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The first three graduates of the Logistics & Supply Chain Management emphasis in the College’s Ph.D. received their degrees in the August 2014 graduation ceremony. Pictured above from left to right are Dr. Wesley D. Boyce, Dr. William Ellegood, and Dr. Mitchell A. Millstein.

Mitch Millstein, PhD received his doctorate in Business Administration from the Logistics & Supply Chain Management program in August 2104. His dissertation is 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”. Dr. Millstein’s Dissertation Advisory Committee consisted of Drs. Joseph Martinich (chair), Robert Nauss, L. Douglas Smith and Donald Sweeney.

William Ellegood, PhD received his doctorate in Business Administration from the Logistics & Supply Chain Management program in August 2104. His dissertation is entitled “Should the Supply Chain Strategy of a Product Change over its Life Cycle”. Dr. Ellegood’s Dissertation Advisory Committee consisted of Drs. Donald Sweeney (co-chair), James F. Campbell (co-chair), Gerald Gao, and Ray Mundy.

Wes Boyce, PhD received his doctorate in Business Administration from the Logistics & Supply Chain Management program in August 2104. His dissertation is entitled “Supply Chain Relationships: Is Collaboration Reality?”. Dr. Boyce’s Dissertation Advisory Committee consisted of Drs. Ray Mundy (chair), Haim Mano, Keith Womer and John Kent (University of Arkansas).

Dick Navarro taught International Project Management in Bremen, Germany in Summer 2014 as part of a UMSL partnership.

Dr. Joseph Martinich was named Founder’s Professor in 2013.

Dr. Robert Nauss was named Founder’s Professor to begin in 2015.

Dr. David Ronen Receives the Goodeve Medal

On November 3, 2009, at the Royal Society in London, England, Dr. David Ronen received the Goodeve Medal from The Operational Research Society, the oldest OR society in the world. Dr. Ronen is professor of Logistics and Operations Management and has been a UMSL faculty member since 1980. According to Gavin Blackett, Secretary and General Manager of The OR Society, the Goodeve Medal is "one of the Society's most prestigious awards."

Franz Edelman Medal
In April 2008 Professor David Ronen was recognized as an Edelman Laureate and was presented with The Franz Edelman Medal by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Edelman Laureates are recognized for their significant contribution to work that each year is selected as representative of the best applications of analytical decision making in the world.

An Approximate Dynamic Programming Approach to Stochastic Resource Planning
Presenting Author: Stan Solomon, Ph.D. Candidate
Co-Authors: Haitao Li, Cipriano Santos (Hewlett-Packard) and Keith Womer

Integrated Optimization Model of Supply Chain Configuration for New Products with Two-Segment Market
Presenting Author: Mehdi Amini (University of Memphis)
Co-Author:  Haitao Li

Optimizing a Reciprocal Workforce
Presenting Author:  Cipriano Santos (Hewlett-Packard)
Co-Authors:  Kay-Yut Chen (University of Texas at Arlington), Haitao Li, Claudia Marquez, Alex Zhang (Hewlett Packard)

Tabu Search for Solving the Black-and-White Travelling Salesman Problem
Presenting Author: Haitao Li
Co-Author: Bahram Alidaee (University of Mississippi)

Two-Stage Robust Optimization and Stochastic Programming: Drawing Parallels and Distinctions
Presenting Author:  Aldis Jakubovskis, Ph.D.. Candidate
Co-Author: Haitao Li

Modeling Hub Location and Network Design with Fixed and Variable Costs
Presenting Author: James Campbell
Co-Author: Ricardo Saraiva de Camargo (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil), Gilberto de Miranda Jr. (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil), Morton O'Kelly  (The Ohio State University)