"Large chains use yield management optimizations. They are large integer programs that decide at any time how many rooms in each price group to make available for the next time interval. Like the airline ticket pricing the routines are…"
"I'm not familiar with that package, but they all use optimization techniques. Mixed integer programming is the chief mathematical tool. Look up references to vehicle routing under various constraints, the traveling salesman problem, and packing…"
I teach operations management and other business and economics courses at Cal Maritime, a campus of California State University, in Vallejo, CA. I have a PhD in MIS with a specialty in supply chain management from the University of Arizona in tucson, and a BA in mathematics from Princeton. I've had two careers-- in teaching, and in high tech and IT upper management.