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Optimization example: workforce scheduling model

In staff scheduling, a nurse manager may be trying to staff her floor in the best way for the coming week. What can happen if this is done informally, by a “seat of the pants” approach?
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Optimization: basic concepts and potential benefits

Optimization is yet another important field in mathematics and engineering, with many useful real-life applications in planning and other areas. In essence, it is a mathematical approach to solving problems that have as a general goal finding the best outcome possible.
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