AIMMS MOPTA Modeling Competition 2012 – Scheduling in SmartGrids

Sign up today for the 4th Annual AIMMS MOPTA Modeling competition at mopta@aimms.com. This year’s optimization problem asks participants to create a Scheduling application for SmartGrids. SmartGrids are a ‘hot topic’ today and many of our energy and energy related companies are working on optimization based solutions that include the use of SmartGrids.

Previous MOPTA winners and finalists include students from the Zuse Institute Berlin, University of Twente, National University of Singapore, Southern Methodist University, VU Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Florida and University of Tilburg.

For details and registration, please click here.

AIMMS for Business

Americas News: Operations research in Brazil – UniSoma
Our partner UniSoma is very active in deploying AIMMS-based solutions to their customers in Brazil and worldwide. One example is CSN, the national steel company of Brazil. At CSN, UniSoma is deploying their Coal Supply Chain Planning solution, to integrate global shipping schedules with production and stocking planning. Another example is Astral Foods, a leading poultry company in South Africa, where UniSoma is implementing their Integrated Poultry Planning Solution.

More information about UniSoma’s projects can be found on our website and at Unisoma’s website.

Americas Events: INFORMS 2012 INFORMS Conference

Please join us April 15-17, 2012 at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, ‘Applying Science to the Art of Business’, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, California, USA.

As a sponsor of the INFORMS conference, we will be present on the exhibition floor with on-the-spot demonstrations and will offer a pre-conference workshop and a presentation to conference participants. Please contact us to arrange for a demonstration on a particular topic or to meet our experts.

In addition, one of our customers, TNT Express, is a finalist in the 2012 Edelman Competition for their submission, “Supply Chain Wide Optimization at TNT Express”. Be sure to watch their presentation as they apply optimization on a global level. More information can be found on the TNT website.

Contact: gertjan.de.lange@aimms.com or +1-425-458-4024
EMEA News: News: Game Changers
We realize that a lot of our customers are “Game Changers” — companies that use AIMMS to discover value out of their data that no one else has been able to find. These companies strive to perform better than the average. A recent movie about one Game Changer is “MONEYBALL” — an excellent example of how one person can make a significant difference. If you would like to meet one of our “Game Changers”, please contact us and let us introduce you.

EMEA Events: Annual partner event in Haarlem
The AIMMS EMEA partner event is an annual gathering that provides a forum for partners to connect with each other and with Paragon staff. By giving insight into our latest technical and commercial developments, we help our partners to optimize their strategy.

It was great to hear that not only Paragon reached a record turnover in 2011, but that some of our partners did as well. See what Game Changing analytics can do for your business and contact us.

Contact: christophe.frere@aimms.com or +31 (0)23 5511 512

AP News: Starting Collaboration with Orbit Systems
This year we started our collaboration with Orbit Systems from New Zealand. Orbit Systems is an Operations Research Consulting company providing global solutions. They have started to use AIMMS on a new project and see AIMMS as a great addition to their toolkit in providing value to their customers.

AP Events: AIMMS 2-Day Workshop
We are pleased to announce that our next 2-day AIMMS Workshop will be held February 22-23 in Singapore. If you would like to register for this workshop, please contact us at workshops@aimms.com. Seating is limited.

Contact: pim.beers@aimms.com or +65 9640 4182

AIMMS Product News

Preparing 3.12 Production Release
The final Feature Release of 3.12 was just released and, later this quarter, the Production Release of 3.12 can be expected. This Production Release will contain all the features we released during 2011: OpenOffice link, Data Monitoring options, start of a more flexible Data Management scheme, extensions to Robust Optimization, solver updates, Pivot Table and Gantt Chart extensions for better visualizing and understanding your data, and much more.

For a complete overview of all the new features, click here.

Social Media
In addition to our new Blog, our Linkedin and Google groups, we have also extended AIMMS’ web presence to Facebook and Twitter, making it faster and easier to inform our community on all of the exciting new developments we have planned for the coming year.

Join us today by following us on Twitter (@aimms) and liking us on Facebook.

Jobs: We are hiring
There are currently several vacancies at Paragon for Business Developers, Professional Services and R&D people in the various regions. If you are interested or would like to recommend a candidate from your network, please contact us at jobs@aimms.com.

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