February 1997 - Volume 24 - Number 1



The following table of contents lists articles in the February 1997 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:

Table of Contents
Departments

  • Calendar
  • Call for Papers
  • New Books
  • Industry Update
  • Washington Report
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    Features

    Seven Hints for OR Consultants
    By Harlan P. Crowder
    How to sell your technical expertise and get clients to acknowledge and appreciate the results
     
    Mission (Not) Impossible
    By Lt. Col. Jack Kloeber Jr., USA
    The complex role of today's armed forces reinforces the need to teach grad-level OR to military analysts
     
    The Trouble With Optimal
    By Francis J. Clauss
    Better management from better analysis: Educators need to rethink why OR/MS belongs in business school curricula
     
    OR/MS vs. MBAs
    Mediating the mismatches: Report of the Operating Subcommittee of the INFORMS Business School Education Task Force.

    Computing

    OR & Spreadsheets

    Weighing the Pros and Cons
    In spite of some drawbacks, 30 million users tip the scales in favor of using the analytical vernacular of management
     
    Spreadsheet Add-Ins Survey
    A side-by-side comparison of software, including pricing and performance information
     
    Spreadsheet Tutorial
    By Donald R. Plane
    How to build spreadsheet models for production and operations management
     

    Software Review: NeuralWorks Predict
    By Suleiman K. Kassicieh, Thomas L. Paez & Guatam Vora
    Neural networks package offers choices to predict, classify, rank input data

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