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Sources of Operations Research Expertise
There's more than one way to engage O.R. professionals who have the expertise you need.
Inside your organization: You may find employees with O.R. training in one or more departments – engineering, R&D, IT, scheduling, planning, logistics, pricing, etc. If you don't, consider hiring an O.R. professional and adding him or her to the mix, or even creating a new department.
Outside your organization: There are many qualified O.R. professionals offering their services as independent consultants or members of consulting firms. There are also companies delivering O.R. solutions like optimization software and services. To search for O.R. professionals or companies, go to Find an O.R. Professional.
Inside and outside: Combining both internal and external resources has its advantages. You can leverage external specialties beyond your own resources, while building solution and system expertise internally for long-term support after the outside resources are gone.
Inside or outside resources–which
For tips on ensuring the success of your O.R. engagement, go to Working with an O.R. Professional.