KENNETH R. BAKER
Vita

PRESENT POSITIONS:

Nathaniel Leverone Professor of Management
Tuck School of Business
Dartmouth College

Hanover
, NH 03755

Adjunct Professor of Engineering
Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth College

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:

Professor of Operations Management, Dartmouth College (1979-89)

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Duke University (1973-79)
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Michigan (1969-72)

Visiting and/or adjunct faculty positions:

University of Arizona (2001, 2002)

Vermont Law School (1996, 1997)
Harvard University (1994)
University of Michigan (1993)
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands (1979-80)
University of Waterloo, Canada (1976)
North Carolina State University (1972-73, 1976)

Administrative positions:

Co-Director, Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Program (2000-2011)
Associate Dean, Tuck School of Business (1998-2000)

Associate Dean of Faculty, Tuck School of Business (1990-1993)

EDUCATION:

A.B. Harvard College, 1965 (Engineering and Applied Physics)

Ph.D. Cornell University, 1969 (Operations Research)

COURSES TAUGHT:

MBA courses:

Decision Science

Applications of Optimization
Decision Support Systems Design

Quantitative Problem Solving
Quality Management
Production Planning and Control
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing

Management development courses:

Production Management

Materials Management
General Management

TEXTBOOKS:

Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets, Duxbury Press (2006)
   Second edition, John Wiley & Sons (2011)
Management Science: The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets (with Steve Powell), John Wiley and Sons (2004)
   Portuguese version, A Arte da Modelagem com Planilhas, LTC (2006).
   Second edition (2007), Update edition (2008)
   Third edition (2010)
Management Science: An Introduction to the Use of Decision Models
(with Dean Kropp), John Wiley and Sons (1985)
Introduction to Sequencing and Scheduling, John Wiley and Sons (1974)

   Revised as Elements of Sequencing and Scheduling, 1992, 1995
   Revised and extended as Principles of Sequencing and Scheduling (with Dan Trietsch), John Wiley and Sons (2009).

 

EDITORIAL POSITIONS:

Founding Associate Editor, International Journal of Planning and Scheduling (2011-)

Associate Editor, Journal of Scheduling (1997-2004)
Senior Editor, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (1996-2002)
Editorial Board, Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management (1987-92)
Associate Editor for Logistics, Management Science (1976-82)
Editorial Board, IIE Transactions (1970-76)
Editor, OR Division Newsletter, IIE (1970-73)

AWARDS:


Fellow, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Society, 2001.
Fellow, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) 2004.

HANDBOOK CHAPTERS:

"Requirements Planning," Chapter 11 in Logistics of Production and Inventory (S. Graves, A. Rinnooy Kan and P. Zipkin, eds.), Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science, Vol. 4, Elsevier, 1993.

"Sequencing: The Shortest Processing Time Rule," Chapter 1 in Building Intuition: Insights from Basic Operations Management Models and Principles (D. Chhajed and T. Lowe, eds.) International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, Springer, 2008.

MAJOR ARTICLES:

"Priority Dispatching in the Single Channel Queue with Sequence-Dependent Setups," Journal of Industrial Engineering (April, 1968).

"An Experimental Comparison of Solution Algorithms for the Single-Machine Tardiness Problem," (with J.B. Martin) Naval Research Logistics Quarterly (March, 1974).

"Scheduling Full-Time and Part-Time Staff to Meet Cyclic Requirements," Operational Research Quarterly (March, 1974).

"An Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Rolling Schedules in Production Planning," Decision Sciences (Special issue on Operations Management, January, 1977).

"Dynamic Programming Solution of Sequencing Problems with Precedence Constraints," (with L.E. Schrage) Operations Research (May-June, 1978).

"The Effects of Input Control in a Simple Scheduling Model," Journal of Operations Management (February, 1984).

"Scheduling Rules and Due Date Assignments in a Job Shop," Management Science (September, 1984).

"The Effect of Commonality on Safety Stock in a Simple Inventory Model," (with M.J. Magazine and H.L.W. Nuttle) Management Science (August, 1986).

"Flow Shop Scheduling with Lot Streaming," (with C.N. Potts) Operations Research Letters (December, 1989).

"Sequencing With Earliness and Tardiness Penalties: A Review," (with G.D. Scudder), Operations Research (January-February, 1990).

"Buffered and Unbuffered Assembly Systems with Variable Processing Times," (with S.G. Powell and D.F. Pyke) Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management (Fall, 1990).

"Tightly-Coupled Production Systems: Models, Analysis, and Insights," Journal of Manufacturing Systems Vol. 11, No. 6 (1992).

"Scheduling Groups of Jobs on a Single Machine," (with S. Webster) Operations Research Vol. 43, No. 4 (1995), 692-703.

"Heuristic Procedures for Scheduling Job Families with Setups and Due Dates," Naval Research Logistics Vol. 46, No. 8 (1999) 978-991.

"Minimizing Maximum Lateness with Job Families," (with M.J. Magazine) European Journal of Operational Research Vol. 127, No. 1 (2000).

"On the Use of Integer Programming vs. Evolutionary Solver in Spreadsheet Optimization," (with J. Camm), INFORMS Transactions on Education 5, 3, May, 2005.

"Safe Scheduling" (with Dan Trietsch) Chapter 5 in Tutorials in Operations Research (T. Klastorin, ed.) INFORMS, 2007.

"A Critical Review of the Literature on Spreadsheet Errors," (with S. Powell and B. Lawson) Decision Support Systems 46 (2008) 128–138.

 

“Safe Scheduling: Setting Due Dates in Single-Machine Problems,” (with D. Trietsch) European Journal of Operational Research 196 (2009) 69-77.

"Solving Sequencing Problems in Spreadsheets," International Journal of Planning and Scheduling 1 (2011) 3-18.


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