OR/MS Today

August 1996 - Volume 23 - Number 4

The following table of contents lists articles in the August 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


Inside Story


Cyberspace --
The first installment of a new column detailing Internet resources for OR/MS practitioners and educators.

Issues in Education -- A new column covering INFORMED (INFORMS Forum on Education) and other issues facing OR/MS educators.


Practice Lesson --
Procter & Gamble improves its supply chain operations with GIS.

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 -- An inside-the-beltway view of the affirmative action debate during the spring INFORMS Meeting in Washington, D.C.


Affirmative Action

Debatable Decisions

By Peter Horner
Operations researchers cast their analytical eyes on an emotional issue.

Color-Blind Policies Not Enough
By Jonathan Caulkins
A case in favor of affirmative action.

Building Equal Opportunity on Firmer Footing
By Arnold Barnett
A case against affirmative action.

View From the Ivory Tower
By Harold Pollack
Reform affirmative action, but not at the cost of human potential among the disadvantaged.

Resizing the Federal Government
By David S.C. Chu
What can, should analysis contribute?

Battle of Wits
By Saul Gass
Knowledge Bowl tests OR/MS veterans.


Simulation Software Special Section

A Second Look
By Jerry Banks and Van Norman
Non-traditional uses can yield unexpected benefits.

Object-Oriented Approach
By Jerry A. Levassuer
O-O offers potential savings in modeling effort and upkeep.

Winter Simulation Conference
By James R. Wilson
An inside look at the premier forum on simulation practice and theory.

Aiding Insight III
By Dennis Buede

Software Review: Expert Choice
By Abel A. Fernandez
New version confirms product as an outstanding choice for complex, multicriteria problems.


It's Atlanta! (again)
President's Desk
Subdivision Round-up
Doctoral Colloquium
Board Report
SOLA Lifetime Achievement
Koopman Prize
New Journal Launch
Manager's Forum

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