Faculty in the University of Dayton's Department of Management Information Systems, Operations Management, and Decision Sciences conduct high-profile sponsored and independent research in a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to constrained operations; capacity planning; operational hedging; transportation logistics; supply chain management; scheduling; stochastic programming models; energy reduction; competing values; IT staff retention; optimization in the freight rail industry; stock planning and modeling; and business intelligence research.

This collection provides a sampling of faculty scholarship in MIS, Operations Management, and Decision Sciences.

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Submissions from 2017

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Data-Driven Supply Chains, Manufacturing Capability and Customer Satisfaction, Roberto Chavez, Wantao Yu, Mark A. Jacobs, and Mengying Feng

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Data-Driven Supply Chain Capabilities and Performance: A Resource-Based View, Wantao Yu, Roberto Chavez, Mark A. Jacobs, and Mengying Feng

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The Impacts of IT Capability and Marketing Capability on Supply Chain Integration: A Resource-Based Perspective, Wantao Yu, Mark A. Jacobs, Roberto Chavez, and Mengying Feng

Submissions from 2016

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From Magnum Opus to Mea Culpa: A Cautionary Tale of Lessons Learned from a Failed Decision Support System, Michael F. Gorman

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The Effect of Internal Communication and Employee Satisfaction on Supply Chain Integration, Mark A. Jacobs, Wantao Yu, and Roberto Chavez

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On the Co-Evolution of Information Technology and Information Systems Personnel, Fred Niederman, Thomas W. Ferratt, and Eileen M. Trauth

Submissions from 2015

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A Survey of Academic Use of Interfaces, Jeffrey D. Camm, James J. Cochran, and Michael F. Gorman

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A Simulation-based Approach to Solve a Specific Type of Chance Constrained Optimization, Lijian Chan

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Internal Lean Practices and Performance: The Role of Technological Turbulence, Roberto Chavez, Wantao Yu, Mark A. Jacobs, Brian Fynes, Frank Wiengarten, and Antonio Lecuna

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Empty Railcar Distribution, Michael F. Gorman

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Operations Research in Rail Pricing and Revenue Management, Michael F. Gorman

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Practice Summary: ChemStation Embarks on a New Approach to Customer Delivery, Michael F. Gorman and Tony Ball

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Assessing the Emphasis on Information Security in the Systems Analysis and Design Course, William David Salisbury, Thomas W. Ferratt, and Donald E. Wynn

Submissions from 2014

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Capacity Planning with Financial and Operational Hedging in Low‐Cost Countries, Lijian Chen, Shanling Li, and Letian Wang

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The Quasi-Moderating Role of Organizational Culture in the Relationship between Rewards and Knowledge Shared and Gained, Serdar Durmusoglu, Mark A. Jacobs, Dilek Zamantili Nayir, Shaista Khilji, and Xiaoyun Wang

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Introduction to the Interfaces Special Issue on Operations Research in Freight Transportation and Logistics, Michael F. Gorman

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State of the Practice: A Review of the Application of OR/MS in Freight Transportation, Michael F. Gorman, John-Paul Clarke, Amir Hossein Gharehgozli, Michael Hewitt, René de Koster, and Debjit Roy

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Benchmarking Academic Programs in Business Analytics, Michael F. Gorman and Ronald K. Klimberg

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Time-Phased Safety Stocks Planning and its Financial Impacts: Empirical Evidence based on European Econometric Data, Martin Stößlein, John J. Kanet, Michael F. Gorman, and Stefan Minner

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Algebraic Connectivity Maximization of an Air Transportation Network: The Flight Routes’ Addition/Deletion Problem, Peng Wei, Lijian Chen, and D. Sun

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Explaining Users' Security Behaviors with the Security Belief Model, Clay K. Williams, Donald E. Wynn, Ramana Madupalli, Elena Karahanna, and Barbara K. Duncan

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The Promises and Challenges of Innovating Through Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare, Donald E. Wynn and Renée M. E. Pratt

Submissions from 2013

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Integrating Strategic and Tactical Rolling Stock Models with Cyclical Demand, Michael F. Gorman

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Searching for Herbert Simon: Extending the Reach and Impact of Business Intelligence Research Through Analytics, Michael F. Gorman, Donald E. Wynn, and William David Salisbury

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Applying Work Flow Control in Make-to-order Job Shops, Steven Harrod and John J. Kanet

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Complexity: Toward an Empirical Measure, Mark A. Jacobs

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Weighted Tardiness for the Single Machine Scheduling Problem: An Examination of Precedence Theorem Productivity, John J. Kanet and C. Birkemeier

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The Effects of Supply Chain Integration on Customer Satisfaction and Financial Performance: An Organizational Learning Perspective, Wantao Yu, Mark A. Jacobs, William David Salisbury, and Harvey Enns

