Author(s): Barry Render, Ralph M. Stair, Michael E. Hanna, Trevor S. HaleDifference between 12th and 11th editions Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes. |

**Key differences between 12th and 11th editions**

- Time lapse between previous and latest publications: 3 years (2011 vs 2014).
- The Twelfth Ed. contains is 64 pages less than the Eleventh Ed.
- The major differences between 12th and 11th Editions are summarized below:
**Chapter 1**"Introduction to Quantitative Analysis":- New section "Business Analytics".
- 2 new problems.
**Chapter 2**"Probability Concepts and Applications" has two new problems.**Chapter 3**"Decision Analysis" has new sections:- A Minimization Example
- Using Software for Payoff Table Problems
**Chapter 4**"Regression Models" has 5 new problems and one new QA in Action box.**Chapter 5**"Forecasting" includes new section "Adjusting for Seasonal Variations" and 5 new problems.**Chapter 6**"Inventory Control Models" includes 2 new QA in Action boxes, 4 new problems, and one new Modeling in the Real World.**Chapter 8**"Linear Programming Applications":- New case study "Cable & Moore".
- New QA in Action summary.
- The section "Transportation Applications" has been moved to the Chapter 9.
- New section "Other Linear Programming Applications".
**Chapter 9**"Transportation, Assignment, and Network Models" has been reorganized and presents all of the distribution, assignment, and network models that were earlier in two separate chapters.**Chapter 11**"Project Management" includes 2 new end-of-chapter problems and 3 new QA in Action boxes.**Chapter 12**"Waiting Lines and Queuing Theory Models" includes 2 new end-of-chapter problems.**Chapter 13**"Simulation Modeling":- New case study "FB Badpoore Aerospace".
- New Modeling in the Real World vignette.
- New QA in Action box.
**Chapter 14**"Markov Analysis" includes new QA in Action box and 2 new end-of-chapter problems.**Chapter 15**"Statistical Quality Control" includes new Modeling in the Real World vignette, new QA in Action box, and 2 new end-of-chapter problems.- New Module 8 "Transportation, Assignment, and Network Algorithms"

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