Quantitative Methods for Decision Making Using Excel by Glyn DavisQuantitative Methods for Decision Making Using Excel by Glyn Davis

Quantitative Methods for Decision Making Using Excel

byGlyn Davis, Branko Pecar

Paperback | December 22, 2012

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Quantitative Methods for Decision Making is a comprehensive guide that provides students with the key techniques and methodology they will need to successfully engage with all aspects of quantitative analysis and decision making; both on their undergraduate course, and in the larger contextof their future business environments. Organized in accordance with the enterprise functional structure where the decision making takes place, the textbook encompasses a broad range of functions, each detailed with clear examples illustrated through the single application tool Microsoft Excel. Theauthors approach a range of methods which are divided into major enterprise functions such as marketing, sales, business development, manufacturing, quality control and finance; illustrating how the methods can be applied in practice and translated into a working environment. Each chapter is packed with short case studies to exemplify the practical use of techniques, and contains a wealth of exercises after key sections and concepts, giving students the opportunity to monitor their own progress using the solutions at the back of the book. An Online Resource Centre accompanies the text and includes: For students:* Numerical skills workbook with additional exercises, questions and content * Data from the examples and exercises in the book * Online glossary of terms * Revision tips * Visual walkthrough videos covering the application of a range of quantitative methods * Appendices to the book For lecturers:* Instructor's manual including solutions from the text and a guide to structuring lectures and seminars * PowerPoint presentations* Test bank with questions for each chapter * Suggested assignment and examination questions
Glyn Davis is Principal Lecturer in e-Business and Data Analysis and Teaching Fellow at Teeside University. Branko Pecar is Visiting Fellow of the University of Gloucestershire; VP - ExxonMobil Global Account at Emerson Process Management.
Title:Quantitative Methods for Decision Making Using ExcelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:660 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.03 inPublished:December 22, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199694060

ISBN - 13:9780199694068


Table of Contents

Part 1 Refresher Course in Business Mathematics and Statistics1. Refresher course in key numerical skills2. Descriptive statistics and basic survey processingPart 2 Decision Making in Marketing, Sales and Business Development3. Fundamentals of statistical decision making4. Prediction and forecastingPart 3 Decision Making in Manufacturing and Quality5. Optimization Martyn Jarvis6. Inventory and stock control David Whigham7. Statistical quality control David Ward8. Project planning and control Martyn JarvisPart 4 Decision Making in Finance9. Decision making in business10. Decision making in finance11. Simulation