What Operations Research Is
In a nutshell, operations research (O.R.) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions.
By using techniques such as mathematical modeling to analyze complex situations, operations research gives executives the power to make more effective decisions and build more productive systems based on:
A uniquely powerful approach to decision making
O.R. is unique. It's best of breed, employing highly developed methods practiced by specially trained professionals. It’s powerful, using advanced tools and technologies to provide analytical power that no ordinary software or spreadsheet can deliver out of the box. And it’s tailored to you, because an O.R. professional offers you the ability to define your specific challenge in ways that make the most of your data and uncover your most beneficial options.
To achieve these results, O.R. professionals draw upon the latest analytical technologies, including:
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