Sameer Kumar

Professor,

skumar@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4350

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 331L
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Minnesota
M.S., Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, University of Minnesota
M.S., Computer Science, University of Nebraska
B.S., Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry, University of Delhi
M.S., Mathematics, University of Delhi

See publications in UST Research Online

As CenturyLink Endowed Chair in Global Communications and Technology Management at the Opus College of Business, Dr. Sameer Kumar's energy is focused on providing research leadership and a strong commitment to teaching and service. At the University of St. Thomas, he is the recipient of the "John Ireland Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Teacher/Scholar 2013". He is an affiliate faculty and graduate faculty member in the Institute for Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota. He has published over 200 archival journal articles and seven books in health care systems applications, supply chain systems modeling, systems engineering, system dynamics, humanitarian logistics, environmental-friendly supply chains, risk management, knowledge management, outsourcing, production and service cost economics, and decision support systems.

Dr. Kumar has received research grants from NSF, the state of Wisconsin, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He received the 2000 Star of Excellence Quality Award from Medtronic Corporation for a successful design of an assembly line using PROMODEL Simulation Software. He is the recipient of OMEGA Journal Best Reviewer Award for 2013. He has also received the 2010 Goodeve Medal for the best paper published in the Journal of the Operational Research Society in 2009. Dr. Kumar is active on 10 academic journal editorial boards, associate editor of Decision Sciences journal, regional editor for Americas of Supply Chain Management journal, associate editor of IEEE Engineering Management Review and advisor of a book series "Supply Chain Management, Operations and Systems Engineering" for the publishing firm Taylor and Francis.

Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
OPMT 350 - 01 Supply Chain Management - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 SCH 421
Description of course Supply Chain Management : CRN: 22105
This course will develop a basic understanding of supply chain management both within and beyond organizational boundaries. It will provide the conceptual and analytical framework for the materials management function of business including purchasing, inventory management (MRP), capacity planning, scheduling, and manufacturing planning and control systems; as well as a broader supply chain view. Offered fall semester Prerequisites: OPMT 310 or DSCI 310 or DSCI 301

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Location Time Day(s)
Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
OPMT 350 - 01 Supply Chain Management - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 SCH 419
Description of course Supply Chain Management : CRN: 43062
This course will develop a basic understanding of supply chain management both within and beyond organizational boundaries. It will provide the conceptual and analytical framework for the materials management function of business including purchasing, inventory management (MRP), capacity planning, scheduling, and manufacturing planning and control systems; as well as a broader supply chain view. Prerequisites: OPMT 310 or DSCI 310 or DSCI 301

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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Professor and CenturyLink Endowed Chair in Global Communications and Technology Management, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Mpls (2002 - present)
  • Professor of Engineering and Technology Management, University of St. Thomas - School of Engineering, St. Paul / Mpls (1997 - 2002)
  • Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Stout - Department of Industrial Management, Menomonie (1994 - 1997)
  • Technical Advisor and Senior Specialist, Minneapolis Star Tribune Newspaper, Minneapolis (1990 - 1994)
  • Systems Manager, Thermo King Corporation, Minneapolis (1982 - 1990)
  • Project and Systems Analyst, Toro Corporation, Minneapolis (1981 - 1982)
  • Systems Analyst, Dayton Hudson Corporation, Minneapolis (1980 - 1981)
  • Systems Analyst, State Trading Corporation, New Delhi (1976 - 1978)
  • Technical Analyst, Department of Agriculture, Government of India, New Delhi (1974 - 1976)

Professional Memberships
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Association of Facilities Engineers (AFE)
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
  • Academy Health
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSME)
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professional

Professional Service
  • Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal,
  • DSI - Decision Sciences Institute, Editor
  • Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management,
  • INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences,
  • International Journal of Production Research, Reviewer
  • Supply Chain Management: An International Journal,
  • International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management,
  • Technovation,
  • Industrial Management and Data Systems, Reviewer
  • Strategic Outsourcing: an International Journal,
  • International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalization,
  • Supply Chain Management, Reviewer
  • International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Reviewer
  • Transportation Journal, Reviewer

Publications

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Modeling and Optimization of Global Supply Chains
  • Healthcare Systems and Health Services Research
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Information Technology Applications
  • Decision Analysis
  • and Production and Service Cost Economies

Awards and Honors
  • John Ireland Presidential Award for Teacher / Scholar, University of St. Thomas, 2013
  • Medtronic Customer-Focus Quality Star of Excellence award, 2011
  • Goodeve Medal, JORS - Journal of the OR Society, 2010
  • Special President Award, Thermo King Corporation, 1996
  • Cowles Media Company President's Award, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1994
  • CenturyLink Endowed Chair in Global Communications and Technology Management, 2002

Presentations