Production Lot Sizing with Immediately Observable Random Production Rate

To explore one impact of the information available by adding sensors in a classical production planning setting, we consider a continuous time infinite horizon lot-sizing model where a single product is manufactured on a single machine. Each time manufacturing restarts, a random production rate is realized, and production continues at this rate until the machine … Read more

The Linear Complementarity Problem, Lemke Algorithm, Perturbation, and the Complexity Class PPAD

We present a single sufficient condition for the processability of the Lemke algorithm for semimonotone Linear Complementarity problems (LCP) which unifies several sufficient conditions for a number of well known subclasses of semimonotone LCPs. In particular, we study the close relationship of these problems to the complexity class PPAD. Next, we show that these classes … Read more

On the Equivalencey of Linear Programming Problems and Zero-Sum Games

In 1951, Dantzig showed the equivalence of linear programming and two-person zero-sum games. However, in the description of his reduction from linear programming to zero-sum games, he noted that there was one case in which his reduction does not work. This also led to incomplete proofs of the relationship between the Minmax Theorem of game … Read more