Founded in 1998, the Centre for Operations Excellence (COE) is an internationally recognized operations research (OR) centre based in the Operations and Logistics division of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.
We are dedicated to providing value to business and academia through projects with industry and research on applied OR methods. We have published many research articles and completed over 100 industry projects with major corporations in nearly every business sector. Some of these projects have been featured in the national media and have won best practice awards at OR conferences. In 2015, the COE was the recipient of the UPS George D. Smith Prize, “awarded to an academic department or program for effective and innovative preparation of students to be good practitioners of operations research.”
To be a world-class academic centre that enhances the teaching, research and practice of business analytics, operations research and operations management.
Partnering with organizations in the private and public sectors, the COE will initiate and manage applied projects that will:
address and provide solutions to operational challenges facing our partners.
create problem-based learning opportunities for students.
provide an opportunity for faculty to enhance their teaching and research.