Comply with the 500-word minimum word count. There are no discernible benefits to brevity when writing at the college level. Format of your discussion board post in accordance with APA requirements. Insert parenthetical citations at the point at which you use materials from your resources to avoid plagiarism. APA format is author/year as in (Stevenson, 2021) for paraphrased citations, or (Stevenson, 2021, p. 123) for a direct quote from a specific page. Your list of resources used at the end of your discussion is known at the "References" list - NOT Works Cited, Resources, Sources, Bibliography, or other titles. Only use the word "References." Again, you MUST insert parenthetical citations at the point at which you use materials from your resources (paraphrased or directly quoted). Posts without evidentiary support from published literature are unacceptable. Use the Stevenson textbook as your primary resource when answering these topical questions and augment it with at least two (02) ancillary resources from the published literature - both printed or electronic. Provide a References list at the end of your post to include all your resources used. All sources parenthetically cited within the content of your post must appear on the References list. Conversely, all sources on the References list must have been used at least once within the content of the discussion. Do not upload discussion posts that contain less than the minimum word count or have less than 3 authoritative resources. Include reference: Stevenson, W. J. (2020). Operations Management (14th Edition). McGraw-Hill Higher Education (US). https://reader2.yuzu.com/books/9781260718447 Here are the discussion questions for this chapter: WHAT IS THE PURPOSE AND USE OF LINEAR PROGRAMMING? HOW DOES IT AFFECT OPTIMIZATION?