The subject OPERATIONS RESEARCH is a branch of mathematics - specially applied mathematics,
used to provide a scientific base for management to take timely and effective decisions to their problems.
It tries to avoid the dangers from taking decisions merely by guessing or by using thumb rules.
Management is the multidimensional and dynamic concept. It is multidimensional, because management
problems and their solutions have consequences in several dimensions, such as human, economic
social and political fields. As the manager operates his system in an environment, which will never
remain static, hence is dynamic in nature. Hence any manager, while making decisions, consider all
aspects in addition to economic aspect, so that his solution should be useful in all aspects. The general
approach is to analyse the problem in economic terms and then implement the solution if it does
not aggressive or violent to other aspects like human, social and political constraints.