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Foundations of O.R: O.R. and the O.R. Process

  Ref. 546  
  Stewart Robinson
  27 April 2018, Birmingham
  £575 + VAT Members
  £625 + VAT Non-members


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Foundations of O.R. Courses     

The purpose of the series of ‘Foundations of O.R.’ courses is to help practitioners to understand the role of Operational Research in management; understand the requirements for successful Operational Research interventions; have knowledge of a range of Operational Research techniques; be able to identify the suitability of a technique for a problem situation and be able to apply those techniques.

Civil Servants / Members of the Government O.R. Service need to book these courses through the Civil Service Learning portal. (Go to

Foundations of O.R: O.R. and the O.R. Process

The purpose of this day is to develop an understanding of O.R. and the O.R. process.  It is this methodology of O.R. that provides the framework within which O.R. techniques and models are used to address real world problems. 

The objectives for the day are to:

  • Know what O.R. is and to understand the role of models in O.R.
  • Learn about the O.R. process and how it helps define and structure O.R. projects
  • Understand the role of data in O.R. work and the issues in obtaining suitable data
  • Know how to verify and validate O.R. models

The topics covered during the day are:

  • Introduction to O.R.
  • Models and modelling
  • The process of developing and using models in O.R.
  • Data collection in model building
  • Verification and validation of models

If you are interested in further information, have any requirements (e.g. an alternative course date), or have difficulty booking a course online then please contact Jennie Phelps. It is recommended that courses are booked online. If this is not possible, then please print off, fill and fax or post the Training Course Booking Form.

Jennie Phelps   Address:  The OR Society, Seymour House, 12 Edward Street, Birmingham, B1 2RX, UK
  Tel: +44 (0)121 233 9300
  Fax: +44 (0)121 233 0321