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Timothy J. Lowe

Professor
Chester A. Phillips Professor of Operations Management

Management Sciences
S334  John Pappajohn Bus Bldg
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994
Ph: 319-335-1026
Fax: 319-335-0297
E-mail: timothy-lowe@uiowa.edu
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Academic History

  • PhD in Operations Research, Northwestern University, 1973
  • ME, Iowa State University, 1967
  • BSIE, Iowa State University, 1965

Expertise

  • Facility location/design and logistics
  • Mathematical programming theory and applications
  • Production/operations management
  • Supply Chain Management

Awards

  • Named a Franz Edelmann Laureate, May 2006
  • Inducted as Fellow, Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, November 2007
  • Department of Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business - Dean's Teaching Award, 2003-2004 school year., 2004
  • Selected as a Finalist for the 2002 Franz Edelmann Award, INFORMS, for the Project "Managing the Seed Corn Supply Chain at Sygenta", 2002

Selected Publications

Working Papers

  • Managing Product Variety in a Supply Chain, Renato E. deMatta, Timothy J. Lowe, Lifang Wu
  • Dynamic Pricing in Reputation-Based e-Commerce Retailing, Dengfeng Zhang, Renato E. deMatta, Timothy J. Lowe

Conference Proceedings

  • Consumer Influence On Product Variety Decisions , Lifang Wu, Renato E. deMatta, Timothy J. Lowe, ICMIT 2010 Conference Proceedings, 2010

    Other Work

    • Exact Solution of Two Location Problems via Branch and Bound, Timothy J. Lowe, Richard E. Wendell, , Book: Foundations of Location Theory, 2011
    • When the Mean Fails: The Median Principle, Timothy J. Lowe, Dilip Chhajed, Springer, 2008

    Work In Progress

    • Price Competition in a Consignment Contract Between a Single Retailer and Multiple Suppliers, Dengfeng Zhang, Renato E. deMatta, Timothy J. Lowe

    Current & Prior Positions

    • Chester A. Phillips Professor of Operations Management, Department of Management Sciences, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 2006 - Present
    • Smeal Chair in Supply Chain and Information Systems, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University, 2005 - 2006
    • C. Maxwell Stanley Professor of International Operations, Department of Management Sciences, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 1989 - 2005
    • Visiting Professor, Krannert Executive Programs, Krannert Graduate School of Business, Purdue University, 1996 - 2004
    • Director, Manufacturing Productivity Center, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa, 1989 - 1999
    • Visiting Research Professor, Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, Faculty of Business, Chinese University, Hong Kong, 1998 - 1998
    • Visiting Professor, International Management Master's Program, Instituto Technologico Autonomo De Mexico, Mexico City, 1990 - 1994
    • ProfessorAssociate Professor, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, 1978 - 1989
    • Director, Research and Doctoral Programs, Krannert Graduate School of Business, Purdue University, 1982 - 1985
    • Associate/Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Department, University of Florida, 1973 - 1978
    • Graduate & Research Assistant, Northwestern University, 1970 - 1973
    • Process Engineer/Business Analyst, Enjay Chemical Co., Baton Rouge, LA, 1969 - 1970
    • 2nd/1st Lieutenant, Data Processing Analyst, US Army Data Support Command, Washington, DC, 1967 - 1969
    • Project Engineer, Enjay Chemical Co., Baton Rouge, LA, 1965 - 1967
    • Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University, 1965 - 1967

    Review and Editorial Work

    • Referee, European Journal of Operational Reserach
    • Referee, Geographical Analysis
    • Referee, IIE Transactions
    • Referee, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
    • Referee, Operations Research

    Professional Affiliations

    • Associate Editor, TOP (Spanish OR Journal), 2006 - current
    • Co-editor, Special Issue of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2002 - 2002

    Presentations

    • Project Management Essentials, Project Management Shortcourse, PMCenters USA, Pittsburgh, PA, January 2013
    • Managing Product Variety, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria, December 2012
    • Project Management Essentials, Project Management Shortcourse, PMCenters USA, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2012
    • Consignment or Wholesale:Retailer and Supplier Preferences and Incentives for Compromise , Production and Operations Management Society Conf., Production and Operations Management Society, Chicago IL, April 2012
    • The Product Line Design Problem in a Decentralized Supply Chain, INFORMS National Conference, INFORMS, Austin, Texas, November 2010
    • Managing Product variety in a Supply Chain, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, October 2010
    • CONSUMER INFLUENCE ON PRODUCT VARIETY DECISIONS, 5th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology (ICMIT2010) , IEEE, Singapore, June 2010
    • Supply Chain Management: A Key to Financial Success, Cedar Valley APICS Meeting, American Production and Inventory Control Society, Cedar Rapids, IA, March 2010
    • Toward Channel Coordination via Retailer-Supplier Contract Incentives , Supply Chain Management Workshop, Li and Fung SCM Research Center, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, October 2009
    • Project Management Essentials, Project Management Shortcourse, PMCentersUSA, Houston, TX, August 2009
    • Coordinating the Supply Chain in the Agricultural Seed Industry, California State University-Northridge seminar, INFORMS Speakers Program, California State University - Northridge, January 2009
    • The Stochastic P-hub Center Problem, ISOLDE, ISOLDE, Santa Barbara, CA, July 2008
    • Comparative Study of Consignment and Wholesale Contractual Arrangement , INFORMS National Conference in Seattle, INFORMS , Seattle WA, November 2007
    • Coordinating the Supply Chain in the Agricultural Seed Industry, U of I Industrial Engineering seminar series, INFORMS, Iowa City, IA, November 2007
    • The Stochastic Hub Center Location Problem, Workshop on Hub Location , Technische University Kaiserslautern, Trippstadt, Germany, September 2007
    • Channel Coordination in a Consignment Channel , Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Conference, INFORMS-MSOM, Beijing China, June 2007

    Consulting

    • College of Business, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013

    Committees and Professional Service

    • Task Force on Non-Degree Executive Education, 2013-current
    • INFORMS/ Fellows Selection Committee, 2012-current
    • CUHK Decision Sciences Managerial Economics Review Committee, 2013
    • INFORMS Speakers Program, 2011-2013
    • Location Theory SIG: INFORMS, 2011-2012
    • Dean's Advisory Committee, 2011-2012
    • Search Committee for CIMBA Director, 2011-2012
    • INFORMS Speakers Program, 2010-2011
    • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science , 2008-2011
    • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science , 2008-2011
    • College Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2008-2010
    • Dean's Advisory Committee, 2007-2009
    • Companies with on-going project management activities, 2007-2009
    • University Faculty Senate, 2007-2008
    • Production Operations Management Society, 2005-2008
    • MBA Taskforce Committee, 2007-2008
    • Ad Hoc Hong Kong EMBA Faculty Committee, 2007-2008
    • Ad Hoc Collegiate Teaching Award Committee, 2008
    • INFORMS Conference, 2007
    • Ad Hoc Undergraduate Honors Program Committee, 2007
    • Location Theory Interest Group - INFORMS, 2007

    Additional Training

    • , Fellow of Professional Society, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, 2007
    • Course Development for International Supply Chain Management, Self-Study Program, 2007
    • Global Operations and Supply Chain Management, Workshop, University of South Carolina, 2007