So what fields/industries/corporations/companies/organizations/institutions do you know of that observe and practice OR?
To name a few...
- Healthcare: in Vancouver, BC, we have the Fraser Health Authority and the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority; in Victoria, BC, there is the Vancouver Island Health Authority. They use OR to aid decision making in personnel scheduling, facility planning, resource management in general, and process design
- Manufacturing: auto, aviation...
- Finance: OR used for forecasting, portfolio management, personal consumption management
- Service & Retail: restaurants, franchise, retail stores, etc. use OR for pricing, inventory management, process design
- Military: of course this is the birthplace of OR
- Shipping & Transportation
- Waste Management: routing systems