Session 1: Operations Engineering in Customer Driven Manufacturing
Stephen M. Pollock is Herrick Emeritus Professor of Manufacturing and Professor Emeritus of IOE at the University of Michigan. He has applied operations research and decision analysis methods to problems in defense, criminal justice, manufacturing, epidemiology and medicine. He has authored over 70 technical papers, co-edited two books, has served as a consultant to over 35 organizations and on the editorial boards of major journals.
At Michigan, Pollock was chair of the IOE Department, chaired the University's Research Policies Committee and Tenure Committee, was a member the College of Engineering's Executive Committee, and recipient of the College’s Attwood Award.
He has served on and chaired various NSF, NRC and IOM boards and panels, and the Army Science Board. He was President of the Operations Research Society of America, was awarded the 2001 INFORMS Kimball Medal, is a fellow of INFORMS and AAAS and was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2002.
Session 2: Operations Engineering Towards Green Manufacturing Systems
Wallace J. Hopp's research focuses on the design, control and management of operations systems, with emphasis on innovation processes, manufacturing and supply chain systems, and health care systems. He received 1990 Scaife Award for the paper with the "greatest potential for assisting an advance of manufacturing practice, the 1998 IIE Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award (for the book Factory Physics), the 2005 IIE Technical Innovation Award, and the 2006 SME Education Award. Hopp is a Fellow of IIE, INFORMS, MSOM and POMS, and is currently President of POMS. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of Management Science and a Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management. He is an active industry consultant, whose clients have included Abbott Laboratories, Anixter, Bell & Howell, Black & Decker, Case, Dell, Ford, Eli Lilly, Emerson Electric, General Motors, John Deere, IBM, Intel, Motorola, Owens Corning, Schlumberger, S&C Electric, SPX, Texas Instruments, Whirlpool, Zenith, and others.
Session 3: Operations Engineering in Defense System Acquisition, Manufacturing, and Maintenance
Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Seth Bonder has been a leader in applying operations research to national defense planning and policy issues, and subsequently to healthcare delivery re-engineering and disease management practices. He has served as 27th President of the Operations Research Society of America and the Military Operations Research Society, and Vice-President of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Patriotic Service Award from the Secretary of the Army, the George E. Kimball Medal, and the INFORMS President's Award. He is an INFORMS Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
NSF Workshop Panel Presentation/Q & A
S. Jack Hu is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan. He also holds a joint appointment in Industrial and Operations Engineering. He conducts research and teaches courses in assembly, manufacturing systems, and statistical quality methods. He has published more than 100 papers in professional journals and 40 papers in conferences. Dr. Hu is the recipient of many awards, including the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, National Science Foundation CAREER Award, ASME Design Engineering Conference Best Paper Award, and the College of Engineering Research Excellence Award. He was elected a fellow of ASME in 2003.
Professor Yoram Koren is credited with creating the scientific underpinnings of the reconfigurable manufacturing paradigm. He is the founding director, in 1996, of the Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The Center pioneered the creation of a new generation of manufacturing tools and systems that can respond to rapid changes in global markets. He has published 260 papers, three books that have been translated into French, Japanese and Chinese, and holds 14 U.S. patents in the area of production technology. Koren was awarded with the Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME, the SME Gold Medal, the Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award from ASME, and the Hanasufa Outstanding Investigator Award from the Japan-US Society on Flexible Automation in 2004. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, as well as a Fellow of both ASME and SME, and a Fellow of CIRP — the International Academy for Production Engineering.