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Operations Research and Management Science Group

The Operations Research and Management Science Group (ORMS) was established to develop and extend the research and application of operations concepts and principles in both the private and public sectors, and to draw upon the expanding interest in issues relating to operations management within Kingston Business School.

Research team



  • Dr Des Doran, University of Sussex
  • Professor Aris A.Synetos,Cardiff University


  • Alexandros Mertikas (DBA)
  • Matt Denham (DBA)
  • Ehsan Khajeh


ORMS undertakes both commissioned and public domain research using rigorous academic thinking to help practitioners address issues concerning operations strategy, strategic fit, innovation, international logistics, outsourcing and business improvement.


Sponsors include: Abbot Laboratories, Anglo American, Balfour Beatty, Chess Dynamics, DeBeers, Giddings Design, GKN, HSBC, John Crane, Natures Way Foods, Smiths Group, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Sainsbury's, Standard Bank, Standard Life Assurance Company, United Dairies, Vestas, Wipro and Wyeth.


ORMS actively encourage the dissemination, development and application of operations management issues publications, conference presentations, industry-based projects and a series of guest lectures at the Business School.

Past events

The future of operations management: Why it's become so important and why it will continue to be so

Speakers: Prof. Nigel Slack, Emeritus Professor of Operations Management and Strategy at Warwick University)

Date and Time: 12.00pm - 2.00pm, Wednesday 27 May 2015

Venue: Kingston Business School, room KHBS 106

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