Uses of Operations Research
Here is a collection of pointers to articles on how Operations Research is
being used to make companies more efficient.
An Investors Business Daily article on the
prevalence of optimization
in business today, from July 22, 2011.
- A New York Times article on the
use of operations research in non-traditional areas,
from May 20, 2007.
Michael Trick's blog.
Press releases from
an article from Optimize Magazine by
- Optimal Results,
from Computerworld, November 20, 2000.
- Math that helps nearly everyone make decisions,
from Business Week,
October 13, 2000.
- The June 2000
issue of OR/MS Today
contained several articles on the use of operations research, including at
Operations Research Resources Page
My list of interesting OR sites
Baseball Playoff Races. This site uses linear programming
to determine when a baseball team is eliminated from contention.
A discussion of some Applications of Optimization.
Actuarial Home Page
Whizzes want respect in equation, an article
from the LA Times,
July 14, 1998.
Includes discussion of Hollywood and of the Reginald Denny beating.