About the centre

Providing value to business

The Centre for Operations Excellence (COE) is an internationally recognized operations research (OR) centre dedicated to providing value to business and academia through projects with industry and research on applied OR methods.

Featured Project

Balancing customer service and financial control for the health care benefit approval process

WorkSafeBC can assess the change in Health Care Benefit Approval workload if a different authority level were to be selected and if an alternative policy were to be used to trigger financial approval.

Read more about the project (PDF, 89kb)


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We are dedicated to providing value to business and academia through projects with industry and research on applied OR methods
What is operations research?
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What is operations research?

OR has broad applicability and embraces a wide variety of career opportunities and work styles
Industry projects
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Industry projects

The Centre for Operations Excellence (COE) partners with leading organizations to solve operational problems using operations research (OR) methodologies and produce solutions that lead to enhanced business value
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The COE draws on expertise from faculty in the Operations and Logistics division of the Sauder School of Business and from other departments at UBC

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    Centre for Operations Excellence
    2053 Main Mall
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Canada V6T 1Z2