n Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences - Application of linear programming techniques in the effective use of resources for staff training

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2141-7016
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The success and failure that an individual or organisation experiences, depends to a large extent on the ability of making appropriate decision. Making of a decision requires an enumeration of feasible and viable alternatives (course of action or strategies). To embark on the developments/application of specific operations research techniques to determine the optimal choice among several courses of action, which will include numerical values (if required), linear programming as a tool of operations research may be employed where there is a need to formulate a mathematical model to represent the problem at hand allocate the scarce/limited resources to several competing activity for optimality. This piece of work has employed the application of linear programming in the area of personnel management in minimizing the cost of staff training. The method gives an integer optimum solution to all the models formulated. Data collected may not yield a feasible solution, when this occurs the model needs to be reformed to give an optimum solution. However, this study recommends to the management of the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, the number of staff (junior and senior) to be sent for training program when there is need for such in the academic and non-academic sections of the institution.

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