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Recommended books/materials for practical applications of Operations Research in industry

Not solely dedicated to transportation, but Model Building in Mathematical Programming by Williams is a very good start for every beginner in modeling as it contains the theories on mathematical ...
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What are good reference books for introduction to operations research?

For books with a focus on industrial applications, see this other question of this forum As textbooks, I would recommend to have a look at: General Intro to OR: W. Winston. Operations Research: ...
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Recommended books/materials for practical applications of Operations Research in industry

Surprised that no one has yet mentioned "Applications of optimization with Xpress-mp". Of course it is focused on their Mosel language, but it contains many good applications. Also, a free PDF is ...
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Are there Operations Research books by world-famous authors made available on the web?

The Warehouse & Distribution Science by John J. Bartholdi III and Steven T. Hackman. From their site: This book is a work-in-progress. We are still revising and extending the material and ...
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Recommended books/materials for practical applications of Operations Research in industry

Joe Geunes's book Operations Planning does a nice job of teaching MIP modeling in an operations context (production, distribution, facility location, etc.).
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Recommended books/materials for practical applications of Operations Research in industry

Since the OP asked for Transportation domain, I recommend the following: Vehicle Routing: Problems, Methods, and Applications by Toth & Vigo: here In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: ...
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Where can I find resources to learn mathematical modelling for real life operation research problems like combinatorial optimization?

you may get many different answers but the one I have used for 20+ years is Model Building in Mathematical Programming by H.P.Williams Many models are in the OPL CPLEX examples and some other here
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Are there Operations Research books by world-famous authors made available on the web?

Just posted on January 16, 2020: Elements of Scheduling, collected and edited by Jan Karel Lenstra and David B. Shmoys This {pdf file} presents the fragments of a book on machine scheduling. Work on ...
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Recommended books/materials for practical applications of Operations Research in industry

The AIMMS Optimization Modeling book is freely available and very accessible. There are lots of worked examples going from problem description to example data and model formulation.
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Recommended books/materials for practical applications of Operations Research in industry

Production Planning by Mixed Integer Programming by Yves Pochet and Laurence A. Wolsey might fit the bill. Panos Padalos says on MathSciNet: "... Practitioners who are interested in using MIP solvers ...
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Recommended books/materials for practical applications of Operations Research in industry

Just to add a different flavor, there's a very good case study section in "The Theory and Practice of Revenue Management" by Talluri and Van Ryzin. Among other things, you will find some interesting ...
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Books for integer and mixed integer programming

I don't think you can start studying (mixed) integer programming without a solid understanding of Linear Programming. I would first read these 2 books: Linear Programming by Chvátal Introduction to ...
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Recommended books/materials for practical applications of Operations Research in industry

We wrote a book on Supply Chain Network Design. It is meant to be a practical guide to that problem. It starts with a simple network design formulation and then adds more to it throughout the book. ...
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Recommended books/materials for practical applications of Operations Research in industry

Also in the Transportation domain, a good case-by-case analysis book is Operational Research in Industry by Tito Ciriani. It covers problems from airline-fleet scheduling to designs for flexible ...
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Areas of mathematics to strengthen if interested in OR

Already I think you have a sufficiently strong math background for someone going into OR. Among your cohort in your Master's program there are likely to be students who have an undergraduate degree in ...
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Recommended books/materials for practical applications of Operations Research in industry

This is not really to learn how to model, but could be inspirational: I recently discovered this podcast from INFORMS, that I found very interesting as it is showcasing examples of OR in practice and ...
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Is Hillier F. Introductory to Operations Research a good book for a data analyst interested in Operation Research field?

You can consider going through below blogs: i) Erwin Kalvelagen's blog ii) Prof Paul Rubin's blog (https://orinanobworld.blogspot.com/) Interesting things about above blogs is that you can see ...
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Is Hillier F. Introductory to Operations Research a good book for a data analyst interested in Operation Research field?

For an idea of industrial applications of OR write large (minus the gory technical details), you might want to look at a few INFORMS publications. Analytics (aimed at the general public) and OR/MS ...
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Areas of mathematics to strengthen if interested in OR

I agree with Larry that you've already got most of what you need. I would suggest taking a look at numerical analysis. An understanding of convergence arguments for algorithms and, perhaps more ...
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Is there a book about the history of linear programming?

I suggest having a look at the following book: Grötschel, M. (Ed.). (2012). Optimization stories. Dt. Mathematiker-Vereinigung. The book has a number of chapters and in particular a chapter titled &...
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Recommended books/materials for practical applications of Operations Research in industry

This may be out of print but shouldn't be too hard to find. One of the best in my opinion on the Practical Aspects... Patrick Rivett's 'The Craft of Decision Modelling'
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Operations Research self-study resources for beginners

The book "Model Building in Mathematical Programming" by H. Paul Williams is a great resource. The first part is a practical approach to methods and the second part is all problems with description, ...
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Textbook recommendation for linear programming decomposition fundamentals

I propose reading the following textbook: Linear Programming and Network Flows by by Hanif D. Sherali, John J. Jarvis, and M. S. Bazaraa I read the first 7 chapters of the book a long time ago (...
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Looking for books in the same style as Hans Kellerer 2004, Knapsack Problems

I waited some time but apparently no easy answer here. Thanks for providing some more hints in the comments to your question. One specialty about the knapsack book is: it is a monograph, that is, ...
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Textbook recommendation for linear programming decomposition fundamentals

I took the course 42136 for Benders decomposition and Dantzig-Wolfe (DW) decomposition at Technical University of Denmark. Besides the textbook [conejo2006decomposition] (mentioned by @A.Omidi as well)...
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Recommended books/materials for practical applications of Operations Research in industry

Another good reference in my opinion : Network Flows by Ahuja et al. It focuses on ... networks as hinted by the title, but it is incredible all the problems that can be tackled with such structures. ...
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Recommended books/materials for practical applications of Operations Research in industry

Introduction to Operations Research (10th ed.) by Hiller and Liebermann is also a great book for concrete and complete examples of applications.
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What are the prerequisites for learning about operations research?

I would recommend starting with OR books/courses right away. You can learn a lot (e.g linear programming, integer programming, convex optimization) without a working knowledge of statistics. However, ...
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Maximum Flow Problem : Can someone refer me to accessible valuable resources

Here is one suggestion : Network Flows: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications by Ahuja, Magnanti, Orli. The maximum flow problem is delt with in chapters 6-8, but I suggest you read the ones before if ...
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Book recommendations on OPL

There are many useful references that can be found by googling. In the following you can find some of them: IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio OPL Language User’s Manual Introduction to Computational ...
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