More Information about Operations Research

If you’d like to go beyond the information on this site to learn more about O.R. and its potential for your organization, these materials can help:

Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions by John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, Howard Raiffa, Harvard Business School Press

Business Technology: Time to Do More with Less by Bob Evans, Publisher, Information Week

Best Possible Outcome: Operations Research Is Helping Corporations and Government Agencies Tackle Really Thorny Scheduling Problems in Record Time by Prof. Michael Trick, Carnegie Mellon University, Optimize! Magazine

Optimal Results: IT-Powered Advances in Operations Research Can Enhance Business Processes and Boost the Corporate Bottom Line by Gary H. Anthes, Computerworld

A Business Executive’s Guide to Modern O.R. by Dr. Randall S. Robinson, ORMS Today

Making Operations Research a Core Business Competency by Dr. Harlan P. Crowder, ORMS Today

An Executive’s Guide to Operations Research: A special issue of ORMS Today

UPS Slashed the Time It Takes to Determine the Least-Expensive Route by Beth Bacheldor, Information Week

Optimize the Enterprise by Alexandra Barrett, Information Week

Operations Research in the News
Did You Hear the One About the Salesman Who Traveled Better by Sharon Begley, Wall Street Journal

Tackling Problems from a Mathematical Perspective by Jeffrey Steele, Chicago Tribune (This is an article summary. The full text is available for purchase on the Chicago Tribune site.)

Operation Everything by Virginia Postrel, Boston Globe

Find an Operations Research Professional
To find an operations research professional with the expertise to help you and your organization, go to Find an O.R. Professional.