OR/MS Today

OCTOBER 1995 - VOLUME 22 - NO. 5

The following table of contents describes articles in the October 1995 print 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 to any of the following sections: Departments, Features, INFORMS News, Computing.

Table of Contents


Inside Story


Cutting Edge -- A sampling of news from the intelligent systems arena.

Washington Report

Real World -- A compendium of news items of interest to the academic, engineering, industrial and technology fields.

Calendar -- Information about upcoming events involving operations research and/or management science.

Call for Papers -- Details regarding operations research/management science events for which papers are sought in order to be presented and/or published.

New Books -- A round-up of new publications of interest to the operations research/management science field.

Industry Update -- Business news, products, and software upgrades and updates are presented here with an angle toward practitioners and academics in operations research and management science.

Classified -- click here to find out how to advertise in our next issue's classified section.


Franklin Mint's Famous AMOS
By Jacob Zahavi
Well-known direct response marketer of collectibles employs cutting-edge promotion selection system to cut costs and boost profits

"Real" Mythical Football Champ
By Rick L. Wilson
The pollsters ranked Nebraska No. 1 in college football last year, but a neural network approach gives the edge to Penn State.

The Case for Teaching Cases
By Peter R. Horner
When it comes to teaching business students, Western Business School's Peter Bell states his case with real-world practice cases


New Orleans Bound -- INFORMS gathers for fall meeting

President's Desk -- Technology sparks communication changes

New Section Established -- Focus on optimization/mathematical programming

CSTS News -- Session chairs wanted; prize nominations sought

Chapter News -- New York Metro Chapter celebrates 40th anniversary

People in the News -- OR pioneer Shiv K. Gupta remembered

INFORMS Meetings -- A listing of Institute-sponsored major events


Software Review: What'sBest!
By Susan W. Palocsay
Spreadsheet add-in package gets high marks for GUI and optimization capabilities

Linear Programming Survey
By Ramesh Sharda
PC hardware, software advances result in proliferation of products
Coming soon: The actual Linear Programming Survey results as a Netscape viewable table.

OR/MS Resource Directory

This special 22-page section of the October issue of OR/MS Today is the OR/MS professional's guide to software, consultants, vendors and much more. 23 software categories allow buyers to quickly locate packages to fit their needs, and a comprehensive company profile section gives full vendor contact information. Special sections also highlight employment opportunities and consultant services.

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