April 1996 • Volume 23 • Number 2
The following table of contents lists articles in the April 1996 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


  • Inside Story
  • Letters
  • Forum
  • Oracle
  • Practice Lesson -- Facing liquidation, National Car Rental refuels with fresh ideas, pulls a U-turn and heads toward profitability.
  • Cutting Edge -- A sampling of news from the intelligent systems arena.
  • Real World -- A compendium of news items of interest to the academic, engineering, industrial and technology fields.
  • Information Showcase
  • 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.
  • Washington Report -- Congress and Clinton need to sharpen their negotiating skills and close the budget deal.


    Features

    Intelligent Manufacturing

    Shape Up, Ship Out
    By Gerald Feigin, Chae An, Daniel Connors, and Ian Crawford
    How a team of OR analysts redefined manufacturing strategy for the IBM PC Company in Europe.

    Strengthening Weak Links
    By Gerard W. Cleaves and Vladimir A. Masch
    New opportunities abound for advanced operations research technology in managing the supply chain.

    Putting Around with Stats
    By Lucius J. Riccio
    How OR/MS changed the royal and ancient game of golf.

    Promising Future, Dissapointing Present
    By Douglas A. Samuelson
    Figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics present a mixed bag for OR/MS employment.

    Computing

    Optimal Production Planning
    By Javad Sayed
    The case for augmenting enterprise planning systems with decision support systems in order to exceed customer's expectations.

    Software Review: Scientific Workplace
    By Thomas G. Groleau
    Technical word processor/computational algebra system falls a little short of its promise.

    INFORMS News

  • Think Spring!
  • President's Desk
  • Election Nominations
  • Blumstein to Speak
  • People
  • Meetings

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