! Operations Research / Management Science -
Operations Research - OR is a term coined during World War II to describe analysis of the
effectiveness of various alternative plans, strategies, technologies and
techniques of wartime operations against the enemy. Subsequent to WWII the
techniques are applied to many civilian as well as military activities.
Management Science is a more modern term that suggests a broader use of
analytical and computing techniques applied to management situations. Much of
what was included in Industrial Engineering is included.
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