The OR Society is following advice from the government, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation and all events and training courses till the end of July have been postponed. We hope to reschedule as soon as it is possible; please check our events page and training page for details.

The OR Society is the professional home of operational researchers and analysts in the UK.

We offer a range of services to our members, including world-class training and accreditation, career support whatever your stage, latest news and research in our journals and magazines, diverse events and conferences and much more.

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Pro Bono OR

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

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OR in Education

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

Our vision is of a world improved by rigorous analysis and better, evidence-based 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

April 2020

Supply Chain Response Hub for COVID-19 Recovery Scenario Modelling

AIMMS has released a supply chain response hub, allowing businesses to create models that account for the disruption COVID-19 is having on supply chains.

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March 2020

Optimising for Empathy

It is easy to appreciate that AI systems improve business workflows but what about ones that enable better human-to-human interaction? This is where AI-enabled CRMs come in.

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February 2020

OR-led partnership to unlock 5G potential in rural Wales

Experts from Cardiff University will lead a partnership studying the needs of rural communities to unlock innovations made possible with 5G technology.

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