Ted Klastorin

Theodore Klastorin

Professor of Operations Management
Burlington Northern/Burlington Resources Professor in:
            Manufacturing Management
Adjunct Professor of Health Services


  • PhD, University of Texas, 1973
  • BS, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1969


Specialties
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management (including):
    • Inventory
    • Logistics
    • Scheduling
  • Service Operations (including waiting lines and location issues)


Positions Held
  • At the University of Washington since 1974
  • Assistant professor at Wake Forest University (1972-74)


Current Research
  • Coordination mechanisms in decentralized supply chains
  • Resource allocation in uncertain and highly risky projects
  • The impact of random shocks on production and service systems


Honors and Awards
  • PhD Outstanding Mentor Award for ISOM (2011- 2012)
  • Best paper in the operations area for his article, "An Effective Methodology for the Stochastic Project Compression Problem," with
    G. Mitchell, IIE Transactions, Vol 39, No. 19, October, 2007, pp. 957-969.
  • Senior Research Fellow, IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin (1990 - Present)
  • UW School of Business Andrew V. Smith Faculty Development Award (1994)



Academic Service
  • Editorial board of IIE Transactions and Journal of Manufacturing and Service Operations
  • Chairman of Department of Management Science (1986-1990, 1994-Present)
  • Co-director of Program in Engineering and Manufacturing Management (1992-1995)
  • Co-chairman of 1998 biennial research conference of MSOM section of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences


Selected Publications
  • "An Effective Methodology for the Stochastic Project Compression Problem," with G. Mitchell, IIE Transactions, Vol 39, No. 19, October, 2007, pp. 957-969.
  • "Synchronous Unpaced Flow Lines with Worker Differences and Overtime Costs," with K. Doerr and M. Magazine, Management Science. (Forthcoming)
  • "The Impact of Small Lot Ordering on Traffic Congestion in a Physical Distribution System," with K. Moinzadeh and E. Berk, IIE Transactions, Vol. 29, August 1997.
  • "Impact of Material Flow Policies and Goals on Job Outcomes," with K. Doerr, K. Brown, T. Mitchell, Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 81, No.2, 1996.


Selected Consulting Experience
  • Microsoft Corporation: Design Assistance on Microsoft Project
  • Davis, Wright, Tremaine (and Paccar Corporation): Expert testimony on manufacturing issues
  • Fluke Corporation: Advanced project management

Contact Information

Phone:206-543-1833
Fax:206-543-3968
Office:551 Paccar Hall
Email:tedk@u.washington.edu
Web:

Mailing Address

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

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