Meat packing plant production planning: Application of mixed integer goal programming
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A mixed integer, goal programming model designed to aid in management of a meat packing plant is presented along with empirical applications demonstrating its use. Data collection, model conceptualization, model/data development, model refinement, and model use phases are discussed. The influences of model development and its use on managerial decision making are discussed. 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.