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The Transportation Research Forum (TRF) – St. Louis Chapter recently announced the winners of its first Student Paper Contest. This included a $500 first place prize to UMSL Supply Chain Management student Jennifer Downey. Congratulations, Jennifer! Runner-up prizes were awarded to UMSL students Rachel Bunjak, Sarah Kienzle, Jeffrey Reardon, Alan McKay and Lauren Ervin. For more information on the St. Louis Chapter of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF) – St. Louis Chapter, see https://trforum.org/trf-chapters/st-louis.
The Supply Chain & Analytics Department is very pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jill Bernard Bracy and Mike Edwards. Dr. Bernard Bracy is Assistant Teaching Professor and Interim Director of the Center for Transportation Studies. She has previously been teaching in the UMSL Marketing Department and a faculty member at Fontbonne University. Mr. Edwards was also previously teaching in the UMSL Marketing Department and he brings a wealth of experience in various executive management roles for logistics and the supply chain management
The 2017 INFORMS conference in October featured several presentations by UMSL faculty and doctoral students: Dr. Andrea Cadenbach presented “New Results on Risk Attitudes in Operations Decisions”. Dr. James Campbell organized four
Dr. Mitch Millstein made a presentation at the CSCMP EDGE Supply Chain Conference in September 2017 entitled “Multi-Criteria Customer Evaluation in Aligning Sales, Finance and Supply Chain”. 4. Parimal Kulkarni, a
Dr. James Campbell was a keynote speaker at the VIII International Workshop on Locational Analysis and Related Problems 2017 in Segovia, Spain. This meeting is organized by the Spanish Location Network and Location Group GELOCA (SEIO
Anheuser-Busch brought part of its supply chain team to UMSL on September 13,
Dr. Andrea Cadenbach was recognized with the 2017 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Excellence in Teaching Award at the UMSL Founders Dinner on October 5, 2017. Shown above are three of the
The Supply Chain & Analytics Department welcomes three new full-time
Dr. Andrea (Hupman) Cadenbach has been inducted into the Northwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2017. Dr. Hupman is recognized for her swimming accomplishments from
Software and algorithms developed by Dr. Haitao Li for resource allocation and task scheduling issues are moving towards commercialization! While initially targeted at problems in the construction industry, this technology has wider applicability. Click here for full story.
In the recent UMSL Graduate Research Fair,
Thomas J. (TJ) Schaefer successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration. His dissertation is entitled “Incoterms® Use in Buyer-Seller Relationships: a Mixed Methods Study”. His dissertation committee consisted of Drs. Donald Sweeney (Chairperson), Ray Mundy (Co-Chairperson), Karl Manrodt (of Georgia State College), and L. Douglas Smith. The photo shows (left to right) Drs. Smith, Mundy, Schaefer, Sweeney, and Manrodt.
Our recent PhD graduate Dr. Aldis Jakubovskis is actively publishing work from his dissertation, including: “Strategic facility location, capacity acquisition, and technology choice decisions under demand uncertainty: Robust vs. non-robust optimization approaches”, in European Journal of Operational Research 260 (2017) 1095–1104 – and “Flexible production resources and capacity utilization rates: A robust optimization perspective”, in International Journal of Production Economics 189 (2017).
The UMSL Supply Chain Club organized a fantastic tour on April 12,
The Logistics & Operations Management Department has been renamed the Supply Chain & Analytics Department to better reflect our broad scope all across the supply chain and our continuing focus on analytics for better decision-making.
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UMSL faculty, students and alumni attending the 2016 CSCMP meeting in Orlando, Florida included (left to right above): Deanna Pan, Juan Zhang, Dr. James F. Campbell, T.J. Schaefer, Dr. Mitch Millstein, and Dr. Liu Yang.
