Crossword Puzzle

Find the clues in this issue to complete the puzzle!
Send your answers to orms_tomorrow@mail.informs.org by August 10th to enter a lucky draw. Winners will be announced on our website and social media and will receive a $50 prize!

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2. Second largest producer of Cocoa in the world (5)
14. Quality guru who wrote "Quality is still free" (6)
15. A distribution which has mean = variance (7)
24.              algorithm inspired from evolutionary process (7)
25. An offl ine quality assurance method, acronym (3)
30. ISO 22000              safety management system (4)
12. Vital few trivial many (6)

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26. This solution method fetched Nobel prize in 2012 on coop- erative game theory (7)
7. A jungle method used by Medeiros et al. to forecast US infla- tion (12)
28. Ability to stop the production line when a malfunction hap- pens (6)
22. Industrial epidemic disease cured by six sigma (9)
18. This author conceived Red X, Pink X, & Pale Pink X (7)
20.              developed the concept of EOQ using a square root formula (6)
8.              effect in the classroom: how teacher’s expectation cor- relate with a student’s performance (9)

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4. One of the four key operational strategies for supply chain resilience (10)
1. Father of scientific management, last name (6)
6. A traditional shipping route that borders Asia and Africa (4)
27. Hero of the movie Titanic who expired in 2020, first name (4)
13. A distribution with equally likely outcomes (7)
16. Sorting algorithm which is based on divide and conquer structure (5)
5. Devil game used in the cyber security in cyber warfare (5)
17. Programming language named after a TV show (6)

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19. He revolutionized LP with polynomial time algorithm in 1984 (9)
3. An effi cient heuristic developed to solve 2E-VRP-CO (4)
9. The Japanese term for production levelling is              (8)
10. One of the seven lean wastes (7)
21. A distribution for which the measures of central tendency are equal (6)
23. 3 M’s : overburden (4)
29. A meta heuristic inspired from heating in metallurgy process, acronym (2)
11. Necessary conditions to get global optima in a non-linear program, acronym (3)

Check out the crossword puzzle solution attached below!

Congratulations Tim Curtois and Kara Combs, the winners of the $50 prize in our Spring/Summer 2020 Issue Crossword Puzzle contest! Thanks to everyone who participated and made this contest a success!

 
Dr. Tim Curtois is an operational researcher, as well as a Director at Staff Roster Solutions and Routing Automation. Both companies are research-focussed, software companies that develop operations research methods for solving staff scheduling and vehicle routing problems, respectively. Tim also continues to publish OR articles and has over 40 papers in international journals including INFORMS Journal of computing, European journal of Operational Research, Omega, Journal of Heuristics, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Annuals of Operations Research, Computers & Operations Research, EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics, etc. He also enjoys a good crossword.
 
 
Kara Combs a senior in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. After graduating, she is planning to return to WSU to complete her Master’s in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering with a focus in Decision Analytics.