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Institute of Operations Management seeking submissions for annual conference

Operating Unconventionally’ is the theme for the 2011 Annual Conference of the Institute of Operations Management, the professional society for operations management in manufacturing, service and the public sector. Due to the announcement of the royal wedding, the conference date has been changed and will be now held on 11th May 2011 at Studley Castle in the West Midlands.

The event will constitute a main conference stream, together with a simultaneous practical workshop and an exhibition. A cocktail hour and conference dinner will be held in the evening.

IOM Manager Leonie Edwards says ‘Following the recession, pressures on operations and supply chain management are greater than ever – the future is all about developing enhanced efficiency at reduced costs. IOM’s role is to provide a platform for the exchange of information and new ideas, the promotion of best practice, and the development of innovation. The 2011 IOM Operational Excellence Conference comes at a critical moment and provides the opportunity to both promote and receive the latest thinking.’

IOM is seeking submissions for contributions to the conference on such issues as lean and Six Sigma applications, continuous and quality improvements, supply chain operations, environment and sustainability, inventory, sales, automation, demand management and forecasting. However, contributors should not be restricted to these matters – IOM will be delighted to receive contributions on any relevant topic to the overall theme and a longer list of possible subjects appears on the IOM web site.

Potential contributors should submit an abstract of no more than 400 words to the IOM Steering Group c/o Leonie Edwards, Manager – IOM at leonie.edwards@iomnet.org.uk no later than Monday 10th January 2011.

Delegates are advised to register early as places will be limited to 100 delegates, which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Comprehensive information on the conference, paper submission guidelines and schedule dates can be found at http://bit.ly/9yNJlh

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