Linear Programming Basics

  • Reference: PN-477-E

  • Number of pages: 12

  • Publication Date: Sep 16, 2011

  • Source: IESE (España)

  • Type of Document: Technical Note

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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.


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