INFORMS NEWS: Edelman finalists announced

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Six diverse organizations have been named finalists for the 2013 Edelman Award to be presented at the 2013 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research in April in San Antonio, Texas. The prestigious Edelman Award competition, considered the Super Bowl of O.R., honors the best achievement in operations research and the management sciences.

The finalists:

  • Baosteel for “Operations Research Transforms Baosteel’s Operations,” with the Logistics Institute of Northeastern University (China), the RH Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University (United Kingdom)
  • Chevron for “Optimizing Chevron’s Refineries”
  • Dell, for “Dell’s Retail Transformation through Analytics,” with Dell Global Analytics
  • Delta Commissioner of Holland, for “Economically Efficient Flood Standards to Protect the Netherlands against Flooding,” with CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, Delft University of Technology, Deltares, HKV Consultants, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Hague, and Tilburg University
  • Kroger, for “Simulation and Optimization Improves Pharmacy Inventory Management at the Kroger Co,” with Wright State University
  • McKesson, for “A Holistic Supply Chain Sustainability Management Solution,” with the IBM T.J. Watson Center