The OR Society is home to the science + art of problem solving. 

Our diverse global community of operational researchers and analysts is the gateway to a thriving career. As a member, you will access the tools you need to thrive in your profession at every stage of your career. You will enjoy distinct networking opportunities, an ever-developing library of insight and resource, and a rich programme of events and training.  

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MEMBER BENEFITS

Publications

Access our world-class journals and monthly membership newsletter.

Publications

Events & Conferences

Find out about our upcoming conferences, events, workshops and networking opportunities.

Events & Conferences

Training Courses

Top up your skills with The OR Society's world-class training programme.

Training Courses

Pro Bono OR

Find out how third sector organisations can access volunteer analysts - for free!

Pro Bono OR

OR in Education

Help us inspire the next generation of operational researchers and analysts.

OR in Education

Research

Discover how The OR Society helps advance the understanding of real-life problems through research. 

Research

Operational research (OR) is the science of better decision making.  

We are a charity set up to advance knowledge, interest and education in OR. Our goal is to see operational research used and acknowledged widely in all areas of industry, business, government, the community and the third sector. 

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Latest News

May 2022

Highland Council discusses bin collection route optimisation with residents

The UK's geographically-largest council uses the language of operational research when communicating with its residents on the subject of refuse collection route optimisation, implying it recognises both the practical and PR value of good decision-making.

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April 2022

Ways to build your analytics knowledge

Nigel Cummings shares how Valorie Hampton went from from struggling with an overwhelming amount of data to providing insights to senior decision-makers. There are many ways to start building your analytics knowledge.

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April 2022

Call for Papers on DEI in OR/MS classrooms

INFORMS (the Institute for Operational Research and Management Science) has announced a Call for Papers for a special issue of INFORMS Transactions on Education, focused on "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in OR/MS Classrooms".

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