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1953-12-01 New York NY USA


Founded by 69 charter members.

Present name adopted on merger with the Operations Research Society of America.


Improve operational processes, decision-making and management through application of methods from science and mathematics.


2025-10-26 | Atlanta, GA USA – Annual Meeting
2024-10-20 | Seattle, WA USA – Annual Meeting

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Board of Directors, comprising President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Past-President, 10 Vice-Presidents (Chapters/Fora; Education; Marketing, Communication and Outreach; Information Technology; International Activities; Meetings; Membership and Professional Recognition; Practice Activities; Publications; Sections/Societies) and Executive Director. Departments (11): Executive; Board Services; Human Resources; Finances/Accounting; Member Services; Information Technology; Marketing; Meeting Services; Publications; Public Relations; Subdivisions.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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