Operations Management

When customers order a product online, they rarely think of the steps that package will have to take and the schedule that it has to remain on in order to arrive on their doorstep on time. From the food we eat, to the manufacturing processes of large companies, to the systems we rely on, the field of operations management has daily applications and uses across the globe.

Faculty in DeGroote’s operations management area use statistical analysis, computer simulation and mathematical modelling and optimization methods to analyze problems in operations, supply chains and other areas of business. The research conducted impacts the areas of supply chain management, purchasing, inventory management, consulting, production planning, scheduling, quality assurance and business process analysis.

This area gives students a rigorous, analytical understanding of business statistics, forecasting, inventory management, purchasing, manufacturing strategy, production planning and scheduling, supply chain design, distribution and management science. Students also use ERP system SAP in some of their course work.

Faculty

Manish Verma

MANISH VERMA

Associate Professor - Area Chair

Manish Verma is an Associate Professor of Operations Management in the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. He has an MBA and a PhD in Business Administration with Operations...

Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

June 2022

Modeling And Optimization Of Multilevel Marketing Operations

JOURNAL : NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS (NRL)
CONTRIBUTORS: Sin?hoon Hum, Mahmut Parlar
July 2022

A Subsidy Policy To Managing Hazmat Risk In Railroad Transportation Network

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Nishit Bhavsar, Manish Verma
July 2022

Order Picking Optimization With Rack-moving Mobile Robots And Multiple Workstations

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Yanling Zhuang, Yun Zhou, Yufei Yuan, Xiangpei Hu, Elkafi Hassini
2022

Scheduling Problems With Rejection And Piece-rate Maintenance To Minimise The Total Weighted Completion Time

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUTOMATION AND CONTROL
CONTRIBUTORS: Xianyu Yu, Zhenq Wang, Kai Huang, Dehua Xu, Xiuzhi Sang
February 2022

Charging Station Optimization For Balanced Electric Car Sharing

JOURNAL : DISCRETE APPLIED MATHEMATICS
CONTRIBUTORS: , Kai Huang, Michael r Metel
February 2022

Optimal Location Of Accident Relief Facilities In A Railway Network

JOURNAL : SAFETY SCIENCE
CONTRIBUTORS: Gyanesh Tripathi, Ajinkya n Tanksale, Manish Verma
2022

A Tri-level Mixed-integer Program For The Optimal Fortification Of A Rail Intermodal Terminal Network

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Hassan Sarhadi, David m Tulett, Manish Verma
April 2022

Interpretable Data-driven Model For Climate-induced Disaster Damage Prediction: The First Step In Community Resilience Planning

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
CONTRIBUTORS: May Haggag, Ahmed Yosri, Wael El-dakhakhni, Elkafi Hassini
July 2021

Feedback Advertising Strategies In A Two-firm Differential Game: A Numerical Investigation

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE: OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS
CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar
September 2021

A Framework To Managing Disruption Risk In Rail-truck Intermodal Transportation Networks

JOURNAL : TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART E: LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION REVIEW
CONTRIBUTORS: Ginger y Ke, Manish Verma
June 2021

A Budget-constrained Partial Protection Planning Of A Rail Intermodal Terminal Network

JOURNAL : SN APPLIED SCIENCES
CONTRIBUTORS: Hassan Sarhadi, Satyaveer s Chauhan, Manish Verma
May 2021

Investigating The Level And Quality Of The Information In The Environmental Disclosure Report Of A Corporation Considering Government Intervention

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS
CONTRIBUTORS: Hossein Khosroshahi, Nader Azad, Armin Jabbarzadeh, Manish Verma
May 2021

Pipeline Transportation Of Crude Oil In Canada: Environmental Risk Assessment Using Modified Diffusion Models

JOURNAL : HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Jiahong Zhao, Manish Verma, Vedat Verter
2021

A Two Period Lot Sizing And Pricing Model For A Perishable/seasonal Item

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SERVICES AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Prakash Abad
November 2021

Polynomial-time Algorithms For Single Resource Stochastic Capacity Expansion Models With Lost Sales

JOURNAL : INFOR: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Majid Taghavi, Kai Huang, Amirmohsen Golmohammadi
September 2021

Surgical Scheduling With Constrained Patient Waiting Times

JOURNAL : PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Yun Zhou, Mahmut Parlar, Vedat Verter, Shannon Fraser
September 2021

How Retailer Co-opetition Impacts Pricing, Collecting And Coordination In A Closed-loop Supply Chain

JOURNAL : SUSTAINABILITY
CONTRIBUTORS: Xinyi Li, Guoxuan Huang, Jie Chu, Benrong Zheng, Kai Huang
January 2021

The Role Of Internet Of Things In Food Supply Chain Quality Management: A Review

JOURNAL : QUALITY MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
CONTRIBUTORS: Mohamed Ben-daya, Elkafi Hassini, Zied Bahroun, Bayan h Banimfreg
January 2021

Evolution Of Supply Chain Ripple Effect: A Bibliometric And Meta-analytic View Of The Constructs

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Deepa Mishra, Yogesh k Dwivedi, Nripendra p Rana, Elkafi Hassini
February 2021

An Integer Programming Model And Directed Steiner-forest Based Heuristic For Routing Less-than-truckload Freight

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS
CONTRIBUTORS: Srinivas subramanya Tamvada, Bahareh Mansouri, Elkafi Hassini, Theodore Pribytkov
April 2021

Infrastructure Performance Prediction Under Climate-induced Disasters Using Data Analytics

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
CONTRIBUTORS: May Haggag, Ahmed Yorsi, Wael El-dakhakhni, Elkafi Hassini
May 2021

A Deep Learning Model For Predicting Climate-induced Disasters

JOURNAL : NATURAL HAZARDS
CONTRIBUTORS: May Haggag, Ahmad s Siam, Wael El-dakhakhni, , Elkafi Hassini
September 2021

A Predictive Model For Estimating Risk Of Harm And Aggression In Inpatient Mental Health Clinics

JOURNAL : PSYCHIATRIC QUARTERLY
CONTRIBUTORS: Emanuele Blasioli, Elkafi Hassini, Peter j Bieling
May 2021

Equitable Routing Of Rail Hazardous Materials Shipments Using Cvar Methodology

JOURNAL : COMPUTERS & OPERATIONS RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: S davod Hosseini, Manish Verma

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

April 2022

Capacity Expansion Strategies For Electric Vehicle Charging Networks: Model, Algorithms, And Case Study

CONTRIBUTORS: Qianqian Chen, Kai Huang, Mark r Ferguson