel Waiting Line,Problem Solving with Guidance
15Multiple-Channel Waiting Line. Problem Solving with Guidance
16Final ExaminationProblem Solving with Guidance
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Readings 1.Yöneylem Araştırması, Ahmet Öztürk, U.Ü. İktisadi ve İdari Bil.Fak.,Ekin Kitabevi, Bursa, 2002 2. Yöneylem Araştırması, Aydın Ulucan, Hacettepe Üni., Siyasal Kitabevi, Ankara, 2004 3. Yöneylem Araştırması, Hamdy A. Taha, Çev: Ş.Alp Baray-Şakir Esnaf, İstanbul Üni., İşletme Fak., Literatür Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2000 4. Principles of Operation Research, Harvey M. Wagner, 1975 Recommended Readings 1. Yöneylem Araştırmasında Yararlanılan Karar Yöntemleri, Alptekin Esin, Gazi Üni., Ankara, 2003 2. Operations Management, Roberta S. Russell-Bernard N. Taylor, Amrica, 2003
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination13030
Final Examination13535
Problem Solving14228
Performance14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)121
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