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Blog Entries for holiday

As we head into the holidays, it seems natural for thoughts to turn to families, because good or bad, they add a layer of complexity to our lives that needs to be managed. Not surprisingly, the responses to the O.R. and Families blog challenge presented topics on a variety of issues. From birth rates on a global scale (Capgemini), to planning your immediate family (Marianela Pereira), O.R. can factor in the beginning stages of lives.

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INFORMS’ first Blog Challenge was a hit! We received 14 entries on the topic of O.R. and the Holidays. As you might suspect, the travelling salesman problem was noted, with Santa needing to make his marathon delivery to all of the good little girls and boys of O.R. However, the O.R. suggestions for holiday success were not limited to Santa...

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