Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods
Evert McCabe Faculty Fellow
- PhD, Stanford University, 1994
- MS, Stanford University, 1991
- BS, Swarthmore College, 1989
- Quantitative methods
- Operations management
- Inventory control
- At the University of Washington since 1993
Honors and Awards
- Modeling of issues related to component commonality, delayed product differentiation, and centralization
- Optimizing warehouse policies for stowing and picking
- Improving the efficiency of unpaced production lines through workload balancing (or unbalancing) and buffer space allocation
- Evert McCabe Endowed Fellowship:
- Paccar Award for Teaching Excellence (2007, 2013)
- Eight-time winner of Daytime MBA Core Professor of the Quarter:
- Spring 2013
- Spring 2012
- Spring 2011
- Spring 2010
- Spring 2009
- Spring 2007
- Spring 2006
- Spring 2005
- MBA Elective Professor of the Year (2006-2007)
- Two-time winner of MBA Elective Professor of the Quarter (Winter 2001 and Winter 2007)
- Evening MBA Core Professor of the Quarter (Winter 2005)
- Dean’s Citizenship Award for “Exemplary Citizenship in the UW Business School” (2004)
- Neal and Jan Dempsey Endowed Faculty Fellowship (2002-2003 and 2003-2004)
- Best Paper Award for 2000-2001, IIE Transactions (Scheduling and Logistics)
- Member of INFORMS since March 1992
- Member of IIE since January 2002
- Hillier, M.S. (2013), "Designing Unpaced Production Lines to Optimize Throughput and Work-in-Process Inventory," IIE Transaction, (45), 516-527.
- Hillier, F.S. and M.S. Hillier, (2013). "Introduction to Management Science: A Modeling and Case Studies Approach with Spreadsheets," Fifth Edition, McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
- Hillier, F.S. and M. S. Hillier (2007), "Trends in OR/MS Education at the Introductory Level," chapter in Book Tutorials in Operations Research, published in conjunction with the 2007 INFORMS meeting in Seattle.
- “Simultaneous Allocation of Workload and Buffer Space in Unpaced Production Lines with Random Processing Times,” IIE Transactions, Vol. 38, January 2006, pp. 53-65.
- “Using Commonality as Backup Safety Stock,” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 136, February 2002, pp. 353-365.
- Hillier, M.S. (2000), "Component Commonality in Multiple-Period, Assemble-to-Order Systems", IIE Transactions, (32), 755-766.
(Winner of Best Paper Award for 2000-2001 in IIE Transactions - Scheduling and Logistics).
- Hillier, M.S. and M.L. Brandeau (1998). "Optimal Component Assignment and Board Grouping in Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing", Operations Research, (46), 675-689.
Hillier, M. and T. Klastorin, "Optimizing Inventory Location and Routing at a Retail Fulfillment Center
- Business Administration 502 - Decision Support Models
- Business Administration 505 - Decision Support Models
- MSIS 502 - Computer-Based Statistical Analysis and Decision Support Modeling
- Operations Management 301 - Principles of Operations Management
- Operations Management 402 - Introduction to Logistics
- Operations Management 535 - Logistics and Physical Distribution Management
- Quantitative Methods 450 - Spreadsheet Modeling for Managerial Decision Making
- Quantitative Methods 501 - Decision Support Models
- Quantitative Methods 551 - Modeling with Spreadsheets
- TMMBA 514 - Decision Support Models
|Office:||465 Paccar Hall|
Foster School of Business, Paccar Hall
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3226
|"Effective inventory management involves resolving the conflicting goals of reducing inventory levels while still maintaining high levels of service. Utilizing component commonality has helped meet these goals."|