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objective function

a mathematical relationship that represents the objective of a problem solution



objective probability

the relative frequency with which a specific outcome in an experiment has been observed to occur in the long run



operating characteristics

average values for characteristics that describe a waiting line



opportunity cost table

a table derived in the solution to an assignment problem



optimal solution

the one best solution to a problem



optimistic time

one of three time estimates used in a beta distribution to determine an activity time; it is the shortest possible time it would take to complete an activity if everything went right



order cycle

the time period during which a maximum inventory level is depleted and a new order is received to bring inventory back to its maximum level



ordering cost

the cost a business incurs when it makes an order to replenish its inventory






Introduction to Management Science
Introduction to Management Science (10th Edition)
ISBN: 0136064361
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 358

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