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 (above) 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.

Michael V. Sciaroni
The Supply Chain Management Research Center in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas has awarded the 2011 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award to Michael V. Sciaroni, read more...

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."

The Goodeve Medal is awarded in recognition of the most outstanding contribution to the philosophy, theory or practice of OR published in the Journal of the OR Society, the European Journal of Information Systems or OR Insight, within the relevant year.

University of Missouri - Saint Louis LOM Faculty Ranked in Practice Literature
In a recent survey article (Interfaces 2009 39: 533-539) the UMSL Logistics and Operations Management(LOM) faculty was ranked alongside such schools as Stanford, Boston U., Minnesota, USC, U of Texas-Austin and Indiana. The survey compiled publication data from 2002-2008 for applied practice papers published in the journals Interfaces and Operations Research.

LOM Area ranked in top 15 by Princeton Review for preparation in Operations Management.
The Princeton Review ranked the UMSL Logistics & Operations Management program in the top 15 of all US universities. The ranking, which appears in the April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, gives the top 15 graduate schools of business that were most highly rated by students evaluating their MBA program's preparation in six specific areas: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Global Management, Marketing, and Operations. The Princeton Review compiled the lists using data from its national survey of 19,000 MBA students attending 296 business schools profiled in its book, Best 296 Business Schools: 2009 Edition. The business schools appear in alphabetical order on the lists, and are not ranked 1 to 15. This ranking places UMSL among such prominent schools as Purdue University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse University, University of Illinois, and University of South Carolina. UMSL was one of only three schools in Missouri ranked in any category.

New Faculty Member
Professor Haitao Li (PhD, University of Mississippi) joined the LOM faculty in August 2008. Professor Li's teaching interests are in management science methods, operations management, and statistics. He is actively engaged in optimization applications and is working with the Center for Transportation Studies.

Panama Canal
Professors David Ronen and Doug Smith visited the Panama Canal with representatives from SAS Institute as part of background research for a forthcoming proposal to develop a scheduling system for the Panama Canal Authority.

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.

International Outreach
Professor Doug Smith is serving as Visiting Professor of Management Science at Braunschweig Technical University in Germany from April-June 2009. Professor Robert Nauss served in the same position April-June 2008.

PhD in Logistics & Supply Chain Management
The PhD program in Logistics & Supply Chain Management continues its growth with the addition of new students in Fall 2009. The program offers generous assistantships for highly qualified students - and the market for doctoral graduates remains very strong. See LSCM PhD for program details

Research Centers
LOM faculty work closely with the Center for Business and Industrial Studies (see CBIS) and the Center for Transportation Studies (see CTS).

LOM Refereed publications from January 1, 2008 to April 23, 2009:
Smith, L.D., Sweeney, D.C., Campbell, J.F., Simulation of Alternative Approaches to Relieving Congestion at Locks in a River Transportation System, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 60, 2009, pp. 519-533.

Sweeney, Donald C. II, Campbell, J.F., Mundy, R., Teaching International Supply Chain and Logistics Management Through Commercial Software, International Journal of Logistics Management , 2009.

Campbell, J.F., Hub Location for Time Definite Transportation, Computers & Operations Research , 2009.

Perrier, N., Langevin, A. and Campbell, J.F., The Sector Design and Assignment Problem for Snow Disposal Operations, European Journal of Operational Research , Vol. 189, 2008, pp. 508-525.

Nauss, R.M., Optimal Sequencing in the presence of setup times for tow/barge traffic through a river lock, European Journal of Operational Research , Vol. 187, 2008, pp. 1268-1281.

Ronen, D. and Goodhart, C., Tactical Store Delivery Planning, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 59, 2008, pp. 1047-1054.

LOM presentations from January 1, 2008 to April 23, 2009:
L.D. Smith, Simulation of Operating Procedures and Infrastructure Changes in the Upper Mississippi Navigation System, Spring Simulation Multiconference, Ottawa, Canada, April 2009.

R. M. Nauss, The Single Source Capacitated Facility Location Problem, Western Decision Sciences Institute, Kauai, Hawaii, April 2009.

L.D. Smith, R.M. Nauss, J.F. Campbell, D.C. Sweeney, Analytical Modeling for Inland Waterway Traffic Management and Infrastructure: Experience from the Upper Mississippi River Navigation System, COBA Seminar Series, UMSL, January 2009.

L.D. Smith, A Robust Strategy for Managing Congestion at Locks on the Upper Mississippi River, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-42), Hawaii, January 2009.

R. M. Nauss, Solving the Single Source Capacitated Facility Location Problem, INFORMS Computing Science Conference, Charleston, SC, January 2009.

L.D. Smith, R.M. Nauss, J.F. Campbell, D.C. Sweeney, Triangulation of Modeling Methodologies for Strategic Decisions in an Inland Waterway Transportation System, Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa, Hawaii, January 2009.

J.F. Campbell, Hub Location for Time Definite Transportation, INFORMS, Washington, D.C., October 2008.

J.F. Campbell, Hub Location for Time Definite Transportation, ISOLDE XI (International Symposium on Locational Decisions), Santa Barbara, CA, June 2008.

R. M. Nauss, Insights from a Simulations of Tow/Barge Traffic on the Upper Mississippi River: Operating Rules and Infrastructure Changes, Invited lecture at Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany, June 2008.

L.D. Smith, Analytical Modeling for Inland Waterway Traffic Management and Infrastructure: Experience from the Upper Mississippi River Navigation System , meeting of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flows and Logistics, Dortmund, Germany, May 2008.

David Ronen, Tactical Store Delivery Planning, Technion - I.I.T. Dept of Industrial Eng. & Management, Haifa, Israel, January 2008.

Journal Editorships
Professor James Campbell was appointed an Associate Editor of Omega: The International Journal of Management Science in 2009.

Professor Doug Smith was appointed an Associate Editor of The Journal of Revenue Management in 2008. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences.

Professor David Ronen is currently an Associate Editor of INTERFACES and serves on the Editorial Board of Maritime Economics & Logistics.

Professor Joe Martinich serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Managerial Issues.