- Wimble, Arthur W.
University of Maine Graduate School
A study was made for the development of a hypothetical pulpwood procurement scheduling model through the use of linear programming techniques. Essential to the success of this aim was the creation and demonstration of a method useful in promoting sequential and logical abstractions of complex organizational structures characteristic of contemporary wood pulp firms. This was achieved by the development and use of the block method a means for building a mathematical model in a step-wise fashion while expressing a large set of variables as a function of a given goal and of a wide scale of restrictions.