Recent Submissions

  • A simple SLP algorithm for solving a class of nonlinear programs 

    Sarker, Ruhul A., and Eldon A. Gunn. 1997. "A simple SLP algorithm for solving a class of nonlinear programs." European Journal of Operational Research 101(1): 140-154.
    Successive linear programming (SLP) algorithms solve nonlinear optimization problems via a sequence of linear programs. We present an approach for a special class of nonlinear programming problems, which arise in multiperiod ...
  • Solving the adjacency problem with stand-centred constraints 

    Gunn, Eldon A., and Evelyn W. Richards. 2005. "Solving the adjacency problem with stand-centred constraints." Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35(4): 832-842.
    We present a new linear integer programming formulation of adjacency constraints for the area restriction model. These constraints are small in number and are a strong model for the adjacency problem. We describe constraint ...
  • A Decomposition Method Based on the Augmented Lagrangian 

    Gunn, Eldon A., Mark Thorburn, and Ajith K. Rai. 1988. "A Decomposition Method Based on the Augmented Lagrangian." INFOR 26(2): 91-113.
    In this paper, we explore the use of the augmented Lagrangian in a decomposition method which is a direct application of the "method of multipliers". Contrary to popular opinion, the use of the augmented Lagrangian does ...
  • Some Perspectives on Strategic Forest Management Models and the Forest Products Supply Chain 

    Gunn, Eldon. 2009. "Some Perspectives on Strategic Forest Management Models and the Forest Products Supply Chain." INFOR 47(3): 261-272.
    The modeling approach used by most organizations to do strategic wood supply analysis usually pays little attention to the location issues that are important to the supply chain. This paper raises questions about the ...
  • Queues with switchover - A review and critique 

    , , and Eldon A. Gunn. 1997. "Queues with switchover - A review and critique." Annals of Operations Research 69(1-4): 299-322.
    In many important applications, a situation is encountered where the service capacity of a server must be switched between various competing classes of customers. In most situations, this switchover is not costless. A ...
  • Forest management challenges for operational researchers 

    Martell, David L., Eldon A. Gunn, and Andres Weintraub. 1998. "Forest management challenges for operational researchers." European Journal of Operational Research 104(1): 1-17.
    This is an overview of operational research work that has been carried out to support strategic forest management planning, short term forest planning, forest operations, and forest fire management. It identifies important ...
  • Forestry Management 

    Gunn, Eldon, David Martell, and Ilan Vertinsky. 1996. "Forestry Management." INFOR 34(3): 197-197.
    Introduces a series of articles that give examples of the diversity of operations research in forestry management, published in the volume 34, number three, August 1996 edition of the periodical 'INFOR.' Analysis of the ...
  • Simple models and insights for warehouse sizing 

    Cormier, Gilles, and Eldon A. Gunn. 1996. "Simple models and insights for warehouse sizing." Journal of the Operational Research Society 47(5): 690.
    Presents information from a study concerned with the minimization of warehouse costs and insights for warehouse sizing. Cost models for storage and inventory; Warehouse sizing in a single-item and multi-item situation; ...
  • Modelling and decomposition for planning long-term forest harvestingin an integrated industry structure 

    Gunn, Eldon A., and Ajith K. Rai. 1987. "Modelling and decomposition for planning long-term forest harvestingin an integrated industry structure." Canadian Journal of Forest Research 17(12): 1507.
    No abstract available.
  • A Framework for Analysis of Production Authorization Card-Controlled Production Systems 

    MacDonald, Corinne, and Eldon A. Gunn. 2011. "A Framework for Analysis of Production Authorization Card-Controlled Production Systems." Production & Operations Management 20(6): 937-948.
  • Dispatching a fishing trawler fleet in the Canadian Atlantic groundfish industry 

    Millar, Harvey H., and Eldon A. Gunn. 1991. "Dispatching a fishing trawler fleet in the Canadian Atlantic groundfish industry." European Journal of Operational Research 55(2): 148-164.
    An integrated fish-processing firm in the Canadian Atlantic demersal fishery usually owns a fleet of fishing trawlers. For a given planning horizon, the firm must find a minimum-cost fleet dispatching plan in order to ...
  • Improving Throughput of a Coal Transport System with the Aid of Three Simple Models 

    Allen, Glenn, Eldon Gunn, and Peter Rutherford. 1993. "Improving Throughput of a Coal Transport System with the Aid of Three Simple Models." Interfaces 23(4): 88-103.
    The Cape Breton Development Corporation had not been achieving the throughput needed from its transport system for moving coal from its coal storage sites to the shipping piers for loading onto ocean going vessels. We used ...
  • Tabu search design for difficult forest management optimization problems 

    Richards, Evelyn W., and Eldon A. Gunn. 2003. "Tabu search design for difficult forest management optimization problems." Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33(6): 1126.
    Examines a series of tabu search methods for solving the stand harvesting and road access optimization problem. Overview of forest management problems; Estimation of the lost biological productivity of the forest; Application ...
  • A model and Tabu search method to optimize stand harvest and road construction schedules 

    Richards, Evelyn W., and Eldon A. Gunn. 2000. "A model and Tabu search method to optimize stand harvest and road construction schedules." Forest Science 46(2): 188-203.
    No abstract available.