2021 November

This edition of Inside OR revisits our recent annual conference, OR63, at which some of the best and brightest OR voices presented their work to our delegates. This includes a write-up of our President’s Medal competition, one of The OR Society’s most prestigious awards. We also shine a spotlight on OR going on elsewhere, such as work done by African OR societies.

Leader: view from the bridge

OR Society president Edmund Burke discusses some of the most important matters affecting the Society, including our journal publication contract, our recent annual conference and how, as we emerge into a post-COVID world, we can retain the best innovations such as hybrid conferencing.

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OR at Ocado: where efficiency meets social responsibility

Nigel Cummings reviews the plenary talk at our annual conference by Anna Moss, Principal Data Scientist at Ocado Technology, in which she explored how operational research has boosted the efficiency and profitability of 'the world's largest dedicated online grocery retailer'. 

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International Men’s Day and The OR Society

This year’s International Men’s Day falls on Friday 19 November 2021 and The OR Society will mark the occasion by sharing on social media very short profiles of famous men from operational research, mathematics and wider science. The hope is these profiles will encourage people to ‘see the whole person’.

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