|2002 ‐ Present||Professor, University of Dayton ‐ Department of Management Information Systems, Operations Management, and Decision Sciences|
|Present||Niehaus Chair in Operations Management, University of Dayton ‐ Department of Management Information Systems, Operations Management, and Decision Sciences|
Honors and Awards
- Reimar Luest Prize for International Scholarly and Cultural Exchange, given by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
- this honors scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion of cultural and academic relations between their own countries and Germany.
- Fellow of APICS
- Senior Fulbright Scholar (three times)
- August-Wilhelm Scheer Visiting Professor 2017
- Honorary Fellow of Technical University of Munich, Institute for Advanced Study
|1979||PhD, Pennsylvania State University|
|1971||MBA, Loyola College|
|1967||BSME, Lehigh University|
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Time-Phased Safety Stocks Planning and its Financial Impacts: Empirical Evidence based on European Econometric Data International Journal of Production Economics (2014)
This paper explores the rationale for planning time-phased safety stocks. We assert that a single safety stock vector for the entire planning horizon (typically based on stationary demand forecast errors and stationary replenishment lead times) ...
Applying Work Flow Control in Make-to-order Job Shops International Journal of Production Economics (2013)
This paper considers work flow control within a make-to-order job shop, which in this presentation differs from either a just-in-time (JIT) or make-to-inventory system because finished goods due dates are externally determined and early delivery ...
Weighted Tardiness for the Single Machine Scheduling Problem: An Examination of Precedence Theorem Productivity Computers & Operations Research (2013)
Earlier research by Kanet  has provided a number of new theorems for deciding precedence between pairs of jobs for 1∣∣ΣwjTj. The theorems supplant those of Rinnooy Kan, Lageweg, and Lenstra . Presented here are ...
A Survey-Based Evaluation of Logistics and Transportation Research Journal Quality Transportation Journal (2011)
We administered a survey of authors who conduct transportation research and have recently published in transportation-related research journals. The purpose of the survey was to assess the authors’ perceptions of the quality of journals that ...
Evaluating Transportation Research Journal Quality Using the Author Affiliation Index Transportation Journal (2011)
Previous research by Gorman and Kanet (2011) reports survey responses on transportation-related research journal quality. In addition to ranking research journal quality, respondents in that survey also provided their opinions regarding the quality of research ...
Job Due-date Assignment with Earliness and Tardiness Penalties and Stochastic Arrival and Service Times International Journal of Advanced Operations Management (2011)
We consider the problem of assigning job due-dates when the objective is to minimise the total expected earliness and tardiness penalty. This type of problem is important because modern production and distribution systems discourage both ...
Formulation and Solution Approaches to the Rail Maintenance Production Gang Scheduling Problem Journal of Transportation Engineering (2010)
The rail industry spends billions of dollars each year on maintenance and renewal of its track infrastructure. The scheduling of these maintenance projects is extremely complex, with numerous hard and soft cost trade-offs and job ...
Dynamic "Planned" Safety Stocks in Supply Networks International Journal of Production Research (2010)
Safety stocks are commonly used in inventory management for tactically planning against uncertainty in demand and/or supply. The usual approach is to plan a single safety stock value for the entire planning horizon. More advanced ...
Integrating Production Planning and Control: Toward a Simple Model for Capacitated ERP Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations (2010)
Despite great advances in enterprise management software during the past several decades, there remains a significant opportunity in the design of production and material planning systems. After a discussion of a major technical flaw in ...
Consolidating Theoretical Results for Weighted Tardiness Scheduling International Journal of Advanced Operations Management (2009)
We provide a theorem for 1||Σ wjTj, which specifies necessary and sufficient conditions for adjacent job pairs in an optimum schedule. This 'adjacency theorem' is compactly stated and a straightforward proof is provided. The theorem ...
Developing Undergraduate Student Research Experiences in Operations Management Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (2008)
In search of pedagogical strategies to raise undergraduate business education to a new level, the Carnegie's Boyer Commission Report (1998) recommends “to make research-based learning the standard.” In other countries, this is already the norm. ...
Using a Supply Chain Game to Effect Problem-Based Learning in an Undergraduate Operations Management Program Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (2008)
Problem-based learning (PBL), first applied in the 1960s in the domain of medicine, is now underway in a number of leading U.S. business schools. We combine the case-oriented PBL approach with a competitive game in ...
New Precedence Theorems for One-Machine Weighted Tardiness Mathematics of Operations Research (2007)
In an earlier paper by Emmons [Emmons, H. 1969. One-machine sequencing to minimize certain functions of job tardiness. Oper. Res. 17 701–715], the problem of sequencing jobs on a single machine in order to minimize ...
IS Journal Quality Assessment Using the Author Affiliation Index Communications of the Association for Information Systems (2007)
Research productivity is one means by which academic units attain legitimacy within their institutional milieu and make their case for resources. Journal quality assessment is an important component for assessing faculty research productivity. We introduce ...
Evaluating Operations Management-related Journals via the Author Affiliation Index Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (2005)
We evaluate operations management–related journals based on a novel indicator of journal quality—the Author Affiliation Index (AAI). We explain the basic rationale behind the AAI, as well as its advantages and disadvantages with respect to ...
Mean Flowtime and Inventory in Production Systems: A Finite Time Analogue to Little’s Law International Journal of Production Economics (2004)
One of the most important results regarding flows in production systems is the well-known formula L=λW, commonly referred to as “Little's Law”. Whereas the formula pertains to steady state averages, we show here that it ...
A Weighted Modified Due Date Rule for Sequencing to Minimize Weighted Tardiness Journal of Scheduling (2004)
Priority dispatching for minimizing job tardiness has been the subject of research investigation for several decades. Minimizing weighted tardiness however has considerably more practical relevance, but for this objective only a few dispatching rules have ...
Constraint Programming for Scheduling Handbook of Scheduling: Algorithms, Models, and Performance Analysis (2004)
Our goal is to introduce the constraint programming (CP) approach within the context of scheduling. We start with an introduction to CP and its distinct technical vocabulary. We then present and illustrate a general algorithm ...
Problem-Based Learning for Production and Operations Management Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (2003)
In this paper, we describe our application of “problem-based learning” in the teaching of production and operations management. We describe a study of the effectiveness of this approach and present the results and analysis of ...
Production Planning and Control Systems-State of the Art and New Directions Lecture Notes in Computer Science (1995)
This chapter begins with a description of the role of production planning and control (PPC) within the manufacturing function. After discussing the impact of the operating environment on the choice a system for PPC, we ...
Enhancing Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems Through Artificial Intelligence Techniques Knowledge-based Systems in Manufacturing (1989)
Manufacturing planning and control systems are currently dominated by systems based upon Material Requirements Planning (MRP). MRP systems have a number of fundamental flaws. A potential alternative to MRP systems is suggested after research into ...
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OM Forum: Evaluating Operations Management–Related Journals via the Author Affiliation Index—Do Professors at Top U.S. Business Schools Do What They Say? Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (2007)
In Gorman and Kanet (2005) we introduced the Author Affiliation Index (AAI) and how it could be used to rate the quality of operations management-related journals. Since then, Olson (2005) surveyed operations management professors from ...