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Linear Programming Basics

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Linear programming (LP) is a mathematical optimization tool that can help managers plan and execute operations more efficiently through a better use of resources. The range of problems that can be treated with LP is wide. This note reviews the basics of the technique, explains how to use it with a spreadsheet solver and discusses two typical cases where it is useful.
Bibliographic citation: Martínez de Albéniz, Victor, "Linear Programming Basics", IESE, PN-477-E, 09/2011
Date: 16/09/2011
Author(s): Martínez de Albéniz, Victor
Document type: Technical Note
Department: Production, Technology and Operations Management
Languages: English