Operations Management & Operations Research Cluster (OMOR)


ESSEC Business School performs quality research in the area of operations management and operations research. The purpose of the cluster “Operations Management and Operations Research (OMOR)” is to augment the visibility of research activities in these areas within ESSEC and outside, in the scientific community as well as in the business community, and to promote joint research activities between cluster members and with outside researchers.

Operations management concerns the creation, production, and delivery of products and services. The concept comprises areas such as :

  • Supply chain management

  • Logistical management

  • Environmental sustainability in the supply chain

  • Environmental models and policies

  • Energy markets and operational management

  • Manufacturing and quality management

  • New product development and technology management

  • Project management

  • Purchasing and procurement management

  • Service system design

Operations research concerns the application of quantitative methods to solve operations problems. In particular, the cluster performs research on the development of new methods and the application of methods in the following areas (among others):

  • Combinatorial optimization

  • Discrete-event simulation

  • Optimal control theory

  • Dynamic programming, including Markov decision processes

  • Game theory and differential games

  • Optimization and linear programming

  • Stochastic modeling, e.g., stochastic processes and Markov chains

  • Risk analysis