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Professor Emeritus - May 2016

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Positions

  • Professor Emeritus - May 2016, Business Analytics

    Tippie College of Business

Education

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

Areas of Interest

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

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Named a Franz Edelmann Laureate, May 2006
  • Inducted as Fellow, Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, 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

  • de Matta, R. E., Lowe, T. J. & Wu, L. (2015). Managing Product Variety in a Supply Chain. (Vols. 62). (1), pp. 4-17. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
  • de Matta, R. E., Lowe, T. J. & Zhang, D. (2014). The Retailer-Supplier Preference to Sell on Consignment or Wholesale. Omega 49 93-106.
  • Leifker, N., Jones, P. C. & Lowe, T. J. (In Press). Determining optimal order amount for end-of-life parts acquisition with possibility of contract extension. Engineering Economist.
  • Sim, T. & Lowe, T. J. (2013). The Hub Covering Flow Problem. Journal of Operational Research Society 64 (7) 973-981.
  • Leifker, N., Jones, P. C. & Lowe, T. J. (2012). A Continuous-time Examination of End-of-life Parts Acquisition With Limited Customer Information. Engineering Economist 57 (4) 284-301.
  • Glowacka, K., Lowe, T. J. & Wendell, R. E. (2012). The Impact of Non-Agility on Service Level and Project Duration. Decision Science 43 (5) 957-971.
  • Francis, R. L. & Lowe, T. J. (In Press). Comparative Error bound theory for three location models: continuous demand versus discrete demand. TOP.
  • Lowe, T. J. & Wendell, R. E. (2011). Exact Solution of Two Location Problems via Branch and Bound. Book: Foundations of Location Theory.
  • Zhang, D., de Matta, R. E. & Lowe, T. J. (2010). Channel Coordination in a Consignment Contract. European Journal of Operational Research 207 (2) 897-905.
  • Wu, L., de Matta, R. E. & Lowe, T. J. (2010). Consumer Influence On Product Variety Decisions. ICMIT 2010 Conference Proceedings.

Selected Presentations

  • Lowe, T. J. (2013, January) Project Management Essentials. Oral presented at Project Management Shortcourse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Lowe, T. J. (2012, December) Managing Product Variety. Oral Vienna, Austria.
  • Lowe, T. J. (2012, May) Project Management Essentials. Oral presented at Project Management Shortcourse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • de Matta, R. E., Lowe, T. J. & Zhang, D. (2012, April) Consignment or Wholesale:Retailer and Supplier Preferences and Incentives for Compromise. Oral presented at Production and Operations Management Society Conf., Chicago, Illinois.

Professional Service

  • INFORMS/ Fellows Selection Committee, Member.
  • INFORMS Speakers Program, Member, March 2013.
  • CUHK Decision Sciences Managerial Economics Review Committee, Chair, January 2013 - August 2013.
  • Location Theory SIG: INFORMS, Member, November 2012 - October 2012.
  • INFORMS Speakers Program, Chair, March 2011.
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, Chair of INFORMS Visiting Lecturer Program, March 2011.
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, Chair of INFORMS Visiting Lecturer Program, March 2011.

Editorial & Review Activities

  • European Journal of Operational Reserach, Referee.
  • Geographical Analysis, Referee.
  • IIE Transactions, Referee.
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Referee.
  • Operations Research, Referee.
  • TOP (Spanish OR Journal), Associate Editor.