INFORMS Movie: A new view of Analytics and Operations Research
We would like to share with you a 4-minute movie, produced by INFORMS, that shows the impact of analytics and operations research on business and government. The inspiring cases of the Delaware River Basin Commission, Netherlands Railways and Proctor and Gamble demonstrate the tangible value optimization can bring to both society and business.

 

Edelman 2012 presentations
The presentations from each of the finalists in the 2012 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award Competition are now available online, including the award-winning project of AIMMS’ customer TNT entitled, “How Operations Research became part of the DNA of TNT Express”. By working closely with AIMMS’ partner ORTEC and the University of Tilburg, TNT has saved over 200 million euro’s (260 million US$) while simultaneously reducing the company’s carbon footprint.

AIMMS for Business

Fastest growing online fashion retailer ZALANDO chooses AIMMS
’We are facing an increasingly complex delivery network, both in terms of our European customer base and our warehouse setup. In order to ensure a consistently high service level towards our customers at a justifiable cost, we need an advanced optimization tool to help us design our network and transport flows. AIMMS technology allows us to quickly prototype and build unique optimization applications that create a competitive edge for Zalando.’ says Christoph Stark, Zalando’s head of logistics.

For more information please visit our website.

Americas News: AIMMS MOPTA Modeling Competition 2012

This August, the finalists of the 2012 MOPTA Modeling Competition  will be presenting their work before an esteemed panel of academics and business professionals as they vie for top honors and awards. So far, we have over 25 teams registered from various countries around the world and expect several more entrants before the competition submission closes on May 31, 2012. This years’ Smart Scheduling problem appears to be an attractive and very realistic challenge that the teams are excited to be working on. We look forward to judging all of the entries next month and to selecting the three finalists that will go on to the final competition.

Americas News: How did you apply OR? Start a movement!

We are looking for new stories about your use of optimization/OR while using AIMMS; stories that we can write about, create a video around, etc. to tell others what you did and how exciting our field is and – even better – to show others they can do this as well. We encourage you to share with us how proud you are of a recent model you have developed or a GUI you have built or how you added value with the use of optimization. By sharing your ideas and achievements, you will have the opportunity to inspire others. Our experienced team will gladly work with you to get your story heard.

For inspiration, please enjoy the “Starting a Movement” video.

Contact: gertjan.de.lange@aimms.com or +1 (425) 458 4024

EMEA Events: 
European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit 2012, Berlin
Together with our partner AB OVO, we will participate at the 14th Annual European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit in Berlin from 19th till 21st June. Global supply chains and their businesses are under enormous pressure from rising commodity prices, globalization of clients, labor disruptions, natural disasters and constantly changing regulations. AIMMS can help you to reshape your supply chain to manage uncertainty and volatility. Please contact us if you want to meet us at the event or request an on-site meeting at your office.

Contact: christophe.frere@aimms.com or +31 235511512

AP News: Increasing Interest in Free Academic Licenses
Each year there are hundreds of academics in the Asia Pacific region that get introduced to AIMMS via our unrestricted Free Academic License  or our restricted Free Student License. These academic licenses contain access to all top solvers, like CPLEX and GUROBI, and all AIMMS functionality. If you haven’t done so already, we invite you to request a free trial license today. Not an academic? A free trial license is also available to non-academic users that will allow you to get acquainted with AIMMS as well.

AP Events: VP Product Strategy, Marketing and Sales visits Asia
During the week of May 28 – June 1, Gertjan de Lange — our VP Product Strategy, Marketing and Sales — will travel to Singapore, Shanghai and Nanjing, visiting our customers and partners alike. If you are interested in meeting with him to discuss how our software and services can help you make better decisions, please contact us.

AP Events: Chief China Representative visits Korea
During the first two weeks of July, our Chief China Representative will be visiting Korea to work together with some of our customers and partners. If you are interested in meeting with him to discuss how our software and services can help you make better decisions, please contact us.

AP Events: INFORMS 2012 Beijing Conference

Please join us June 24-27, 2012 at the INFORMS International Conference in Beijing, China. As a sponsor, we will be present on the exhibition floor with on-the-spot demonstrations in addition to offering a technical presentation to conference participants. Please contact us to arrange for a demonstration on a specific topic or to meet with our AIMMS experts.

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

AIMMS Product News

AIMMS 3 IDE receives a make-over

As mentioned in our February newsletter, we are working on extending our graphics support on the Windows 64-bit platform. This development will be available in an upcoming Feature Release and comes with a renewed IDE style that extends the use of dockable windows to this platform, and it provides the ability to select a style that you like (e.g. Visual Studio 2010 as default).

AIMMS Workshops

We regularly conduct 2-day workshops in all regions where you can train together with other operations research professionals to efficiently use the tools and features of AIMMS within your organization. Registration is open now — there are still seats available at these upcoming AIMMS Workshops:

Shanghai: June 12-13

Haarlem, the Netherlands: June 27-28

Singapore: August 15-16

Bellevue, WA, US: August 21-22

Please visit our website for a complete schedule and registration details. If you prefer to schedule a standard 2-day workshop on-premise at your company or are interested in a customized workshop, please send an e-mail to workshops@aimms.com.

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