Polaris Consulting are sponsoring the Team Challenge at this week’s Young to OR 20 Annual Conference in London. Polaris Consulting are running a competitive workshop where delegate teams run the chance of winning £500 of prizes by developing the best technical approach to an OR problem. This requires technical skill, good consulting practice, and wide-ranging systems thinking to deal with the challenges in a typical bid engagement.
Helen joined Polaris in December 2016 and will be at the heart of our Consultancy business with the responsibility for managing and coordinating team activities and ensuring compliance to all relevant standards. She has wide experience within Project Management and Project Office Support. With over 20+ years of experience in the Data Storage IT industry, gaining qualifications in Purchasing (CIPS) and Project Management (APMP).
Saskia Hannappel recently started as a KTP Associate in June 2016, after completing her MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Portsmouth. For the next 2 years she will be working with us on a project about challenges in the offshore wind sector. She will serve as a link between the University of Portsmouth and Polaris Consulting in order to transfer and combine academic knowledge and apply it onto real-life problems. The aim of the project is to build a tool based on academic data and industry experience which can be used to reduce costs in the Supply Chain of a wind farm.
The 19th CMAS World Underwater Hockey Championships took place from March 25th to April 2nd 2016 in Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa with a participation of 17 countries. Great Britain (GB) took 4 teams with these being Men and Women teams for Elite and Masters categories.
Polaris employee Andrew Stillwell (who can be pictured far left in below photo) formed part of the GB Men’s team who recently claimed the Silver medal.
Sam joined Polaris in January 2016 as an Analyst after completing his MSc project in collaboration with the company. Both his MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Statistics, were completed at the University of Portsmouth. His studies developed a wide range of skills including Operational Analysis, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, and Statistics.
Since starting, Sam has continued to develop the project started at University as well as undertaking various other analytical tasks.
Polaris has recently recruited two new staff; Andy Nye from General Dynamics and John Shimell from IBM (linkedIn). They will support the Company’s growing cost analysis and OA business.
Polaris has placed 11 new contracted temporary workers with Dstl over the past two months, through the Company’s relationship with Capita, who manage these services to Dstl.