ItemProceedings of the First International IEMS Conference, Cocoa Beach, Florida, March 14-16, 1994(Dept. of Industrial and Management Systems, University of Central Florida, 1994-03) International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems; Hosni, Yasser A.; Hosni, Yasser A.This book features the proceedings of the 1994 Annual International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems (IEMS '94), held March 14 -16, 1994 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. IEMS is organized by the University of Central Florida, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (UCF-IEMS). The conference is an excellent opportunity for academicians and practitioners to present their work and to exchange views on a variety of issues which relate to industry and its engineering management. Authors from 11 countries have contributed more than 135 papers and presentations. All papers submitted for the proceedings went through a blind peer refereeing process where each paper was reviewed by at least two reviewers. Abstracts for presentations only and for those papers which did not make it in the final cut are also included in this document.