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

Prakash Abad

PRAKASH ABAD

Professor

Dr. Abad research interests include inventory management, statistical data analysis, and non-linear and stochastic optimization. He teaches courses in operations research/management science,...

Behrouz Bakhtiari

BEHROUZ BAKHTIARI

Assistant Professor

Behrouz Bakhtiari obtained his PhD degree in Management Science from the Operations Management Department, DeGroote School of Business. He is interested in Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain...

Elkafi Hassini

ELKAFI HASSINI

Professor

Professor Hassini specializes in data-driven optimization with applications in supply chain management. His current research interests include big data optimization, supply chain analytics, supply...

Kai Huang

KAI HUANG

Associate Professor

Professor Huang specializes in the optimization under uncertainty and data-driven optimization techniques with applications in business analytics and supply chain management. His recent research...

John Miltenburg

JOHN MILTENBURG

Professor Emeritus

Professor Miltenburg’s research interests are international production networks and strategy, lean production and facility layout, inventory management, quality management, and integer...

Mahmut Parlar

MAHMUT PARLAR

Professor

Dr. Mahmut Parlar is the Distinguished Business Research Professor for the DeGroote School of Business and is a Professor of Management Science, specializing in the applications of operations...

Manish Verma

MANISH VERMA

Associate Professor

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...

Yun Zhou

YUN ZHOU

Assistant Professor

Yun Zhou obtained his PhD from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is interested in revenue management, supply chain management, and healthcare operations management. Most...

Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

December 2019

Current Trends In Disaster Management Simulation Modelling Research

JOURNAL : ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Deepa Mishra, Sameer Kumar, Elkafi Hassini
September 2019

Optimal Pricing In Iterative Flexible Combinatorial Procurement Auctions

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Bahareh Mansouri, Elkafi Hassini
September 2019

Organizational Capabilities That Enable Big Data And Predictive Analytics Diffusion And Organizational Performance

JOURNAL : MANAGEMENT DECISION
CONTRIBUTORS: Deepa Mishra, Zongwei Luo, Benjamin Hazen, Elkafi Hassini, Cyril Foropon
June 2019

Recovery Strategies From Major Supply Disruptions In Single And Multiple Sourcing Networks

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Nader Azad, Elkafi Hassini
June 2019

Capacity, Pricing And Production Under Supply And Demand Uncertainties With An Application In Agriculture

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Amirmohsen Golmohammadi, Elkafi Hassini
2019

A Benders Decomposition Approach To Product Location In Carousel Storage Systems

JOURNAL : ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Raymond G Vickson, Elkafi Hassini, Nader Azad
November 2019

A Robust Optimization Approach To Model Supply And Demand Uncertainties In Inventory Systems

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY
CONTRIBUTORS: Jie Chu, Kai Huang, Aurélie Thiele
April 2019

Hyperglycemia-Driven Inhibition Of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase ?2 Induces Diabetic Cardiomyopathy By Promoting Mitochondria-Associated Endoplasmic Reticulum Membranes In Vivo

JOURNAL : CIRCULATION
CONTRIBUTORS: Shengnan Wu, Qiulun Lu, Ye Ding, Yin Wu, Yu Qiu, Pei Wang, Xiaoxiang Mao, Kai Huang, Zhonglin Xie, Ming-hui Zou
January 2019

Equitable Last Mile Distribution In Emergency Response

JOURNAL : COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
CONTRIBUTORS: Kai Huang, Rezvan Rafiei
October 2019

Optimal Control And Cooperative Game Theory Based Analysis Of A By-product Synergy System

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION
CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, Moosa Sharafali, Mark Goh
July 2019

Is It Fake? Using Potentially Low Quality Suppliers As Back-up When Genuine Suppliers Are Unavailable

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS
CONTRIBUTORS: Laura Wagner, Mustafa ?agri Gürbüz, Mahmut Parlar
April 2019

Product Recall Timing Optimization Using Dynamic Programming

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS
CONTRIBUTORS: Liufang Yao, Mahmut Parlar