Goal: Decision-makers

Decision-makers will have access to, and use, innovative technologies and methodologies to transform visions, tasks, or responsibilities into better choices, services, and products to achieve better outcomes.


  1. Increase awareness by, and development of, future decision-makers across multiple disciplines and practice areas
  2. Increase decision-makers' and leaders' awareness of who we are, what we do, and the value we add to organizations
  3. Increase public awareness of what we do as well as the perceived value and benefit to be derived from our services
  4. Increase use of operations research and analytics so that individuals and organizations are measurably better off
  5. Increase support for innovative, scientific decision-making that could be transformative and highlight to decision-makers

Timeless Core Ideology

Advance the science and practice of quantitative decision-making via Operations Research and Analytics.

Mission Statement:

INFORMS promotes best practices and advances in operations research, management science, and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making, and outcomes.

Core Values:

Integrity: Demonstrated by high levels of professionalism and dedication to scientific truth and accuracy

Innovation: Demonstrated by excellence, the creation and application of improved methods, and the development and exchange of new ideas

Opportunity: Demonstrated by high-quality experiences and characterized by mutual respect, fairness, and appreciation for diverse perspectives