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HP used O.R. solutions to transform its product portfolio management, achieving over $500M in profit improvements across several business units.

 

Disney’s legacy of storytelling gets translated into simulation models that help the company deliver world-class experiences to its guests.

 

Marriott International developed a dynamic, real-time pricing system for group customers, improving revenue for hotels by at least $47M annually.

 

Kroger built an operations research capability that helped define operations improvements and killer innovations for the entire company.

 

Schneider National employs interactive simulation to drive better decisions.

 

McDonald’s introduced analytic solutions to integrate innovation and capital reinvestment.

 

DHL combined O.R. and statistical methods with marketing concepts and customer research to develop a truly global brand.

 

Chevron introduced game theory techniques to more effectively implement decisions and to recognize when strategies should be changed or abandoned.

 

Intel reduced risk and built win-win relationships with suppliers using option contracts.

 

Sloan Kettering Cancer Centerdevised optimization modeling and computational techniques for prostrate cancer therapeutics that offer safer treatment and save an estimated $459M annually.

 

UPS used O.R. to help plan and schedule its overnight air operation, ensuring that shipments are delivered on time while reducing operational costs.

 

P&G implemented a multi-echelon inventory optimization solution that achieved nearly 100% service levels while reducing inventory.

 

IBM used analytics and collaborative processes to improve distributor performance in its extended supply chain.

 

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Thanks Vincent. Inspirational ideas indeed. Do you have any more details on these cases? Would be really interesting to get more hints.

 

 

Hi Maxim,

I don't have details other than the fact that these cases are listed on the INFORMS conference website, at http://meetings2.informs.org/Practice2011/index.html.

How do you like Belgium? How was born in Namur and lived in Belgium for 30 years.

Regards,

Vincent

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