Seattle, WA (September 21, 2015): AIMMS, a global leader of optimization software and Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), a leading management consulting and technology services provider, are partnering to accelerate the practice of operations research and decision science. This partnership will bring the power of optimization to organizations to help them elevate decision-making through the use of data and computation to maximize mission and business performance.
AIMMS and Booz Allen will kick-off their partnership with an Optimization Hackathon at INFORMS’ Annual conference in Philadelphia on Saturday October 31st. The hackathon will tackle a real world problem from a Major U.S. Airline, encouraging students and recent grads to use modeling and optimization in order to solve complex business challenges. More information about the event is available at http://informshackathon.aimms.com/
The partnership will expand the use of optimization methods and analytics among Booz Allen consultants and clients and foster the development of technical advancements in the analytics field. Together with AIMMS, Booz Allen will accelerate the delivery of proof of concepts to clients. Examples of the power of the Booz Allen and AIMMS relationship include:
- Law Enforcement Technology Deployment Model — To help minimize criminal risk in local communities, Booz Allen and AIMMS optimized scheduling of the deployment of law enforcement technologies. The modeling approach contributed to the Booz Allen and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s award of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science’s (INFORMS) Innovation in Analytics Award in 2012.
- Manpower Planning Model – With AIMMS optimization platform, Booz Allen developed recommendations to minimize potential labor shortfalls for the National Security Cutter at the United States Coast Guard.
- Military Aircraft Maintenance Optimization – Booz Allen used AIMMS to develop the Capability and Capacity Assessment Decision Support (C2ADS) model for a defense organization in support of an investment study. The model forecasted total depot maintenance sustainment costs and determined optimal depot capability acquisitions to meet maintenance demand. C2ADS utilizes AIMMS’ optimization platform to minimize the cost of organic sustainment by optimizing the acquisition years of organic maintenance capabilities
“Our partnership with AIMMS enables us to continue to advance the field of Operations Research and Decision Science together, so that we can empower our clients with innovations that maximize business performance,” said Dr. Cenk Tunasar, principal, Booz Allen Hamilton.
AIMMS CEO Gijs Dullaert added: “We are committed to a long-standing successful relationship with Booz Allen and strongly believe that it will benefit our mission to bring the power of optimization to companies and elevate strategic, tactical and operational decision making. We look forward to driving innovation together.”
About Booz Allen
Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for more than 100 years. Today, Booz Allen is a leading provider of management consulting, technology, and engineering services to the US government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations and not-for-profit organizations. In the commercial sector, the firm serves US clients primarily in financial services, healthcare, and energy markets, and international clients primarily in the Middle East.
Booz Allen helps clients achieve success today and address future needs by applying functional expertise spanning consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems development, cybersecurity, engineering, and innovation to design, develop, and implement solutions. The firm’s management consulting heritage is the basis for its unique collaborative culture and operating model, enabling Booz Allen to anticipate needs and opportunities, rapidly deploy talent and resources, and deliver enduring results. Booz Allen helps shape thinking and prepare for future developments in areas of national importance, including cybersecurity, homeland security, healthcare, and information technology.
Booz Allen is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 22,000 people, and had revenue of $5.48 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2014. Over the past decade, Booz Allen’s high standing as a business and an employer has been recognized by dozens of organizations and publications, including Fortune, Working Mother, Forbes, and G.I. Jobs. More information is available at www.boozallen.com. (NYSE: BAH)
AIMMS is a global leader of Optimization Software with offices in Europe, the US and Asia. For over 25 years, the company has been developing and selling a unique mathematical optimization platform. AIMMS customers can create high business impact with optimization engines and solutions that enable optimal decision making on complex strategic, tactical or operational problems. Half of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies rely on AIMMS to create business value and leverage their success.
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Laura van Dijken, Marketing Director, AIMMS