A Linear Programming Approach To Open System Total Enterprise Simulations


  • Alan L. Patz


The promise of open system simulations is no longer a promise. One method of devising them is to use the goal oriented version of linear programming with a focus on the reverse assumption of the standard economic theory of industrial organization. That is, the Structure→Process→Performance model of economic theory needs to be reversed, at east, to Process→Structure→Performance. Doing this eliminates the need for and fixed algorithms that drive current total enterprise (TE) simulations. More important, this sort of logic suggests an even more general approach characterized by a completely interactive structure, process, and performance model.