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About Dr. Lauren B Davis

My Research addresses the management of for-profit and not-for profit/humanitarian supply chains with specific focus on performance in dynamic environments. Characteristics of the dynamic environment include one or more of the following: (1) constrained supply; (2)uncertain supply (3) uncertain demand; (4) demand surges due to extreme events, like natural disasters; (5) disruptions in operations caused by extreme events. Primary emphasis is on decision making related to effective planning, allocation, and distribution of inventory. The goal is to identify policies that are optimal from a financial (cost) and/or service (response time, need) perspective.

Positions

Present Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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Present Associate Professor, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Supply Chain Management and Stochastic Optimization

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For Profit Supply Chain Management (2)

Humanitarian / Non Profit Supply Chain Management (4)

Heuristics (2)

Homeland Security Applications (2)

Healthcare Applications (2)