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, 1969Specialties
Project management, supply chain management (including inventory, logistics, and scheduling of goods and services), 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 (2011/12)
Best paper in IIE Transactions 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 (1986-90, 1994-present)
Co-director of Program in Engineering and Manufacturing Management (1992-95)
Co-chairman of 1998 biennial research conference of MSOM section of Insitute for Operations Research and the Management SciencesSelected 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
"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.