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R. John Milne

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Neil '64 and Karen Bonke Associate Professor
Engineering Management

333 Bertrand H. Snell Hall
Clarkson University
PO Box 5790
Potsdam, NY 13699-5790
Phone: 315-268-7919

Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research/Teaching Interests
My research focuses on extending operations research methodologies to address practical problems in supply chain management.  Teaching includes courses in operations research, supply chain management, and capstone design projects.  Earlier at IBM, I was a Master Inventor and Senior Engineer and was honored by the INFORMS society with the Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice.

Courses Taught

EM/OM 331 Operations and Supply Chain Management
EM333 Operations Research
EM456 Interdisciplinary Process & Engineering Design

Recent Publications

Milne, R.J., Wang, C-T., Denton, B.T, and Fordyce, K. (accepted) "Incorporating contractual arrangements in production planning," Computers & Operations Research (DOI: 10.1016/j.cor.2014.03.023)

Li, Q. and Milne, R.J. (2014), "A production scheduling problem with sequence-dependent changeover costs," International Journal of Production Research. 52(13): 4093-4102 (DOI: 10.1080.00207543.889860)

Milne, R.J. and Wang, C-T., (2014), "Enhancing mathematical programming models to account for demand priorities increasing as a function of delivery date," Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering. 31(1):51-63. (DOI: 10.1080/21681015.2014.881426)

Milne, R.J. and Kelly, A.R. (2014), "A new method for boarding passengers onto an airplane," Journal of Air Transport Management. 34(1): 93-100 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jairtraman.2013.08.006)

Milne, R.J. and Zander, A.K., (2012), “Operations Research Capstone Courses for Business Majors with Analytical Backgrounds,” INFORMS Transactions on Education. 13(1): 2-9. (DOI: 10.1287/ited.1120.0091)

Degbotse, A., Denton, B., Fordyce, K., Milne, R.J., Orzell, R., and Wang, C-T., (2012), “IBM blends heuristics and optimization to plan its semiconductor supply chain,” Interfaces. 43(2): 130-141 (DOI: 10.1287/inte.1120.0642)

Milne, R.J., Wang, C-T., Yen, C-K A., and Fordyce, K., (2012), “Optimized material requirements planning for semiconductor manufacturing,” Journal of the Operational Research Society. 63(11): 1566-1577 (DOI: 10.1057/jors.2012.1)