The next SWORDS meeting of the 2013-2014 programme is scheduled for Tuesday the 3rd of December 2013. The meeting will be held at the Mathematics Institute, Cardiff University. There will be drinks available from 6pm in the Internet Café which is just inside the main entrance to the Mathematics Institute. The talk will commence at 6.15pm in room M/0.34 (ground floor). This will be followed by a quiz and food in room M/1.02 starting at 6.45pm.
There is a charge for the social of £5 for OR Society members and £10 for others (partners are welcome). We need to know in advance who is coming so please let me know asap if you wish to attend. Also let me know if you would like the vegetarian option.
Please contact Jonathan Thompson, tel: 029-20875524
For over 30 years GOAL has provided companies worldwide with software solutions to optimise space utilisation – on pallets, in shipping containers or on the supermarket shelf. This reduces their costs, saves you money and is better for the planet as the resources needed for packaging, storage and distribution are minimised.
Current clients include Arden Foods, Meyer Prestige, Taylors of Harrogate, Diageo, Heineken, Hallmark Cards, Disney, Estee Lauder, Fergusons, Panasonic, and Unilever, to help you eat, drink and be merry and deal with the inevitable washing up.
This presentation examines some of the OR techniques used to optimise product and packaging design and illustrates the impact of these in providing an efficient, cost effective and greener supply chain.
Dates for your Diary
- Wednesday 12th February – John Hopes, Ernst and Young.
- Tuesday 18th March – Rhodri Brown (Welsh Rugby Union) and Matthew Parry (Swansea University)
- Wednesday 7th May 2.00pm – Trip to Sony (Pencoed) for tour of Raspberry Pi production