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operations research

n.
Mathematical or scientific analysis of a process or operation, used in making decisions.

operations research

n
(Economics) the analysis of problems in business and industry involving the construction of models and the application of linear programming, critical path analysis, and other quantitative techniques. Also: operational research

opera′tions research`


n.
the analysis, usu. involving mathematical treatment, of a process, problem, or operation to determine its purpose and effectiveness and to gain maximum efficiency.
[1940–45]

operations research

The analytical study of military problems undertaken to provide responsible commanders and staff agencies with a scientific basis for decision on action to improve military operations. Also called operational research; operations analysis.
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Noun1.operations research - research designed to determine most efficient way to do something
research - systematic investigation to establish facts
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INFORMS The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences is the worlds largest professional association dedicated to and promoting best practices and advances in operations research, management science and analytics to improve operations processes, decision-making and outcomes.
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences has recognised Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a United State-based automaker, with the 2013 INFORMS Prize.
Operations research uses five basic steps to examine and improve the day-to-day activities of a program:
Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the launch of a new journal called Operations Research for Health Care.
About INFORMS: The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is an international scientific society with 10,000 members (including Nobel Prize laureates) that is dedicated to applying scientific methods to help improve decision-making, management and operations.
The forum provides operations research students and professionals with an opportunity to hear about recent academic projects and future research and professional development opportunities in operations research.
The Phase II-B grant monies will go toward a 12 month project where we will once again, collaborate with manufacturing veterans, operations research scholars, and professors from MIT, Georgia Tech, Duke University and the University of Alabama," states Tom Knight, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer for Invistics.
Lloyd's Market Associations' data elements and guidelines for the commercial property, household, onshore energy and fine art business were recently added to the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development's global data standards.
The Operational Logistics program (Curriculum 361) is offered by the Operations Research Department at NPS.
in 1973 as an operations research analyst and moved through a variety of management assignments before becoming president and chief operating officer in 1996 and chairman and CEO in 1997.
Shaw, the joint author with Simon and Allen Newell of the LOGIC THEORIST, explicitly rejected McCorduck's frame tale: "I saw artificial intelligence not as the threat continually written about in science fiction, but rather as a way of going beyond the limits of operations research and the well-specified problems that could be run on computers [at that time].
In the eighth year of my public school superintendency, while enrolled in an MBA program, I discovered operations research (OR), sometimes called management science or decision science.

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