OR/MS Today

DECEMBER 1995 - Volume 22 - Number 6

The following table of contents lists articles in the December 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 directly to any of the following sections: Departments, Features, INFORMS News, Computing, Resources or other OR/MS Today web pages.

Table of Contents

LATE ADDITION! Tribute to Charles J. Hitch


Inside Story



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

Practice LessonsAn interview with recent Franz Edelman Award finalists.

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

Washington Report -- A look at Capital issues from an operations research/management science viewpoint.

Literature Files

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

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

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

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.


Home for the Holidays
By Louise Totten and Noha Tohamy
Truckload motor carriers must balance drivers' needs with customer requirements, a difficult problem during the holidays. More carriers are turning to optimization techniques to solve the dilemma.


Trends in Computing Technology
By Matthew J. Saltzman
Beefing up your buzzwords: A survey of interesting developments to the OR/MS community.

Simulation Software Semantics
By Jerry Banks
Wading through the rhetoric: "Easy-to-use" simulation software can be difficult to define.

Right on Schedule
By Javad Seyed
Finding the perfect scheduling system: Required, preferred and desirable features.

Software Review: NETWK
By Joan M. Donohue
Problem-solving tool for network and enhanced network models.


INFORMS Prize -- OR/MS pays off big for Bellcore.

President's Desk -- The Case of the Missing Umbrella.

Election Results -- Arthur Geoffrion voted to top post.

1997 INFORMS Nominations -- A call for nominations for INFORMS officers.

Kimball Medal -- Peter Norden honored for distinguished service.

Lanchester Prize -- Four feted for best English language OR publication.

NSF Committee -- INFORMS liaison group to boost communications.


In Memoriam -- Tribute to management science pioneer Charles J. Hitch.

Meetings -- A listing of Institute-sponsored major events


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. If you are interested in obtaining a copy, contact Marguerite Wrenn in our single issues and reprints department.

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