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Michele Pfund

Michele Pfund

Assistant Dean
Office of Academic Affairs

Assistant Chair
Supply Chain Management

Office:BA 401C
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 872306
Tempe, AZ 85287-2306

Phone: 480-965-6409
Fax: 480-965-8629
Email: Michele.Pfund@asu.edu

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Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2002; M.S., Purdue University, 1999; B.S., Case Western Reserve Univeristy, 1993.

Research Areas
Decision analysis, optimization, and simulation methodologies that support pharmaceutical and medical device R&D; supply chain management; modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems.

Current Projects
M. Pfund and J. Fowler, "Extending The Boundaries Between Scheduling And Dispatching: Hedging And Rescheduling Techniques," International Journal of Production Research

Y. Chen, J. Fowler, M. Pfund, and D. Montgomery, "Parameterization of Composite Dispatching Rules," Journal of Scheduling

Academic Positions
Arizona State University: 1999-present.

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
Johnson & Johnson Standards of Leadership, 2004; Induction: Alpha Pi Mu, Omega Rho, Phi Kappa Honor Societies, 2002; John W. Teets Outstanding Teaching Award for the School of Business, 2000.

Professional Leadership
Faculty/Industrial Adviser for ORMS Tomorrow, Student Journal of INFORMS, 2003-present; Editor for ORMS Tomorrow, Student Journal of INFORMS, 2000-2002; Referee for: Computers and Industrial Engineering, Computers and Operations Research.

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Assistant Director, Johnson & Johnson, 2003-2004; Development Engineer, Roche Diagnostics, 1997-1999; Manufacturing Engineer, Nellcor Puritan Bennett, 1994-1997.

Representative Publications
R. Swaminathan, M. Pfund, J. Fowler, and S. Mason, "Minimizing Total Weighted Tardiness in a Dynamic Flowshop with Variable Processing Times," Journal: Computers and Operations Research, to appear

S. Diaz, J. Fowler, M. Pfund, G. Mackulak, and M. Hickie, "Evaluating the Impacts of Reticle Requirements in Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication," IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 622-632, 2005

L. Mönch, H. Balasubramanian, J. Fowler, and M. Pfund, "Heuristic Scheduling of Jobs on Parallel Batch Machines with Incompatible Job Families and Unequal Ready Times," Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 32, No. 11, pp. 2731-2750, 2005





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SCM 394 - Special Topics
Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.

SCM 493 - Honors Thesis
Supervised research or creative activity focused on preparation and completion of an undergraduate honors thesis or creative project.

SCM 499 - Individualized Instruction
Provides an opportunity for original study or investigation in the major or field of specialization on an individual and more autonomous basis. Neither a substitute for a catalog course nor a means of taking a catalog course on an individual basis. Requires application well in advance of regular registration with the student's advisor, the advisor's signature, and approval by both the instructor with whom the student will work and the chair of the department offering the course.

SCM 502 - Operations and Supply Mgmt
Contemporary management issues, including environmental, project, and supply chain management; new product development; quality control; TQM.