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

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
May 2021

Surgical Scheduling With Constrained Patient Waiting Times

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

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
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

Equitable Routing Of Rail Hazardous Materials Shipments Using Cvar Methodology

JOURNAL : COMPUTERS & OPERATIONS RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: S davod Hosseini, Manish Verma
June 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
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
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
July 2020

Supply Chain Monitoring Using Principal Component Analysis

JOURNAL : INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Jing Wang, , Brandon Corbett, Kai Huang
February 2020

Charging Station Optimization For Balanced Electric Car Sharing

JOURNAL : DISCRETE APPLIED MATHEMATICS
CONTRIBUTORS: , Kai Huang, Michael r Metel
March 2020

Optimal Mts And Mto Hybrid Production System For A Single Product Under The Cap-and-trade Environment

JOURNAL : SUSTAINABILITY
CONTRIBUTORS: Shouyao Xiong, Yuanyuan Feng, Kai Huang
January 2020

A Benders Decomposition Approach To Product Location In Carousel Storage Systems

JOURNAL : ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Raymond g Vickson, Elkafi Hassini, Nader Azad
June 2020

Review Of Supplier Diversification And Pricing Strategies Under Random Supply And Demand

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Amirmohsen Golmohammadi, Elkafi Hassini
August 2020

Resilient Cities Critical Infrastructure Interdependence: A Meta-research

JOURNAL : SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE
CONTRIBUTORS: May Haggag, , Wael El-dakhakhni, Elkafi Hassini
September 2020

A Robust Optimization Approach To Locating And Stockpiling Marine Oil-spill Response Facilities

JOURNAL : TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART E: LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION REVIEW
CONTRIBUTORS: Hassan Sarhadi, Joe Naoum-sawaya, Manish Verma

OTHER PUBLICATIONS