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

Elkafi Hassini

ELKAFI HASSINI

Professor / Associate Dean, Research

Kai Huang

KAI HUANG

Associate Professor / Area Chair, Operations Management

Mahmut Parlar

MAHMUT PARLAR

Professor / Distingushed University Professor / Distinguished Business Research Professor

Manish Verma

MANISH VERMA

Professor / Acting Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

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

January 2023

Option Applications For Retailers In A Decentralized Inventory System

JOURNAL : COMPUTERS AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
CONTRIBUTORS: J Feng, Kai Huang, M Zhang, I Castillo, J Yang
January 2023

A Robust Optimization Approach To Risk-averse Routing Of Marine Crude Oil Tankers

JOURNAL : COMPUTERS AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
CONTRIBUTORS: Aw Siddiqui, H Sarhadi, Manish Verma
February 2022

Optimal Location Of Accident Relief Facilities In A Railway Network

JOURNAL : SAFETY SCIENCE
CONTRIBUTORS: G Tripathi, An Tanksale, Manish Verma
July 2022

A Subsidy Policy To Managing Hazmat Risk In Railroad Transportation Network

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: N Bhavsar, Manish Verma
June 2022

Modeling And Optimization Of Multilevel Marketing Operations

JOURNAL : NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS
CONTRIBUTORS: Sh Hum, Mahmut Parlar
January 2022

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

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUTOMATION AND CONTROL
CONTRIBUTORS: X Yu, Z Wang, Kai Huang, D Xu, X Sang
December 2022

A Game-theoretic Approach For Pollution Control Initiatives

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS
CONTRIBUTORS: A Tajbakhsh, Elkafi Hassini
November 2022

Rack Retrieval And Repositioning Optimization Problem In Robotic Mobile Fulfillment Systems

JOURNAL : TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART E: LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION REVIEW
CONTRIBUTORS: Y Zhuang, Y Zhou, Elkafi Hassini, Yufei Yuan, X Hu
January 2022

A Conceptual Framework For Understanding The Impact Of Internet Of Things On Supply Chain Management

JOURNAL : OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: M Ben-daya, Elkafi Hassini, Z Bahroun
January 2022

Transportation Data Visualization With A Focus On Freight: A Literature Review

JOURNAL : TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY
CONTRIBUTORS: Y Ma, A Amiri, Elkafi Hassini,
January 2022

Optimal Pricing In The Presence Of Iot Investment And Quality-dependent Demand

JOURNAL : ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: M Ben-daya, Elkafi Hassini, Z Bahroun, H Saeed
May 2022

Tri-level Mixed-binary Linear Programming: Solution Approaches And Application In Defending Critical Infrastructure

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: R Fakhry, Elkafi Hassini, , Wael El-dakhakhni
September 2022

The Impact Of Digital Transformation On Supply Chains Through E-commerce: Literature Review And A Conceptual Framework

JOURNAL : TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART E: LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION REVIEW
CONTRIBUTORS: Ha Mashalah, Elkafi Hassini, A Gunasekaran, D Bhatt (mishra)
January 2022

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

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: H Sarhadi, Dm Tulett, Manish Verma

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

April 2022

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

CONTRIBUTORS: Q Chen, Kai Huang, Mr Ferguson