Issue No. 01 - January/February (2000 vol. 2)
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The Dantzig simplex algorithm was created to solve linear programs for planning and decision making in large-scale enterprises. That is, we want to optimize models of organizational structures specified with a linear objective function and linear inequality constraints. The success of the simplex method led to a vast array of specializations and generalizations that have dominated practical operations research for half a century.
John C. Nash, "The (Dantzig) Simplex Method for Linear Programming", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 2, no. , pp. 29-31, January/February 2000, doi:10.1109/5992.814654