I have a simple OR-related idea and would like your help. The basic concept is simple:

" Optimal solutions for Greek SMEs using OR techniques".

I have started working on the idea and there are some things on my mind, but I would like a more "concrete approach". That is, I am looking for a collection of case studies, papers, books, websites etc. that illustrate such small-scale OR applications.

A professor of mine told me about a book: "OR for Immediate Application: A Quick and Dirty Manual" but it is a 75' edition and I can not find it on the net. Is there something else in thw same fashion?

asked 23 Dec '11, 05:17

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If I'm not mistaken, there is a story about a small Brazilian company that sells flowers in the following Informs poscast episode:

The Optimization Edge


answered 28 Dec '11, 05:30

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edited 28 Dec '11, 05:31

Indeed, between 7:10 and 8:00, the interviewee talks about that. You can check his book at Amazon. If you search by "Holambra", you will be directed to the first pages telling the full story.

(28 Dec '11, 05:46) Thiago Serra

Try searching for relevant case studies in Interfaces and OR Insight.


answered 23 Dec '11, 05:53

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Gene Woolsey, author of "OR for Immediate Application" and former Editor-In-Chief of Interfaces, still writes a column for Interfaces: http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/indices/a-tree/w/Woolsey:Gene.html - Some people like it, e.g.: http://mat.tepper.cmu.edu/blog/?p=237

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