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The Wolfram Solution for Operations Research

Simulate your processes with ready-to-deploy, fully interactive models using a combination of powerful computation, analysis, and dynamic report generation—all in one system, with one integrated workflow.

Underlying the Wolfram operations research solution are state-of-the-art local and global optimization techniques, sophisticated graph algorithms, and efficient random number generation.

  • The Wolfram Edge
  • How Wolfram Compares
  • Key Capabilities

Wolfram technologies include thousands of built-in functions and curated data on many topics that let you:

  • Model and optimize supply chains
  • Design factory layouts for efficient flow of materials
  • Solve dynamic vehicle-allocation problems
  • Maximize airline revenue using leg-based and network-based seat inventory management
  • Optimize maritime transport operations such as ship routing, scheduling, and fleet utilization
  • Perform schedule planning of aircraft and crew members and operations of aviation infrastructure such as airports and air traffic
  • Develop computer simulations to minimize outpatient wait times in hospitals, explore queueing networks in material handling systems, and more
  • Analyze queueing systems and perform Markov process computations
  • Perform effective project management using critical path analysis or PERT techniques
  • Improve system reliability
  • Estimate the lifetime of mechanical assemblies and biological systems
Modeling the inventory size and inventory costs of a business that receives regular deliveries
Illustrating the minimization and maximization of a function subject to a constraint

Does your current tool set have these advantages?

  • Automatic, interactive interface construction to visualize your simulations, examine model sensitivity to parameter changes, and more
    Unique to Wolfram technologies
  • Easy development of computer simulations of stochastic processes, discrete events, and more using built-in functions such as RandomReal, RandomInteger, and RandomComplex
    C/C++, Java, and other programming languages require importing libraries and writing lengthy code for random number generation from continuous and discrete distributions
  • Automated precision control and arbitrary-precision numerics produce highly accurate results to ill-conditioned problems
    Excel, Matlab, and other systems that rely on finite-precision numerics can cause serious errors due to lack of precision
  • Built-in functionality for constrained and unconstrained optimization, statistical analysis and computation, curve fitting, and a range of other application areas
    Matlab requires the purchase of multiple toolboxes
  • Easy-to-use parallel computing capabilities for solving computation- or data-intensive problems on multicore computers or grids
    Extensive programming is required to parallelize processes in all other systems
  • Integrated access to historic and current financial, socioeconomic, geographic, and scientific data immediately suitable for computation
    Unique to Wolfram technologies
  • Complete workflow, from simulation to analysis to typeset documents or interactive slide shows, in a single document
    Unique to Wolfram technologies
Graphically determining the solution of a linear programming problem
Interactively optimizing business operations using powerful optimization routines


Organizations Using Wolfram Technologies

United Parcel Service (UPS) IBM Corporation National Defence and the Canadian Forces Xerox Corporation

Consulting Solutions

Enlist the world’s computation experts to help with your project—any size, any level. At Wolfram, we know what’s possible with computational technology because we are global leaders in creating it. That gives us an unprecedented depth of expertise in applying it to consulting work in a variety of fields. Whether individual or enterprise, from concept to deployment, our computation experts can help you achieve robust results with less time and effort. Get us started with your project today

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