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1 Operational Research at British Airways Stefan Jackson Susannah Martin Operational Research Consultants

2 Introduction Objective Help you to understand what it is like to work in OR at BA Agenda BA & its OR department The perspective of a new joiner

3 My background Warwick University –BSc MORSE ( ) –MSc MSOR ( ) BA since 2000

4 British Airways One of the worlds longest established airlines Industry-leader Last year, BA had -> 36 million passengers -Turnover >£7,500m -47,000 staff employed British Airways worldwide route network covers some 341 destinations in 106 countries

5 BAs daily Operation is huge Our current LHR operation is very constrained. We will move to a new Terminal T5 in 2008.

6 BA organisation Willie Walsh CEO Commercial Planning Commercial Customer Service and Ops Finance IM Investments and Alliances General Counsel People Department

7 OR provides consultancy right across BA Willie Walsh CEO Commercial Planning Commercial Customer Service and Ops Finance IM Investments and Alliances General Counsel People Department OR

8 Working in OR 50 people Range of different roles Flexible resourcing

9 My background Nottingham University –BSc Mathematics with Statistics ( ) Warwick University –MSc MSOR ( ) Joined BA 6 months ago

10 A typical day in OR at BA Each day is different Likely to include: Project work Client meetings OR meetings Planning and communication

11 Network planning & scheduling OR projects Forecasting Competitor Growth 3 month MSc summer project Forecasting where competitors will put their planes over the next 15 years Improving punctuality Calculating the optimum time to give an aircraft between flights Estimating numbers of transfer passengers for Terminal 5 To help with staffing decisions in the new terminal

12 In our department we use various OR techniques Forecasting Simulation Spreadsheet Modelling Statistical Analysis Problem Structuring Optimisation

13 But some things are different compared with uni Problem structuring Who should you talk to ? Data is not always available We need the answer yesterday please … Dont always believe what you see Politics within the organisation

14 Working in OR at BA Friendly and helpful people Awaydays and socials Clubs and societies to join Modern offices – lots of facilities + Flights Line roles Flights + Flexi-time Flights Fun and Varied Environment Flights

15 Any Questions?


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