Submissions from 2012

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Enterprise Architecture, IT Effectiveness and the Mediating Role of IT Alignment in US Hospitals, Randy V. Bradley, Renée M. E. Pratt, Terry Anthony Byrd, Christina N. Outlay, and Donald E. Wynn

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Ancillary Service Capacity Optimization for Both Electric Power Suppliers and Independent System Operator, Lijian Chen, Dengfeng Sun, and Guang Li

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Does Supply Chain Integration Mediate the Relationships between Product/Process Strategy and Service Performance? An Empirical Study, Cornelia Droge, Shawnee K. Vickery, and Mark A. Jacobs

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Irish CIOs’ Influence on Technology Innovation and IT-Business Alignment, Harvey Enns and Joseph J. McDonagh

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Synergy and Its Limits in Managing Information Technology Professionals, Thomas W. Ferratt, Jayesh Prasad, and Harvey Enns

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Analytics, Pedagogy and the Pass the Pigs Game, Michael F. Gorman

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Comparing Dynamic Risk-Based Scheduling Methods with MRP via Simulation, Li Sun, Sunderesh S. Heragu, Lijian Chen, and Mark L. Spearman

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Principles for Conducting Critical Realist Case Study Research in Information Systems, Donald E. Wynn and Clay K. Williams

Submissions from 2011

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How CIOs Overcome the Competing Values Challenge: Irish CIOs’ Perspectives, Harvey Enns, Dean B. McFarlin, and Paul B. Sweeney

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A Case Study in Effectively Bridging the Business Skills Gap for the Information Technology Professional, Michael F. Gorman

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Student Reactions to the Field Consulting Capstone Course in Operations Management at the University of Dayton, Michael F. Gorman

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North American Freight Rail Industry Real-Time Optimized Equipment Distribution Systems: State of the Practice, Michael F. Gorman, Kevin Crook, and David Sellers

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Operations Research Approaches in Asset Management in Freight Rail, Michael F. Gorman and Steven Harrod

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A Survey-Based Evaluation of Logistics and Transportation Research Journal Quality, Michael F. Gorman and John J. Kanet

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Evaluating Transportation Research Journal Quality Using the Author Affiliation Index, Michael F. Gorman, John J. Kanet, and Dominique Christ

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Operations Research for Freight Train Routing and Scheduling, Steven Harrod and Michael F. Gorman

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Product and Process Modularity's Effects on Manufacturing Agility and Firm Growth Performance, Mark A. Jacobs, Cornelia Droge, Shawnee K. Vickery, and Roger Calantone

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Product Portfolio Architectural Complexity and Operational Performance: Incorporating the Roles of Learning and Fixed Assets, Mark A. Jacobs and Morgan Swink

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Job Due-date Assignment with Earliness and Tardiness Penalties and Stochastic Arrival and Service Times, Xiaoming Li, V. Sridharan, John J. Kanet, and Yifeng Zhang

Submissions from 2010

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Capacity-Driven Pricing Mechanism in Special Service Industries, Lijian Chen and Suraj M. Alexander

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Mathematical Programming Models for Revenue Management under Customer Choice, Lijian Chen and Tito Homem-de-Mello

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Re-Solving Stochastic Programming Models for Airline Revenue Management, Lijian Chen and Tito Homem-de-Mello

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Choosing Management Information Systems as a Major: Understanding the smiFactors for MIS, Thomas W. Ferratt, Stephen R. Hall, Jayesh Prasad, and Donald E. Wynn

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Hub Group Implements a Suite of OR Tools to Improve Its Operations, Michael F. Gorman

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The University of Dayton Operations Management Capstone Course: Undergraduate Student Field Consulting Applies Theory to Practice, Michael F. Gorman

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CSX Railway Uses OR to Cash In on Optimized Equipment Distribution, Michael F. Gorman, Dharma Acharya, and David Sellers

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Operations Research Approaches to Asset Management in Freight Rail, Michael F. Gorman and Steven Harrod

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Formulation and Solution Approaches to the Rail Maintenance Production Gang Scheduling Problem, Michael F. Gorman and John J. Kanet

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Operations Research for Freight Train Routing and Scheduling, Steven Harrod and Michael F. Gorman

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Dynamic "Planned" Safety Stocks in Supply Networks, John J. Kanet, Michael F. Gorman, and Martin Stößlein

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Integrating Production Planning and Control: Toward a Simple Model for Capacitated ERP, John J. Kanet and Martin Stößlein

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Balancing Private and Public Interests in Public-private Partnership Contracts Through Optimization of Equity Capital Structure, Deepak Sharma, Qingbin Cui, Lijian Chen, and Jay Lindly

Submissions from 2009

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Revenue Management at Extra Space Storage LLC, Lijian Chen and Samrat Sondhi

