The Pro Bono group of INFORMS at UM aims to provide support in topics such as scheduling, resource allocation, continuous improvement, optimization, and decision analysis to organizations in our community that otherwise would not have the resources to afford it.
We started this initiative of outreach and service to the community in collaboration with STATCOM (Statistics in the Community). STATCOM is a community outreach program that provides statistical consulting to local non-profits and community organizations
Areas of expertise:
Continuous improvement Decision analysis Facilities layout design
Inventory management Motion and time studies Resource allocation
Scheduling Optimization Simulation Data analytics
Current projects include:
- Analyzing and summarizing the "Speak to Your Health" survey of the Genesee County Health Department
- Providing support to the mobile pantry placement of Food for Thought, an organization that gives "mobile food pantries" to low-income and/or underserved areas around Toledo, OH.
- Improving the Children’s Center ability to manage caseload capacity of each clinician, department, and the agency as a whole. Performing data analysis to determine patterns and trends related to caseloads