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POMS Applied Research Challenge

The Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) invites submissions to the 4th POMS Applied Research Challenge.

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The POMS Applied Research Challenge (ARC) was launched in 2012 to encourage POMS members to conduct rigorous applied research that is relevant to practice and innovative.

How to Make OM Research More Relevant


First Place:

    Leveraging Comparables for New Product Sales Forecasting
  • Lennart Baardman (MIT OR Center)
  • Igor Levin (Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc.)
  • Georgia Perakis (MIT Sloan School of Management)
  • Divya Singhvi (MIT OR Center)

    How Does Dynamic Pricing Affect Customer Behavior on Retailing Platforms?
    Evidence from a Large Randomized Experiment on Alibaba
  • Dennis Zhang (WUSTL Olin Business School)
  • Lingxiu Dong (WUSTL Olin Business School)
  • Hengchen Dai (UCLA Anderson School of Management)
  • Xiaofei Liu (Alibaba Group)
  • Nannan Zhang (Alibaba Group)

    Minimizing Multimodular Functions and Allocating Capacity in Bike-Sharing Systems
  • Daniel Freund (Cornell University)
  • Shane G. Henderson (Cornell University)
  • David B. Shmoys (Cornell University)

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Click here to see video of finalist (Motivate)


  • Tugce Martagan
  • Ananth Krishnamurthy
  • Peter A. Leland
  • Christos T. Maravelias

Click here to see video of the Winner (Aldevron)
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  • Nathan Kallus
  • Dimitris Bertsimas
  • Amjad Hussain
  • Saurabh Bansal
  • Genaro J. Gutierrez
  • John R. Keiser

Finalist Presentations

Call for Proposals

Winner and Finalists

Three Finalist Presentations

Click here to see video of the Winner (Warby Parker Team)

Call for Proposals

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