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Roundtable Profiles: The Schneider Enterprise

Supply Chain Management: Humanitarian Logistics
Uncertainty, damaged infrastructure, politics highlight top-10 challenges facing analysts during a disaster.

Relief Operations: How to Improve Humanitarian Logistics
Conference addresses major challenges and identifies 10 as a part of a strategic model for successful humanitarian relief operations.

Corporate Profile: Analytics At UPS
An inside look at the technical tools empowering a $50 billion delivery and logistics company that operates in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Vehicle Routing Software: On The Road To Connectivity
Creative integration of computer, communication and location technologies help a wide range of industries thrive in difficult times.

Driving Value Chain Resiliency Through Analytics
How Cisco’s dedicated SCRM team helps tame large, complex, global supply chain.

Predictive analytics in field service
Practical ways to drive field service, looking forward.


Supply Chain Analytics becoming more and more important

UPS wins Gartner BI Excellence Award

Terra Technology’s transportation forecasting improves Kraft Foods efficiency

Street smarts: IBM researching personalized travel routes for commuters

Newsmakers: Disaster Relief, Biodefense Policy, Management Ideas
Humanitarian Research Group Reacts To Haiti.


Study: The magic of animated movies not tied to latest technology

In the nearly 60 years between the 1939 release of Hollywood’s first full-length animated movie, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and modern hits like “Toy Story,” “Shrek” and more, advances in animation technology have revolutionized not only animation techniques, but moviemaking as a whole. However, a new study in the INFORMS journal Organization Science found that employing the latest technology doesn’t always ensure creative success for a film. Read more →

Six finalists named for Edelman Award

INFORMS selected a diverse group of six finalists for the 47th annual Franz Edelman Award for Achievements in Operations Research and Management Science, the world’s most prestigious award for achievement in the practice of analytics and O.R. The 2018 finalists, who will present their work before a panel of judges at the INFORMS Conference on Analytics & Operations Research in Baltimore on April 15-17, included innovative applications in broadcasting, healthcare, communication, inventory management, vehicle fleet management and alternative energy. Read more →

Are Super Bowl ads worth it? New research suggests benefits persist

On Feb. 4, more than 40 percent of U.S. households will watch the 2018 Super Bowl game on TV. Advertisers will pay up to $4 million for a 30-second spot during the telecast. Is the high cost of advertising worth it? A new study finds that the benefits from Super Bowl ads persist well into the year with increased sales during other sporting events. Further, the research finds that the gains in sales are much more substantial when the advertiser is the sole advertiser from its market category or niche in a particular event. Read more →



2018 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research
April 15-17, 2018, Baltimore


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