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Careers in Operational Research (O.R.)

These videos, produced by the O.R Society, aim to explain what Operational Research (O.R.) is through a wide range of case studies and can be used to highlight ‘real-life’ applications of mathematics. The videos can also be used to help make career choices as they demonstrate the variety and type of work that can be undertaken in the profession. The videos complement study in many areas of mathematics, especially decision mathematics.

What is OR?  explains what part Operational Research plays in the modern world.

O.R. in transport shows how Operational Research plays a part in air travel.

O.R. in supply chains explains how goods are distributed to supermarkets across the country.

O.R. in government gives an insight into the part Operational Research in a wide range of everyday activities including hospitals.

O.R. in manufacturing shows that Operational Research plays a vital part in improving productivity and reducing costs.

O.R. education for a career  briefly explains what is involved in studying Operational Research at university and the types of career this leads to.

What is O.R?

O.R. in transport

O.R. in supply chains

O.R. in sport

O.R. in government 

O.R. in manufacturing

O.R. education for a career

Subtitled versions of these videos can be found here.

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