Applied Operational Research and Analysis Techniques

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Michael Tangredi


This thesis is a mathematical analysis of Foam Enterprises, a small corporation in the Twin Cities. Through interaction with the,. I heard of several problems occurring at that time which were being dealt with in a mathematical fashion. The first involves the profitability of two main clients of Foam Enterprises. The second deals with the production capacity of the two current plants and the distribution of products to customers. Each problem was then described in detail. The general mathematical approaches were stated for each problem and important circumstances which could affect the procedure were given. In turn, the results of the procedure used for each problem were shown and discussed. The assumptions made earlier were discussed more thoroughly and the nature of each outcome was analyzed. Significant answers were found to each problem, yet at the same time this thesis showed how further research on this topic may be done.