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dc.contributor.advisorLawphongpanich, Siriphong
dc.contributor.authorMatuszewski, Douglas F.
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:33:12Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:33:12Z
dc.date.issued1994-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28431
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis addresses the problem of placing active duty nurse recruiters at recruiting stations for the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC). The problem can be formulated as an integer programming problem which is generally known as the uncapacitated plant location problem. The objective is to maximize the yearly production of nurse commissions, a random component of the problem. To account for this random variability, Poisson regression was used to estimate the average number of commissions from a school based on distance to recruiter, nurse unemployment, local nurse salary, and number of nursing students in the graduating class. When implemented, the problem generates a large number of variables and constraints. The cpu time required to solve the problem optimally is not practical. Instead, a greedy heuristic was used. Based on several small random problems, the heuristic provides solutions within 5% of optimality on the average. To illustrate possible uses of solutions to the problem, several applications are also discusseden_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/optimizationmode00matu
dc.format.extent47 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshOperations Researchen_US
dc.titleOptimization models for placing nurse recruitersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWhitaker, Lyn R.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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