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Statistical Estimation of Railroad Congestion Delay, Michael F. Gorman

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ASP, The Art and Science of Practice: Tales from the Front: Case Studies Indicate the Potential Pitfalls of Misapplication of Lean Improvement Programs, Michael F. Gorman, Jayden Hoff, and Robert Kinion

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Evaluating U.S. judicial district prosecutor performance using DEA: Are Disadvantaged Counties More Inefficient?, Michael F. Gorman and John Ruggiero

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Who Wins When Price Information is More Ubiquitous? An Experiment To Assess How Infomediaries Influence Price, Michael F. Gorman, William David Salisbury, and Ike Brannon

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Consolidating Theoretical Results for Weighted Tardiness Scheduling, John J. Kanet and Xiaoming Li

Submissions from 2008

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Toward a Theory of Competencies for the Management of Product Complexity: Six Case Studies, David J. Closs, Mark A. Jacobs, Morgan Swink, and G. Scott Webb

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Evaluating the Integration of Technology into Business Statistics, Michael F. Gorman

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Evaluating the Public Investment Mix in US Freight Transportation Infrastructure, Michael F. Gorman

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Johnson Electric uses Simulation to Rebalance Cell Operations and Improve Throughput, Michael F. Gorman

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Evaluating US State Police Performance using Data Envelopment Analysis, Michael F. Gorman and John Ruggiero

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Volume and Cost Implications of Product Portfolio Complexity, Mark A. Jacobs

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Using a Supply Chain Game to Effect Problem-Based Learning in an Undergraduate Operations Management Program, John J. Kanet and Martin Stößlein

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Developing Undergraduate Student Research Experiences in Operations Management, Martin Stößlein and John J. Kanet

Submissions from 2007

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Operations Research Helps Reshape Operations Strategy at Standard Register Company, Sanjay L. Ahire, Michael F. Gorman, David Dwiggins, and Oleh Mudry

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IS Journal Quality Assessment Using the Author Affiliation Index, Thomas W. Ferratt, Michael F. Gorman, John J. Kanet, and William David Salisbury

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OM Forum: Evaluating Operations Management–Related Journals via the Author Affiliation Index—Do Professors at Top U.S. Business Schools Do What They Say?, Michael F. Gorman and John J. Kanet

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Product Complexity: A Definition and Impacts on Operations, Mark A. Jacobs

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The Effects of Product Modularity on Competitive Performance: Do Integration Strategies Mediate the Relationship?, Mark A. Jacobs, Shawnee K. Vickery, and Cornelia Droge

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New Precedence Theorems for One-Machine Weighted Tardiness, John J. Kanet

Submissions from 2006

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An Application of Interdependent Lot Size and Consolidation Point Choice, Daniel G. Conway and Michael F. Gorman

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A Major Appliance Manufacturer Rethinks its Inventory Policies for Service Vehicles, Michael F. Gorman and Sanjay L. Ahire

Submissions from 2005

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Estimation of an Implied Price Elasticity of Demand through Current Pricing Practices, Michael F. Gorman

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Evaluating Operations Management-related Journals via the Author Affiliation Index, Michael F. Gorman and John J. Kanet

Submissions from 2004

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Mean Flowtime and Inventory in Production Systems: A Finite Time Analogue to Little’s Law, John J. Kanet

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Constraint Programming for Scheduling, John J. Kanet, Sanjay L. Ahire, and Michael F. Gorman

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A Weighted Modified Due Date Rule for Sequencing to Minimize Weighted Tardiness, John J. Kanet and Xiaoming Li

Submissions from 2003

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Problem-Based Learning for Production and Operations Management, John J. Kanet and Mehmet Barut

Submissions from 2002

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The Effects of Information Costs on Search and Convergence in Experimental Markets, James I. Brannon and Michael F. Gorman

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Pricing and Product Mix Optimization in Freight Transportation, Michael F. Gorman

Submissions from 2001

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Intermodal Pricing Model Creates a Network Pricing Perspective at BNSF, Michael F. Gorman

Submissions from 2000

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Seasonality and the Production-smoothing Model, Michael F. Gorman and James I. Brannon

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An Application of Dynamic Programming to Crew Balancing at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Michael F. Gorman and Majid Sarrafzadeh

Submissions from 1998

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An Application of Genetic and Tabu Searches to the Freight Railroad Operating Plan Problem, Michael F. Gorman

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Santa Fe Railway Uses an Operating-plan Model to Improve Its Service Design, Michael F. Gorman

Submissions from 1995

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Production Planning and Control Systems-State of the Art and New Directions, V. Sridharan and John J. Kanet

Submissions from 1989

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Enhancing Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems Through Artificial Intelligence Techniques, Ronald S. Dattero, John J. Kanet, and Edna M. White