Press Releases

  • INFORMS Edelman Competition Call for Entries 2016

    Past Winners Include IBM, Syngenta, CDC, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, HP, GM

    CATONSVILLE, MD, September 22, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the leading professional association in analytics and operations research, today issued a call for entries to contend for its best cases competition, the Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and Management Science.

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  • Supermarkets in Emerging Markets

    “Middle Middle” Supports Mom & Pop “Kirana” Stores

    CATONSVILLE, MD, September 21, 2015 – A study of early-stage supermarket adoption in India  finds that upper and lower middle class consumers are most likely to favor new, modern groceries while the “middle” middle class is more likely to patronize mom and pop “kirana” stores, a phenomenon illustrated by an unusual V-shaped curve for modern retail adoption, according to a new study published in Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). 

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  • Ecommerce and friends influence

    Higher Rate of Purchase Linked to Any & All Friends, Not Just “Influencers”

    CATONSVILLE, MD, August 25, 2015 – A study on peer influence in ecommerce shows a 60% higher chance of buying an online service if it’s purchased by friends, according to research that appears in the current issue of Management Science, a publication of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the leading professional association in analytics and operations research.

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  • Counterfeiting Improves Fashion Quality

    CATONSVILLE, MD, August 19, 2015 – Counterfeit products have the power to stimulate innovation in the fashion industry and benefit consumers, according to a new study published in Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). 

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  • Price Setting Local Central

    Profits Increase 11% for Local Salespeople Who Set Prices. Central, Optimized Pricing Raises Profits 20% More

    CATONSVILLE, MD, August 13, 2015 – A study on granting local sales people pricing discretion shows that profits improve by up to 11% when local sales forces are empowered to negotiate with customers. However a centralized system that uses optimization techniques and limits local sales discretion improves profits still further, by an additional 20%. The research appears in the current issue of Management Science, a publication of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the leading professional association in analytics and operations research.

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  • Twitter Responses to Complaints

    CATONSVILLE, MD, August 6, 2015 – Companies engaging with customers on Twitter beware: responding to complaints on social media has the side effect of triggering new complaints. That is one finding of a new study published in the Articles in Advance section of Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

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  • New CAP Website 2015

    CATONSVILLE, MD, August 3, 2015 – The Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) program, the premier global professional certification program for analytics professionals, today unveiled it’s new brand identity package, including a new website and URL, explainer video and other material.

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  • 2015 Doing Good with Good OR Student Competition Finalists

    “Doing Good with Good OR” Tackles Crime, Ebola, Blood Donation, Medical Challenges

    CATONSVILLE, MD, July 23, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading international association for professionals in analytics and operations research, today announced the finalists in its student math competition that sets contestants to finding solutions to major societal and humanitarian problems.

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  • INFORMS 2015 Healthcare Conference 6th Grader

    NASHVILLE, TN, July 16, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading professional association in analytics and operations research, is hosting its third Healthcare Conference with a far reaching series of presentations about the growing importance of analytics in healthcare. INFORMS Healthcare 2015 takes place July 29-31 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. It will feature 450 talks that span academia and business, helping decision makers better understand the value of analytics as a competitive driver in healthcare.

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  • Physician Peer Influence

    CATONSVILLE, MD, July 14, 2015 – A new study published in Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), finds that peer influence among physicians can affect both trial and repeat prescription behavior of a risky new prescription drug.

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  • INFORMS 2015 Healthcare Conference Press Release

    Sixth Grader with Diabetes Experiment Joins PhD’s at Poster Session

    NASHVILLE, TN, July 10, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading international association for professionals in analytics and operations research, is hosting its third Healthcare Conference with a far-reaching series of presentations about the growing importance of analytics in healthcare. INFORMS Healthcare 2015 takes place July 29-31 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. It will feature 450 talks that span academia and business, helping decision makers better understand the value of analytics as a competitive driver in healthcare.

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  • Improved Ground Delay Programs

    CATONSVILLE, MD, June 25, 2015:  A new study published in the Articles in Advance section of Transportation Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), improves how air traffic managers cope with unexpected delays and provides them with more predictable ways to manage arrival traffic at airports with adverse weather.

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  • Marketing Science Bankruptcy Brands Patents

    Intangible assets perform differently in a turbulent market
    CATONSVILLE, MD, June 19, 2015 – If a firm faces troubled times during a stable market, strong advertising can carry it through. But when the market is turbulent, a firm’s Research and Development is more likely to help save it from bankruptcy. A new study published in the Articles in Advance section of Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), shows that “intangible assets” built with advertising (such as brands) and R&D (such as patents) can help protect firms from bankruptcy, but the effectiveness of each depends on the market climate.

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  • INFORMS Microsoft Bing Mapping

    Faster Processing, More Accurate Information on Lengthy Trips, Traffic Snarls

    CATONSVILLE, MD, June 9, 2015:  Did the cross-country drive that you planned using an online mapping service take twice as long as expected? In a new study published in the Articles in Advance section of Transportation Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Microsoft researchers working on a project for Bing Maps explain how they developed the first routing engine that satisfies a large number of algorithmic requirements that overcome barriers to generating directions on multi-stage trips like coast-to-coast drives.

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  • INFORMS CAP Approved by VA

    CATONSVILLE, MD, June 8, 2015: The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), announced today that the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has approved the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) for educational benefits under 38 CFR 21.4268 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which covers the Montgomery GI Bill. Veterans and other eligible individuals can now seek VA reimbursement for fees associated with applying for INFORMS certification. Reimbursement covers the initial CAP fee and re-examination fees.

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  • Marketing Science Second Screens

    Second Screen Puts Virtual Store in Consumer’s Lap

    CATONSVILLE, MD, May 14, 2015:  Many television advertisers voice fears that distracted viewers – those increasingly frenetic multitaskers using smartphones, laptops and tablets while viewing TV – are becoming less receptive to advertisers’ messages. A new study published in the online Articles in Advance section of Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), refutes this conventional wisdom and concludes that the “second screen” puts a virtual store in every consumer’s pocket. Multitasking viewers now visit, browse, and even buy advertised products within moments of seeing a commercial.

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  • Marketing Science Social Dollars

    CATONSVILLE, MD, May 4, 2015: A new study published in Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), shows double-digit revenue growth for firms that create their own brand-specific online communities.

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  • INFORMS Awards 2015 UPS George D. Smith Prize to UBC Sauder School’s Centre for Operations Excellence

    Bridging Analytics Gap between Academia and Industry

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 14, 2015 – The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading association for professionals in advanced analytics and operations research, has awarded its prestigious UPS George D. Smith Prize to the Centre for Operations Excellence at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business.

    The competition for the prize took place yesterday at the 2015 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, California.

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  • 2015 INFORMS Prize Chevron Press Release

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 14, 2015 - The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading association for analytics professionals, today announced the award of its annual INFORMS Prize for excellence in analytics and operations research to Chevron Corporation for its long and innovative history of applying analytics and operations research across the breadth of the worldwide energy company.

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  • 2015 Edelman Award Winner Syngenta

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, April 14, 2015 - Syngenta, which used analytics and operations research to improve food supplies to an increasingly crowded planet, has won the 2015 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences. The award is sponsored by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®), the leading association for analytics professionals.

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