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A Simple Optimization DSS for Production Planning at Dairyman's Cooperative Creamery Association

Robert S. Sullivan and Stephen C. Secrest
Interfaces
Vol. 15, No. 5 (Sep. - Oct., 1985), pp. 46-53
Published by: INFORMS
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25060742
Page Count: 8
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A Simple Optimization DSS for Production Planning at Dairyman's Cooperative Creamery Association
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Abstract

A small optimization-based decision support system was designed and implemented on a microcomputer at Dairyman's Cooperative Creamery Association. The milk flow analysis program, used for daily production planning and inventory forecasting, relieves plant supervisors of about four hours a day of overwhelming hand calculations. In addition, the system has improved interaction between all levels of management.

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