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Active Decision Support applies Operations Research methods across a wide range of subjects to help corporate and government organizations make informed decisions.

We analyze your situation and then provide the information you need to make fact-based decisions that help build your business.

The analytical methods we apply include Decision Analysis, Statistical AnalysisOptimization TechniquesEconomic AnalysisSimulation, and Location Analysis (including BRAC).

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How can decision analysis help us?


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All organizations make hard decisions at varying levels of required investment, uncertainty, and expected benefit. We apply the appropriate method(s) including multi-objective decision analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and economic analysis techniques to help you make informed decisions.

ADS can help your company get a foot in the door using operations research techniques and analytics. Organizations are often unaware of the possibilities and the benefits a thorough decision analysis can bring them.



    How can I best apply statistics to my data?

    Many times, the best solution is not made apparent by the data alone. Clients need to know what probability there is of an event occurring or that a significant percentage of the survey base supports a particular answer. Statistics are also powerful within sports analytics and cost estimation.

    The challenge in statistical analysis remains to gain domain knowledge. “Working the line” or completing the task will result in countless of hours saved in data collection.



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    We need to optimize our operations. Where should we start?

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    Optimization prescribes the best solution for a client’s business given a set of resource constraints and an objective–for example, to maximize profit given a set of production, demand, and supply constraints.



      What types of economical analysis do you provide?

      We analyze Business Cases, Cost Estimation, Cost-Benefits Models and Sports. Economic analysis assesses cash flow over time given a set of costs and revenues. It’s usually used in conjunction with other methods that project cost and revenue.

      For example, investment planning may use optimization, but also require economic analysis. ADS might recommend less obvious and more appropriate decisions after conducting an economic analysis.



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      How can simulation help my company?


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      Businesses and government re-size their operations and need to determine which are the best sites to meet their new requirements. We help clients determine what “best” means for them according to business-specific criteria. We then assist in determining the sites that meet those criteria. In some cases Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) analysis may be needed. We can support BRAC or use BRAC methods for many location analyses.



        What are the best locations for my company's resources?

        Businesses and government re-size their operations and need to determine which are the best sites to meet their new requirements. We help clients determine what “best” means for them according to business-specific criteria. We then assist in determining the sites that meet those criteria. In some cases Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) analysis may be needed. The challenge with Location Analysis is to provide a transparent, repeatable, and defensible result. We can support BRAC or use BRAC methods for many location analyses.



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        WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING


        The ADS team specializes in completing challenging projects that involve uncertainty, when other consultants say it can't be done.


        • "Using Active Decision Support's tools is like turning on the light. Before the introduction of these tools, we were unable to predict future demands. Their planning tools helped us see further into the future and plan accordingly!"

          - Fortune 50 Company

        • "The Operations Research methods Active Decision Support introduced to us served as catalysts for new ideas and encouraged out-of-the-box thinking."

          - Client Executives

        • "We thought the problem was too difficult, you really simplified the process and gave us the tools we needed, Thanks!"

          - P.N., Fortune 10 Company

        • Heard at a Directors Meeting : "They are here because they just saved us $400 million on a prior project."

          - Fortune 50 company


        Contract Schedules Available


        CMAS Contract No: 4-14-03-0582A

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        Base GSA Schedule No: GS-10F-0303M

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        Certifications


        We have the following California DGS Certifications:


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        Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

        Small Business (SB, Micro)

        Certification No. 55711

        Associated NAICS and PSC codes


        Verifications



        We have the following U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Verification

        Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

        Duns #826852027

        Questions. Answered.

        Answers to some frequently asked questions.