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R. John Milne

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Neil '64 and Karen Bonke Assistant Professor
Engineering Management

107 Bertrand H. Snell Hall
Clarkson University
PO Box 5740
Potsdam, NY 13699-5740

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 in 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. and Zander, A.K., (2012), “Operations Research Capstone Courses for Business Majors with Analytical Backgrounds,” INFORMS Transactions on Education.  (accepted)

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,” (accepted) Interfaces. (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,” (in press; online version published 22 February 2012) Journal of the Operational Research Society. (DOI: 10.1057/jors.2012.1)

Wang, C-T., Fordyce K., Milne, R.J., and Orzell, R., (2008), “The IBM Advanced Planning System for Managing Next Generation Demand-Supply Networks,” International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 125-140.

Denton, B., Forrest, J., and Milne, R.J., (2006), “IBM Solves a Mixed-Integer Program to Optimize its Supply Chain,” Interfaces 36:5, 386-399.  September/October 2006.  (Wagner Prize Winner)

Lyon, P., Milne, R.J., Orzell, R., and Rice, R., (2001), “Matching assets with demand in supply chain management at IBM Microelectronics,” Interfaces 31:1, Jan/Feb 2001, 108-124.  (Franz Edelman Finalist Award)