tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5764305054861361597.post6015671193630441490..comments2019-12-04T15:27:37.113+00:00Comments on ThinkOR - Think Operations Research: What is Operations ResearchDawenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07152350276687825418noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5764305054861361597.post-27012245144023736342008-02-13T06:01:00.000+00:002008-02-13T06:01:00.000+00:00Another good definition - from scienceofbetter.org...Another good definition - from scienceofbetter.org:<BR/><BR/>In a nutshell, operations research (O.R.) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions.<BR/><BR/>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:<BR/><BR/>- More complete data<BR/>- Consideration of all available options<BR/>- Careful predictions of outcomes and estimates of risk<BR/>- The latest decision tools and techniquesDawenhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07152350276687825418noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5764305054861361597.post-68210968581278624332008-02-11T07:46:00.000+00:002008-02-11T07:46:00.000+00:00I really liked the definition given at one of the ...I really liked the definition given at one of the Plenaries at the last INFORMS Meeting (Seattle 2007).<BR/><BR/>A path was defined to unify Industrial Engineering, Operations Reaearch, Operations Management, etc as "Operations Engineering". The preferred was "Operations Science and Engineering" but I like the idea of having a distinct name for what is research from what is practice and application.<BR/><BR/>I don't have the actual definition, what is the subject of the profession, and would be great if anyone know how to obtain this and posts it.Abelardo Mayoral-Fierroshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09497842056884865228noreply@blogger.com