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'Science of better' convenes operations researchers in Denver

Led by decision-making specialists in homeland security, corporate management, and public health, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) holds its annual meeting in Denver from Sunday, October 24 to Wednesday, October 27 at the Adams Mark Hotel.

Operations research, known as the "Science of Better," is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. Following are meeting highlights for the media --

Procter & Gamble Wins Top Decision-Making Award

  • INFORMS Award. Procter & Gamble is being recognized by INFORMS for its far-reaching integration of operations research (OR) into the decision making structure of the firm to tackle issues such as global manufacturing site location and sourcing, inventory management, supply chain design, and strategic decision making. Since being a finalist in an earlier INFORMS competition, Procter & Gamble's Global Analytics organization has delivered modeling and analysis techniques leading to pronounced cost savings for the company, helping P&G to grow and manage the complexity of a $50 billion organization operating in 80 countries. P&G is recognized for the way OR principles permeate efforts to understand how products compete and can best be supplied in local markets around the world. Glenn Wegryn of P&G is available for interview. Monday, October 25, 11:40 AM 12:45 PM, Plaza Building-Ballroom A Risks to Our Homeland Security

  • The New Registered Traveler System: Can Airports Be Secure and Board Us Faster? The Transportation Security Agency is evaluating a Registered Traveler (RT) System at five airports. Hear why expert Alfred Blumstein of Carnegie Mellon University thinks that the SWIFT (Short-Wait Integrated Flight Travel) design holds promise for American travelers. Monday Oct 25, 10:00 - 11:30 AM Plaza Building-Room 3302

  • The Risk of Terrorist Attack in the U.S. Expert Detlof von Winterfeldt, Co-Direc
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  • Contact: Barry List
    barry.list@informs.org
    410-691-7852
    Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
    20-Oct-2004


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