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    IE 271 Operations Analysis and  Design Lecture 6 Scientific Problem Solving Approach
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Scientific Problem Solving Process Problem Definition Problem Analysis Search for possible solutions Evaluation of alternatives Recommendation for action
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Problem Definition Preceded by problem identification List of symptoms such as high cost, low output etc. Define the problem broadly at the beginning Greater freedom for imagination and creativity Better flexibility in the development of alternative solutions Information should be obtained concerning the magnitude of the importance of the problem and the time available for its solution! The problem presenting the greatest oppurtunity should receive the greatest attention.
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Problem Definition (cont’d) Define the problem independently of the current practice Define the problem broadly Constraints and restrictions should be as few as possible at this stage The definition should not be solution oriented Objectives must clearly be stated Attempt to divide the problem into smaller problems or question if the problem is a sub-problem of a larger problem
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Example Problem Definition–  Seabrook Farms, NJ Planted peas in 7000 acres of land each year from early March through April 1 st During the harvesting season many acres of peas would be ripe at the same time Pickers, shellers and quick freeze crews would work around the clock Because of delay in harvesting some peas were overripe and poor in quality How would you define the problem here?
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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