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

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
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

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
July 2022

A Subsidy Policy To Managing Hazmat Risk In Railroad Transportation Network

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

Optimal Location Of Accident Relief Facilities In A Railway Network

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

Modeling And Optimization Of Multilevel Marketing Operations

JOURNAL : NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS
CONTRIBUTORS: Sh Hum, Mahmut Parlar
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
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
January 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
September 2021

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

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

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

JOURNAL : SN APPLIED SCIENCES
CONTRIBUTORS: H Sarhadi, Ss 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: H Khosroshahi, N Azad, A Jabbarzadeh, Manish Verma
January 2021

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

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE: OPERATIONS AND LOGISTICS
CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar
October 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: Y Zhou, Mahmut Parlar, V Verter, S Fraser
March 2021

Spare Parts Inventory Management: A Literature Review

JOURNAL : SUSTAINABILITY (SWITZERLAND)
CONTRIBUTORS: S Zhang, Kai Huang, Yufei Yuan
September 2021

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

JOURNAL : SUSTAINABILITY (SWITZERLAND)
CONTRIBUTORS: X Li, G Huang, J Chu, B Zheng, Kai Huang
January 2021

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

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: D Mishra, Yk Dwivedi, Np 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: Ss Tamvada, B Mansouri, Elkafi Hassini, T Pribytkov
February 2021

Investment Strategies In Supplier Development Under Capacity And Demand Uncertainty

JOURNAL : DECISION SCIENCES
CONTRIBUTORS: A Golmohammadi, Elkafi Hassini
September 2021

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

JOURNAL : PSYCHIATRIC QUARTERLY
CONTRIBUTORS: E Blasioli, Elkafi Hassini, Pj Bieling
May 2021

Equitable Routing Of Rail Hazardous Materials Shipments Using Cvar Methodology

JOURNAL : COMPUTERS AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Sd Hosseini, 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