Greycon founder a keynote speaker at OR Society Annual Conference 2017

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Constantine Goulimis, CEO at Greycon, will be one of the Keynote speakers and will be presenting a paper on KBP: A New Pattern Reduction Heuristic for the Cutting Stock Problem at the upcoming OR Society Annual Conference (OR59).

OR59 will be taking place on 12-14th September 2017 in Loughborough University, UK. There will be plenary speakers, keynote speakers, around 200 paper presentations in streams ranging from analytics to transport, the unique practitioner/academic collaboration sessions, a varied social programme plus much more.

Constantine will be presenting results for two variants on a new type of heuristic, which is computationally cheap and nicely complements previous ones. The paper is the result of on-going research to reduce the number of slitting patterns, a matter of great importance in some applications, particularly the plastic film industry, where the slitting process can become a bottleneck.

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About OR Society
Founded over 60 years ago in succession to the Operational Research Club which was set up in 1948, The UK’s OR Society is the world’s oldest-established learned society catering to the Operational Research (O.R.) profession, and one of the largest in the world, with 2,700 members in 66 countries.

About Greycon
Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems that have been designed specifically for roll-based & flat sheet industries. Greycon operate throughout the world. Greycon’s strength is the extensive range of specialist software solutions for Paper & Board, Plastic Films & Flexible Packaging, Nonwovens, Metals and Converting industries supported by powerful optimisation algorithms and a highly experienced team of consultants.

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