The secret of better decision making in a complex world
"O.R. allowed us to seize the initiative in the marketplace. We have moved forward like a bullet train and it is our competitors that are scrambling not to get run over."
– Launny Steffens, Vice-Chairman, Merrill Lynch and Company
Executives in every kind of organisation – large and small, private and public, for-profit and not-for-profit – are using operational research (O.R.) to unlock the value in their data, model complex systems, and make better decisions with less risk. Whether O.R. is used to inform high-level strategy or improve day-to-day operations, the results speak for themselves:
This site will get you started
What O.R. is and how it's unique.
What it can do for you – the value its delivered for others, and signs you could benefit.
How to start using it, including identifying the opportunity and structuring a project.
Finding an O.R. professional with the expertise you and your organisation need.
For a condensed version of this site that you can print out to read any time, download the Executive Guide to O.R.
The site was created by INFORMS, the US based Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
The OR Society is most grateful to INFORMS for allowing it to modify this material for use in the United Kingdom.
A primary part of our mission is to help people use the power of O.R. to improve their organisations.