Logistics and Operations Management

The mission of Logistics and Operations Management is to produce the appropriate goods or services in the right quality and quantity, and to distribute them to the right place at the right time, thereby making the greatest contribution to the organization. In a business environment, Logistics and Operations Management encompasses the design, implementation and management of systems for efficient deployment of personnel, physical facilities, raw materials, in-process inventories, finished goods and related information or services. Logistics and Operations Management covers the whole supply chain, from the acquisition of raw materials, through production, to the point of consumption. Logistics and Operations Management analysts must be proficient in the use of quantitative models and computers, and communicate effectively.

The Logistics and Operations Management Area at University of Missouri - Saint Louis covers a wide range of topics including logistics, production and service operations management, management science, operations research, supply chain management, lean production, quality, forecasting, and statistics.

The LOM faculty and graduate students are involved in a wide range of theoretical and applied research activities, often in collaboration with academic colleagues and industry partners. LOM faculty and students also play key roles in the College’s Center for Transportation Studies and the Center for Business and Industrial Studies.


Ellegood Dissertation Group Photo

William A. Ellegood, LSCM Ph.D. student, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation entitled, “Selecting the Best Supply Chain Strategy: When is a misalignment of product type and strategy appropriate?; How do changes in expected demand impact strategies? and Should the strategy of a product change over its life-cycle?” on July 14, 2014. Pictured are Dr. Ellegood (center) with the Dissertation Advisory Committee: Dr. Gerald Gao, Dr. James Campbell (co-chair), Dr. Donald Sweeney (co-chair) and Dr. Ray Mundy. Dr. Ellegood is Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Sam Houston State University.


Mitch Millstein, LSCM Ph.D. student, defended his doctoral dissertation entitled, “Takt Time Grouping: A Method to Implement Kanban-Flow Manufacturing in an Unbalanced Process with Moving Constraints & Comparison to One Piece Flow and Drum Buffer Rope: Which is Better, When and Why” on June 12, 2014. Pictured with Dr. Millstein are Dr. L. Douglas Smith, Dr. Joseph Martinich(chair), Dr. Robert Nauss and Dr. Donald Sweeney who served on Dissertation Advisory Committee.