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


  • Mohammad Kashmoula


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

Grant writing: Research funding: strategies to succeed

  • Speaker: Professor Michael Bourlakis (Cranfield Management School)
  • Date and Time: Tuesday 21 January 2020 (12.30pm - 2.00pm)
  • Venue: Kingston Business School

How to publish in top journals?

  • Speaker: Dr Reza Zanjirani Farahani
  • Date and Time: Friday 1 November 2019 
  • Venue: Kingston Business School

Case studies in service operations management

  • Speakers: Dr John Dwyer, Senior Lecturer in Analysing Business Data, Roehampton Business School, University of Roehampton
  • Date and Time: Monday 22 October 2018
  • Venue: Kingston Business School, room KHKH 1041

A multi-objective location model for offshore wind farms

  • Speakers: Prof. Dylan Jones, Centre for Operational Research and Logistics, Department of Mathematics, University of Portsmouth
  • Date and Time: Wednesday 11 March 2015
  • Venue: Kingston Business School, room KHBS 106

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: Wednesday 27 May 2015
  • Venue: Kingston Business School, room KHBS 106

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