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Typical Application Areas of Operations Research

Methodologies from Operations Research are often applied in the following general application areas:

  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Airline Crew Scheduling
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cutting & Packing Problems in the Production Industry
  • Education
  • Emergency Evacuation and Response
  • The Energy Sector
  • Finance, Investment Analysis, Insurance and Revenue Management
  • Wildlife Management
  • Health Care
  • Inventory Management
  • Layout and Structure of Manufacturing Plants
  • Location of Facilities and Plants
  • Production Scheduling and Control
  • Public Transport
  • Equipment Selection and Replacement
  • Maintenance and Availability
  • Maritime Transportation and Logistics
  • Materials Handling & Supply Chain Management
  • Military, defence and Security Applications
  • The Mining Industry
  • Quality Control and Inspection
  • Sustainability and the Environment
  • Telecommunications and Information Technology
  • Transportation of Materials
  • Vehicle Routing
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