February | Volume 39 | Number 1

operations research management science

The following table of contents lists articles in the February 2012 print edition of OR/MS Today. You may follow any of the linked titles to read those items in their entirety. For quick navigation you may jump directly to any of the following sections:

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Features

Obstacle course for analytics

By Gary Cokins
Since analytics are so logical, proven and beneficial, why is their adoption rate by organizations so gradual and slow?
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Predicting the spread of pandemic disease

By Dionne M. Aleman
Agent-based simulation models (where people are agents) emerge as a viable tool to address a complex problem.
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Decision analysis: past, present and future

By Ali E. Abbas
Workshop attendees urged to “surf on the sea of uncertainty instead of drowning in it.”
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The shape of analytics certification

By Scott Nestler, Jack Levis, Bill Klimack and Michael Rappa
Update on INFORMS’ efforts to establish an analytics certification program.
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Computing

Vehicle routing: On the road to innovation

By Janice Partyka and Randolph Hall
Biennial survey of vehicle routing software reveals fierce competition produces creative solutions.
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2012 Vehicle Routing Software Survey

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INFORMS News [OPEN ACCESS ARTICLES]