The objectives of the Society are as follows.
To promote the study and application of OR/MS.
To disseminate knowledge through the publication of research results and informal exchange of information.
To contribute to the advancement of the fields of OR and MS, as well as system analysis, cybernetics, and related disciplines.
The Society has grown remarkably over the past 43 years. As of February 2020, the society comprises more than 4,200 members.