We present a mixed integer nonlinear mathematical programming model, covering a broad range of operations research (OR)-related topics. The case is designed to allow students to use knowledge acquired from OR and management science classes to model, analyze, and provide concrete solutions for the considered problem. Because of its high practicality, this exercise is an ideal tool to make the OR domain more accessible and to learn how to balance a problem’s complexity with the availability of algorithms for its solution. The case has been proposed as a competitive challenge and has been assigned both to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in management engineering and students pursuing a master’s degree in industrial engineering. Students were grouped into working teams, and all teams competed against each other to get the best solution to win the challenge. Both the work-in-team and the challenge settings have been enjoyed by the students. During three lectures of 90 minutes, a brief review of OR-related tools and a detailed description and analysis of the case study have been provided to the students. Successive periodic debriefing meeting sessions have been scheduled to engage and monitor students during project development.

Case article — Production and distribution optimization of beach equipment for the marinero company

Manno A.;
2019

Abstract

We present a mixed integer nonlinear mathematical programming model, covering a broad range of operations research (OR)-related topics. The case is designed to allow students to use knowledge acquired from OR and management science classes to model, analyze, and provide concrete solutions for the considered problem. Because of its high practicality, this exercise is an ideal tool to make the OR domain more accessible and to learn how to balance a problem’s complexity with the availability of algorithms for its solution. The case has been proposed as a competitive challenge and has been assigned both to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in management engineering and students pursuing a master’s degree in industrial engineering. Students were grouped into working teams, and all teams competed against each other to get the best solution to win the challenge. Both the work-in-team and the challenge settings have been enjoyed by the students. During three lectures of 90 minutes, a brief review of OR-related tools and a detailed description and analysis of the case study have been provided to the students. Successive periodic debriefing meeting sessions have been scheduled to engage and monitor students during project development.
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