Associate Professor of Operations Management
Director of Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics Studies Program
DBA, Indiana University, 1981
MBA, University of Cincinnati, 1974
BBA, University of Cincinnati, 1973Specialties
Supply-chain management, manufacturing scheduling, service operations, project management, business process reengineering.Positions Held
At the University of Washington since 1980
Production and inventory control manager at G.A. Gray Division of Warner and Swasey (1974-75)Current Research
Inventory management in a manufacturing firm, scheduling repetitive projects.Honors and Awards
Decision Sciences Institute Instructional Innovation Award finalist for The Bummer Game: An Interactive Exercise in Reengineering (1996)
Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award (1988)
Distinguished Teaching Award from Indiana University (1977)Academic Service
Chairman of Faculty Advisory Board for the Global Trade, Transportation, and Logistics (GTTL) Program (1997-present)Selected Publications
"Scheduling Recurrent Construction," with Bruce Faaland, Naval Research Logistics
, Vol. 51, No. 8, December 2004, pp. 1102-1128.
"Economic Lot Scheduling with Lost Sales and Setup Times," with T. Arreola-Risa and Bruce Faaland, IEE Transactions on Scheduling and Logistics
, November 2003.
“Your Lean Team, Use It, or Lost It,” with Karen Brown and Richard Schonberger, Target, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2003.
"Improved Scheduling Method and System," U.S. Patent No. 5,524,077 (1996).
"Cost-Based Scheduling of Workers and Equipment in a Fabrication and Assembly Shop," with B. Faaland, Operations Research
(Vol. 41, No. 2, 1993).
"A New Algorithm for Computing the Maximal Closure of a Graph," Management Science
"Scheduling Tasks with Due Dates in a Fabrication/Assembly Process," Operations Research
(1987)Selected Consulting Experience
Puget Sound Blood Center, improving the supply chain for blood delivery using animated simulation.
Keg Restaurant Company, layout and staffing for new restaurants using simulation analysis.