Interests

Courses

Publications

Books

Operations Leadership, Competing in the 21st Century, co-authored with Sara Beckman, McGraw-Hill Irwin, May 4, 2007

Modern Logistics Management: Integrating Marketing, Manufacturing and Physical Distribution, co-authored with John Magee and William Copacino, John Wiley, 1985.

Journal and Book Articles

"Optimal Planning Quantities for Product Transition", Production and Operations Management,19, No. 2, pp. 142-155. 2010 (with Hongmin Li and Stephen Graves).

"Schedule Evaluation in Unstable Manufacturing Environments" International Journal of Production Economics,121, No. 1, pp. 183-194, 2009 (with Santiago Lopez de Haro and Stanley Gershwin).

"When to Refinance a Mortgage: A Dynamic Programming Approach", European Journal of Operational Research, 166, no. 1, pp. 266-277, 2005. (with Pei-Ting Lee)

"Challenges and Trends in Discrete manufacturing" ABB Review 2002, No. 2, pp. 6-10 (with Mika Kuhmonen, Rafael de Jesus, and William Hanson).

"An Integrative Approach to Process Parameter Selection" (with Francis MacDonald, Jr., David Staelin, and Keith Knauss), Production and Operations Management, 7, No. 1, Spring 1998.

"Industry and Universities: New Partners on the Endless Frontier." Reinventing the University, S. Johnson, J. Kidwell (ed.), John Wiley, 1996 (with William Hanson and Thomas Magnanti).

"Global and Variable Cost Manufacturing Systems", European Journal of Operational Research, 95, No. 2, pp.325-343, December 1996.

"Operations Research and Statistics in Manufacturing - An Educational Model", Education in a Research

University, K.J. Arrow, R.W. Cottle, B.C. Eaves and I. Olkin (ed), Stanford University Press, 1996.

"The New Dynamics of International Manufacturing Site Location", Sloan Management Review, Summer 1994, pp. 69-80 (with Alan MacCormack and L. James Newman). Translated in Spanish in Deusto Business Review, Sept. - Oct., 1995, vol. 68, pp. 86-99. Reprinted in Strategic Management in a Global Economy, H. Vernon-Wortzel and Lawrence Wortzel (eds.) third edition, Wiley 1997.

Commentary on "Plant Location Puzzle", Harvard Business Review, 72, no. 2, pp. 30-32, March-April, 1994, (with Alan MacCormack and L. James Newman).

"Demand Forecasting," Logistics Handbook, J. Robeson and W. Copacino (ed.), Free Press, New York, 1994.

"An Application of Sizing Service Territories," European Journal of Operational Research, 63, 1992, pp. 164-172 (with Isreal Engelstein and David Feigenbaum).

"Optimality of Myopic Policies in Disposing Excess Inventory (note)," Operations Research, 40, No. 4, 1992, pp. 800-803.

"Storefront Distribution for Industrial Products," Harvard Business Review, 67, No. 4, pp. 44-48, July - August, 1989.

"Disposal of Excess Inventory," Operations Research, 37, No. 3, pp. 404-409, 1989.

"Methods for Logistics Systems Analysis," International Journal of Physical Distribution and Materials Management, 17, No. 7, pp. 38-59, 1987 (with William Copacino).

"The Retailer Facility Location Problem: A Case Study," Journal of Business Logistics, 8, No. 2, pp. 95-114, 1987.

"A Model for Predicting Frequencies of Random Events," Management Science, 33, No. 8, pp. 947-954, 1987.

"Optimal Management of Tax-Sheltered Employee Reimbursement Programs," Interfaces, 16, No. 3, pp. 68-72, 1986.

"Analytic Tools for Strategic Planning," International Journal of Physical Distribution and Materials Management, 15, No. 3, pp. 47-61, 1985 (with William Copacino).

"Implications of Cost-Service Tradeoffs on Industry Logistics Structures," Interfaces, 15, No. 6, pp. 47-59, 1985 (with Roy Shapiro and Roger Bohn).

"Logistics Planning and Evaluation Using What-If Simulation," Journal of Business Logistics, 6, No. 2, pp. 89-109, 1985 (with William Copacino and Edmund Payne).

"Risks of Catastrophic Derailments Involving the Release of Hazardous Materials," Management Science, 30, No. 4, pp. 503-511, 1984 (with Ted Glickman).

"Optimal Strategies for Selling an Asset," Management Science, 29, No. 9, pp. 1051-1061, 1983 (with Roy Shapiro and David Butler).

"National Risk Assessment for Carbon Fibers Released from Aircraft Fires," Interfaces, 12, No. 2 pp. 64-73, 1982 (with Joseph Fiksel).

"Probabilistic Models for Risk Assessment," Risk Analysis, 2, No. 1, pp. 1-8, 1982 (with Joseph Fiksel).

"Optimal Adaptive Price Search," Journal of Economic Theory, 25, No. 1, pp. 1-20, 1981 (with Roy Shapiro).

"Scheduling and Estimation Techniques for Transportation Planning," Computers and Operations Research, 8, No. 1, pp. 25-38, 1981 (with Lawrence Bodin and Andy Kydes).

"The Effects of Warehouse Configuration Design on Inventory Levels and Holding Costs," Sloan Management Review, 21, No. 4, pp. 21-33, 1980 (with Mark Pendrock).

"UCOST: A Micro Approach to a Transportation Planning Problem," Journal of Urban Analysis, 5, pp. 47-69, 1978 (with Lawrence Bodin and Andy Kydes).

"Markovian Deterioration with Uncertain Information - A More General Model," Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, 23, No. 3, pp. 389-405, 1976.

"Markovian Deterioration with Uncertain Information," Operations Research, 24, No. 1, pp. 141-155, 1976.