For courses in Operations Management, Management Science/Quantitative Methods.
POM-QM for Windows is the most user-friendly Windows software available. This software package features separate modules covering topics in both operations management and management science. Continued author support is available via e-mail and on our website @ www.prenhall.com/weiss
What topics to you emphasize the use of software? Do you worry about the lead time it will take to get students up to speed on the software? Would you be interested in a user-friendly package that allows students to focus on the interpretation of the results to make informed business decisions ?
User Friendliness. We have combined all three packages (POM, QM, and DS for Windows) into one package in order that all models will be available to the students - especially students who take both an Operations Management Course and a Quantitative Methods course. It still allows for student choice of which to select from in menu (POM, QM or both) to minimize confusion.
Tutorials have been added to walk students through certain operations "step-by-step" in the Help menu.
A manual in PDF format has been added so that users may easily access the manual while running the program or print pages from the manual. The examples used in the manual are included in the installation.
An overview tab has been added to the problem creation screen to help describe the options that are available.
More user customization options are available in the User Information section under the Help menu.
Do you wide assortments of techniques that model the topics you cover in class?
- Module Enhancements. There are both new and enhanced models in Aggregate Planning, Forecasting, Inventory, Location, Quality Control, Statistics and especially Decision Analysis which now has a graphical user interface for decision trees.
There are more output displays for Assembly Line Balancing, Job Shop Scheduling, Forecasting, Linear Programming, and Project Management.
There are improved displays of linear and integer programming models, decision trees, and project management results.
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