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Quantitative Approaches in Management

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27.04.2020 | Regular Article Open Access

Simultaneous planning for disaster road clearance and distribution of relief goods: a basic model and an exact solution method

In recent years, more and more disasters occurred. Additionally, the amount of people affected by disasters increased. Because of this, it is of great importance to perform the relief operations efficiently in order to alleviate the suffering of …

04.03.2020 | Regular Article Open Access

Humanitarian access, interrupted: dynamic near real-time network analytics and mapping for reaching communities in disaster-affected countries

In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, local and international aid organisations deploy to deliver life-saving aid to the affected population. Yet pre-disaster road maps and road transportation models do not capture disruptions to the …

24.02.2020 | Regular Article Open Access

The risk and consequences of multiple breadbasket failures: an integrated copula and multilayer agent-based modeling approach

Climate shocks to food systems have been thoroughly researched in terms of food security and supply chain management. However, sparse research exists on the dependent nature of climate shocks on food-producing breadbasket regions and their …

10.02.2020 | Regular Article Open Access

Optimal allocation of defibrillator drones in mountainous regions

Responding to emergencies in Alpine terrain is quite challenging as air ambulances and mountain rescue services are often confronted with logistics challenges and adverse weather conditions that extend the response times required to provide …

21.01.2020 | Regular Article

Inventory routing for the last mile delivery of humanitarian relief supplies

Fast and equitable distribution of the humanitarian relief supplies is key to the success of relief operations. Delayed and inequitable deliveries can result in suffering of affected people and loss of lives. In this study, we analyze the routing …

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OR Spectrum publishes applied and theoretical papers which contribute to Operations Research as a scientific instrument for the development and application of quantitative approaches for problem-solving and decision-making in management. It addresses all persons from university, industry, business and administration interested in innovative applications of quantitative methods as well as in advances in theory and techniques with relevance to practice.
The journal provides an international forum for academics and practitioners from areas such as quantitative management science, mathematical operations research, and related fields of engineering and information systems. It publishes high-quality, original papers belonging to the following types of contributions: Surveys, theoretical papers, application-oriented papers, and case studies. Papers must be written in English. All contributions are reviewed by at least two referees.

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2-year Impact Factor 2015: 1,395
5-year Impact Factor 2015: 2,191

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