An LP analyst or model builder should thoroughly understand the way an LP model behaves. It's behavior is not identical to the behavior of the process which is being modelled. Nor does an LP model select decisions in the same way as human decision makers. However, by thoroughly understanding LP model behavior the analyst and model builder has a much better chance of using an LP model to make or guide rational decisions in the real world.
ACM SIGMAP Bulletin – Association for Computing Machinery
Published: Dec 1, 1977