Jeffrey Rummel

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  • Associate Professor in the Practice of Information Systems & Operations Management
  • Phone: (404) 712-0201
  • Fax: (404) 727-6313

Mailing Address:

1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

Biography

Professor Rummel joined the Goizueta Business School in the Spring of 2009.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and then served on the faculties of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut.  Jeff has taught courses in operations management, operations strategy, management science and statistics.  He was the founding director of the Management & Engineering for Manufacturing program at UConn (a joint degree program with the School of Engineering) and also served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Administration at UConn from 2001 through 2006, and then directed the Honors and Study Abroad program for the School.  As part of that effort,  Jeff created and taught a summer study abroad program in Florence, Italy where students studied operations strategy by visiting Italian manufacturing companies in and around Tuscany.

Jeff is interested in the application of economics and quantitative methods to problems of production and project management. Within this area of interest, he has worked on projects involving the management of advanced manufacturing technology, scheduling and planning systems, project design and control, manufacturing strategy, the interaction between operations and managerial accounting, and process control and improvement (quality, six sigma, lean manufacturing).

Publications

  • “Activity Consolidation to Improve Responsiveness,” with Zhiping Walter, Avi Seidmann and Rajiv Dewan, European Journal of Operations Research (2005).
  • ”An Empirical Investigation of Costs in Batching Decisions,” Decision Sciences (2000).
  • “A Subassembly Manufacturing Yield Problem with Multiple Production Runs,” with P. Nandakumar, Operations Research (1998).
  • “A Model for Warehouse Order Picking,” with Richard L. Daniels and Robert Schantz, European Journal of Operations Research (1998).
  • “A Closed Loop Automatic Scheduling System (CLASS),” with Gregory Dobson and Uday S. Karmarkar, Production Planning & Control (1992).
  • “The Basis for Costs in Batching Decisions,” with Uday S. Karmarkar, Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management (1990).
  • “Batching to Minimize Flow Times on Parallel Heterogeneous Machines,” with Gregory Dobson and Uday S. Karmarkar, Management Science (1989).
  • “Batching to Minimize Flow Times on One Machine,” with Gregory Dobson and Uday S. Karmarkar, Management Science(1987).

Areas of Specialization

  • Manufacturing planning and control
  • Project Management
  • Service operations and strategy

Achievements and Honors

  • Robert Cizik Professor of Technology and Manufacturing Management, School of Business, University of Connecticut, 2000-2008.
  • 2000 Lawrence J. Ackerman Scholar of Management, School of Business, University of Connecticut, 1998-2000.
  • Best Paper award, School of Business, University of Connecticut, 1996.
  • Best Professor award, Weekend Executive MBA Class, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 1990, 1991, 1993.

Memberships and Activities

  • INFORMS, Decision Sciences, Production and Operations Management Society.

Education

  • Ph.D. Ph.D. in Operations Management, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY/United States 1989
  • Master's MS in Operations Research, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY/United States 1985
  • Bachelor's BA in Business Administration, Capital University, Cleveland, OH/United States 1981