June | Volume 43 | Number 3

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The following table of contents lists articles in the June 2016 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:

Reforming America’s defense procurement

Hawks and doves agree U.S. military spending needs a serious, systematic review, but widespread conflicts of interest present a major challenge.
By Douglas A. Samuelson
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Edelman Award: ‘ORION’ delivers for UPS

Revolutionary routing system boosts driver efficiency, cost savings, customer service and the environment.
By Peter Horner
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Ag analytics: Optimizing crop management

“Smart” application of fertilizer illustrates payoff in using analytical tools to enhance crop yields and improve the environment.
By Joseph Byrum
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P ∈ OR (P-values in operations research)

You don’t need a license to download R, but you should have a good understanding of p-values.
By Scott Nestler and Harrison Schram
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Defining analytics: a conceptual framework

Analytics’ rapid emergence a decade ago created a great deal of corporate interest, as well as confusion regarding its meaning.
By Robert Rose
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Sports analytics taxonomy, V1.0

Classification techniques provide an important first step in the serious study of the fast-growing field of sports analytics.
By Gary Cokins, Walt DeGrange, Stephen Chambal and Russell Walker
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Computing
Software survey: Forecasting 2016

New tools, new capabilities and new trends: Survey of 26 software packages from 19 vendors.
By Chris Fry and Vijay Mehrotra
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