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Operationele research en milieu: een vruchtbare combinatie

Author: Van Wassenhove, Luk N. ; Van Beek, Paul ; Fortuin, LéonardINSEAD Area: Technology and Operations ManagementIn: Het Ingenieursblad, vol. 60, no. 9, 1991 Language: DutchDescription: p. 49-62.Type of document: INSEAD ArticleNote: Please ask the Library for this articleAbstract: Operational research (OR) is a discipline which primarily aims at improving the effectiveness and the efficiency of processes of decision-making. These processes take place in every segment of our society: industry, banking, agriculture, government, politics... The distinctive feature about OR is that it commonly makes use of optimization models. From the very start of the eighties these models have been increasingly "cloaked in user-friendly wrappings", the so-called Decision Support Systems. In previous publications the authors have already pointed at the potential significance of OR for society. The following will illustrate, using a number of daily recurrent environmental issues, how OR can be used in describing and solving them
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Operational research (OR) is a discipline which primarily aims at improving the effectiveness and the efficiency of processes of decision-making. These processes take place in every segment of our society: industry, banking, agriculture, government, politics... The distinctive feature about OR is that it commonly makes use of optimization models. From the very start of the eighties these models have been increasingly "cloaked in user-friendly wrappings", the so-called Decision Support Systems. In previous publications the authors have already pointed at the potential significance of OR for society. The following will illustrate, using a number of daily recurrent environmental issues, how OR can be used in describing and solving them

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