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John Fowler

John Fowler

Department Chair
Supply Chain Management

Motorola Professor
Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Faculty Director, Executive MBA
Graduate Programs

Office:BA 401
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 874706
Tempe, AZ 85287-4706

Phone: 480-965-4330
Fax: 480-965-8629
Email: john.fowler@asu.edu

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Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1990; M.S., Texas A&M University, 1986; B.S., Texas A&M University, 1982.

Research Areas
Deterministic scheduling, discrete event simulation methodology, modeling and analysis of semiconductor manufacturing systems, operations research in health care, manufacturing applications of operations research and discrete event simulation.

Current Projects
Intel Capital Equipment Supply Chain Lead Time Cost-Benefit Model, Intel;  Computer-Based Pandemic Influenza Simulation, Arizona Department of Health;       

Academic Positions
Arizona State University, Professor of Industrial Engineering: 2003-present.

Professional Leadership
Editor-in-Chief, IIE Transactions on Helathcare Systems Engineering; Joint Editor, The Journal of Simulation; Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing

Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers; Board of Directors, Winter Simulation Conference; Vice President Chapters/Fora, INFORMS 2008-2009; President, Omega Rho

Representative Publications
Gul, S., Denton, B.T., Fowler, J.W., and Huschka, T., “Bi-Criteria Scheduling of Surgical Services for an Outpatient Procedure Center”, Production and Operations Management, to appear.

Rastogi, A.P., Fowler, J.W., Carlyle, W.M., Araz, O.M., Maltz, A., and Büke, B., “Supply Network Capacity Planning for Semiconductor Manufacturing with Uncertain Demand and Correlation in Demand Considerations”, International Journal of Production Economics, to appear.

Bozkurt, B., Fowler, J.W., Gel, E.S., Kim, B., Köksalan, M., and Wallenius, J. , “Quantitative Comparison of Approximate Solution Sets for Multi-Criteria Optimization Problems with Weighted Tchebycheff Preference Function”, Operations Research, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 650-659, 2010.

Bekki, J. M., Fowler, J.W., Mackulak, G.T., and Nelson, B.L., “Indirect Cycle-Time Quantile Estimation Using the Cornish-Fisher Expansion”, IIE Transactions, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 31-44, 2010. 

Fowler, J.W., Wirojanagud, P., and Gel, E.S., “Heuristics for Workforce Planning with Worker Differences”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 190, No. 3, pp. 724-740, 2008.

Carlyle, W.M., Fowler, J.W., Gel, E., and Kim, B.,  “Quantitative Comparison of Approximate Solution Sets for Bi-criteria Optimization Problems”, Decision Sciences, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 63-82, 2003. 

Park, S., Fowler, J.W., Mackulak, G.T., Keats, J.B., and Carlyle, W.M., “D-Optimal Sequential Experiments for Generating a Simulation-Based Cycle Time-Throughput Curve”, Operations Research, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 981-990, 2002.













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SCM 315 - Business Decision Models
Introduces quantitative tools used to aid management decision making.

WPC 196 - Domestic Exchange Placeholder
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