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{ Monthly Archives } November 2005

Warranties and Inventory

Jay Swaminathan from University of North Carolina was visiting us today. He gave an interesting talk about how to set inventory levels when warranty replacement is a significant issue. This paper really hit a chord since I am working on my 5th(!) iPod. It seems without fail that my iPod fails after 3 or 4 […]

OR Exhibits

I just got back from Washington, where a friend of ours, a scientific illustrator, had an opening for his work at the AAAS. It is a very impressive show, with a mix of illustrations of insects, plants, dinosaurs, and extinct mammals. The attendees of the opening were a real mix. Some had a scientific background, […]