Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences
2016 Edelman Winner UPS
Purpose of the Award
The Franz Edelman competition attests to the contributions of operations research and analytics in both the profit and non-profit sectors. Since its inception, cumulative benefits from Edelman finalist projects has topped the $210 billion mark. Edelman finalist teams have improved organizational efficiency, increased profits, brought better products to consumers, helped foster peace negotiations, and saved lives. The purpose of the Franz Edelman competition is to bring forward, recognize and reward outstanding examples of operations research, management science and advanced analytics in practice in the world, with $15,000 in awards. First prize is accompanied by a $10,000 honorarium.
View the 2016 Edelman Award program book (PDF) to read summaries of the 2016 finalists and the winning submission from UPS.
Videos and DVDs of past competitions, suitable for teaching, marketing, or publicizing OR/MS practice successes, are available for purchase, from INFORMS. Click here to view the Franz Edelman Laureates and the Franz Edelman Academy.