Operations research

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Operations research (OR)

A method of decision-making that uses analytical tactics such as mathematical models and statistical data to reduce risk and assist in answering complex business problems.
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A Sample Survey of Operations Research Activities at the Corporate Level," Operations Research, Vol.
At this point, the operations research analyst presents the work to management and often makes a recommendation.
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS[R]) is an international scientific society with 10,000 members, including Nobel Prize laureates, dedicated to applying scientific methods to help improve decision-making, management, and operations.
The first issue of Operations Research for Health Care is now freely available to view online on SciVerse ScienceDirect.
On behalf of the entire C-5 enterprise, we are thrilled to win the 2006 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences," said Col.
Trick's election continues a long-standing commitment to the field of operations research and organizations that serve as a catalyst for the exchange of knowledge.
The product portfolio management achievements at Hewlett-Packard involved the use of Operations Research techniques to model the cost and revenue impacts of individual orderable items in HP's product lineup, which includes over 8,000,000 possible configure-to-order combinations in its desktop and notebook PC product lines alone.
In 1987, he returned to Stanford to join the Department of Operations Research.
This is an excellent text for upper division undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in operations research.
This resource also covers bridges theory and practice and serves as a companion reference to its counterpart, Operations Research Applications.
At the 71st Military Operations Research (MORS) Symposium in June 2003, Dr.

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