Peace of change
Don’t forget to remember.
Business leaders in America known that being able to adapt to changing environments is the-sine qua non of success. The evolution in customer needs and habits, in-trade regulations, in national and international supply and demand,have required moving from long-term planning to just-in-time strategizing. New realities are now making strategy itself appear-obsolete, turning businesses into adaptive systems that remain alert to-shifting paradigms and play out different scenarios in a sense-and-respond mode.
New Model for Operations
Technological advances present opportunity to shift from command-and-control operations to-sense-and-respond network-centric operations in order to meet-present-day challenges.
Demographic trends show an aging, shrinking work force in most of the developed world over the next 50 years.
Those a looking to adopt industrial revolution changes, so as leaving the ballpoint pen and using computers, the main tool for incoming generations, appear as simple as it is.
In most of undeveloped world the business mean plow, wrench, and pen. Please ad political corruption .
When Peter Drücker originally articulated the idea of a “knowledge worker” in 1959, he described people who applied knowledge to their tasks in a direct and unique way. One important differentiators of the knowledge worker is that he or she owns the means of production. Unlike blue-collar workers who do not own the factory equipment that they use to produce products, knowledge workers own the knowledge and skills that they apply to data to create information.
Until five years ago I have the opinion : knowledge means power for the people surrounding me. And, if they are working with plow, wrench, and pen, and avoid any learning process the result is enemy definition. How to imagine people with may knowledge’s acting against people like they are! Money and their own believes.
The result is 9/11. And Madrid and London.
Power for the people not against the people. Usual I do not work with or for the army but any knowledge worker or “intelligentsia worker” have the connection point named operational research in his own hands.
What Operations Research Is
In a nutshell, operations research (O.R.) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions.
By using techniques such as mathematical modeling to analyze complex situations, operations research gives executives the power to make more effective decisions and build more productive systems based on:
- More complete data
- Consideration of all available options
- Careful predictions of outcomes and estimates of risk
- The latest decision tools and techniques
A uniquely powerful approach to decision making
O.R. is unique. It’s best of breed, employing highly developed methods practiced by specially trained professionals. It’s powerful, using advanced tools and technologies to provide analytical power that no ordinary software or spreadsheet can deliver out of the box. And it’s tailored to you, because an O.R. professional offers you the ability to define your specific challenge in ways that make the most of your data and uncover your most beneficial options.
The Science of Better
To achieve these results, O.R. professionals draw upon the latest analytical technologies, including:
- Simulation Giving you the ability to try out approaches and test ideas for improvement
- Optimization Narrowing your choices to the very best when there are virtually innumerable feasible options and comparing them is difficult
- Probability and Statistics Helping you measure risk, mine data to find valuable connections and insights, test conclusions, and make reliable forecasts
A sense-and-respond enterprise-monitors and analyzes real-time business performance and market-conditions, aligns operations with strategy and customer requirements,proactively detects events, engages value net partners in collaborative-decision-making, and constantly adapts to changing business-environments (see Figure )
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