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Zonotopes and mixtures management. (English) Zbl 0689.90024
New methods in optimization and their industrial uses, Proc. Symp., Pau/Fr. and Paris/Fr. 1987, ISNM, Int. Ser. Numer. Math. 87, 57-71 (1989).
[For the entire collection see Zbl 0679.00019.]
A new concept of geometric management of stock is presented in the case of an a priori uniform probability of the demand. In contrast to linear programming the convex set of mixtures used in the approach gives a global view of all production possibilities.
Reviewer: T.Sawik

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