Provided by James R. Martin, Ph.D., CMA
Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida
The controversy is the conflict between constrained optimization techniques and the continuous improvement concept. There are many constrained optimization techniques, e.g., the economic order quantity model, the quality cost conformance model, relevant cost models such as make versus buy, the special order pricing decision model, the product mix decision model, the decision model related to processing joint products, the cost-volume-profit model, etc. See the Quantitative Methods section for more.
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