South Wales OR Discussion Society (SWORDS)
The SWORDS regional group is one of the most active within the UK and welcomes speakers from business, industry and academia on a wide range of topics of interest to members and non-members alike. We also organise visits to South Wales companies for a first hand view of the ways in which OR is applied in a variety of industrial and business environments. Want to know more? Then add your name to the regional email list (see Contact Details below) and revisit this page to keep up-to-date with planned SWORDS meetings and visits.
One of the early 2011 visits by SWORDS was to Tata Steel in Port Talbot. This involved over 30 members who were given a comprehensive tour of the plant and had presentations from members of the Tata OR team focussing in particular on the recent £60M project to recover heat from the Basic Oxygen Steel making Plant, saving the energy equivalent to that needed to power over 20,000 homes.
Revisit this page to keep up-to-date with planned SWORDS meetings and visits.