UMSL faculty made two presentations at the CSCMP Educator’s Conference in Orlando, Florida in September 2016. Dr. Mitch Millstein presented “Omni-channel Warehouse Location with Competition: Application to a US Sporting Goods Retailer” and Dr. James F. Campbell presented “Strategic Design for Delivery with Trucks and Drones”. The first of these is collaborative research of Drs. Millstein and Campbell. The second of these is collaborative research of Dr. Campbell, Dr. Donald C. Sweeney II, and Ph.D. student Juan Zhang.
Dr. Joe Martinich (#2 above) recently helped his team, Senior Moments, to the Silver Medal for Men’s Volleyball in the 2016 USA Masters Games in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Dr. James F. Campbell presented “Omni-channel Warehouse Location with Competition” at the EWGLA (EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis) XXIII Conference in Málaga, Spain,
Liu (Dorothy) Yang,
Drs. L. Douglas Smith and Donald C. Sweeney II were named Founder’s Professors in 2016.
Dr. Vicki Bier, Professor and Chair of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, will make a presentation entitled “Computational Challenges in Network-Interdiction Models” on April 29, 2016 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm in 401 SSB (Social Science and Business Building) as part of the College’s Logistics & Supply Chain Management Doctoral Seminar Series. This seminar is at the intersection of statistical analysis, game theory, networks and homeland security.
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Dr. Andrea Cadenbach from the University of Missouri – St. Louis made a presentation on April 8,
Dr. Burcu Keskin from the University of Alabama made a presentation on March 4,
Dirk Mattfeld, PhD of Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany will make a presentation entitled “Fostering Inter-disciplinary Research in Transportation and Logistics” on February 19, 2016 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm in 401 SSB (Social Science and Business Building) as part of the College’s Logistics & Supply Chain Management Doctoral Seminar Series.
Michael Benoit, President and CEO of Total Hockey, Inc. and Dr. Mitch Millstein, University of Missouri – St. Louis made a presentation entitled “Total Hockey Optimizes Omni-Channel Facility Locations” on February 12,
Dr. James F. Campbell, Professor
Dr. Steve Moehrle, chair of the Accounting Department at
Stan Simon Solomon,
Dr. Cipriano A. (Pano) Santos, from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, California made a presentation on December 4,
On November 10, 2015 members of the College’s Transportation Club toured the facilities of Unyson Logistics http://www.unysonlogistics.com/ (part of Hub Group), a major 3PL based in St. Louis. Special thanks to Mike Noelker, Mick Noce (MS IS 1993), Brian Alexander, Andrew Dennigmann (BSBA 2008), Ermin Drinjak (BSBA 2012), Shawn Williams (BSBA 2014), Genevieve Hotz, and Taylor Cantrell (BSBA 2014).
Dr. Jan Ehmke from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany made a presentation on November 6,
Dr. Keith Womer is the recipient of the 2015 J. Steinhardt Prize from the INFORMS Military Applications Society. This is awarded for “outstanding contributions to Military Operations Research” and “career accomplishments in practicing or managing military operations research”.
The award is sponsored by the CNA Corporation and will be presented at the Philadelphia INFORMS meeting in November 2015.
Dr. Haitao Li is the recipient of the 2015 Doug Durand Award for Research Excellence. This is based on research for the most recent two year period, during which Dr. Li had four refereed journal articles published or accepted, two book chapters published, five grants totaling $313,000, one patent application and two invention disclosures.
Dr. Mary Lacity, Curators’ Professor of Information Systems in the College of Business Administration at UM-St. Louis and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics made a presentation on October 2,
Dr. Sibel Alumur from the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo made a presentation on September 18,
Dr. David Ronen was named Founder’s Professor in 2015.
Dr. Haitao Li, Associate Professor of Logistics & Operations Management, was named Faculty Inventor of the Year by the National Academy of Inventors during Research & Innovation Week April 17-24 at UMSL. This award is given for innovative research with significant commercial potential. Li research combines optimization, statistics
Dr. Robert Nauss was named Founder’s Professor in 2015.