IEOM Global Business Management Education
Detroit, Michigan, USA, August 10-14, 2020
IEOM Society International addresses the issues of Global Business Management Education. There are various levels of readiness of engineering graduates from various parts of the world. One of the main themes is how to reduce the readiness gap of business management graduates around the world. The special focus is given to operations management, management science, supply chain management, business analytics, and logistics management. Are the graduates ready to take on the challenges of the current global economy? IEOM Detroit Conference will have a dedicated session for the Global Business Management Education where distinguished speakers will discuss the readiness of business management graduates for workforce around the world. Featured speakers will be from various part of the world to address business management education challenges and opportunities.
Global Business Management Education Topics can be related on:
- Learning Assessment
- Problem based learning
- Project based learning
- Active collaborative learning
- Student learning assessment
- Teaching and learning
- Curriculum improvement
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Global education challenges
Each speaker needs to submit a title of the talk, photo and a short bio. All will be included in the IEOM 2020 Detroit Conference proceedings. There will be mostly virtual presentation using zoom. If you are interested to be distinguished feature speaker, please contact email@example.com for details.
All speakers need to register for the 5th NA IEOM Detroit Conference. Please pay your registration fee ONLINE:
Global Business Management Education
August 11, Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Session Chair: Prof. Vikas Kumar, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm (Tuesday, August 11)
Professor Kazim Sari
Head, Department of Industrial Engineering
Dr. Kazim Sari is a Vice Rector and Head of Industrial Engineering at Beykent University, Istanbul, Turkey. In addition, he is an active researcher and teaching professor on green management, supply chain optimization, multi-criteria decision making, and simulation modeling.
Dr. Sari received my B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering (English) from Marmara University in 2000. Upon completion of his B.S. degree, he joined to Beykent University as a Research Assistant and received my M.B.A. degree in Management Information Systems in 2002. His master thesis was about the forecasting methods and their relationship with the bullwhip effect in supply chains. Later, Dr. Sari earned his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 2006. His Ph.D. dissertation was about the collaborative works (e.g. cpfr) among supply chain members and their impact on the supply chain performance. After six years of earning his Ph.D. degree, he is promoted to Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering in 2012. Later, by the start of 2018, Dr. Sari is promoted to Full Professor of Industrial Engineering.
Before joining to Industrial Engineering Department at Beykent University, Dr. Sari has worked as an Assistant Professor (between 2006-2013) and Associate Professor (between 2013-2014) in the Department of International Logistics and Transportation at Beykent University. In addition, he has also served as Chair of International Logistics and Transportation Department (2011-2014) and Vice Dean for the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (1/2013-4/2014).
1:20 pm – 1:40 pm (Tuesday, August 11)
Prof. Vikas Kumar
Director of Research and Scholarship
Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Bristol Business School
University of the West of England
Prof. Vikas Kumar is Director of Research and Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, UK. He serves on the editorial board of around six international journals including International J. of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience, Int. J. of Service, Economics, and Management and Int. J. of Manufacturing Systems. He has guest edited a number of special issues in high impact journals including J. of Information Technology (ABS 3*), Supply Chain Management an Int. J. (ABS 3*), Production, Planning & Control (ABS 3*), Int. J. of Productivity and Performance Management (ABS 2*), J. of Manufacturing Technology Management (ABS 1*), In. J. of Engineering Management and Economics (IJSEM), Int. J. of Lean Enterprise Research (IJLER), and Int. J. of Lean Six Sigma (IJLSS). He is also reviewer of more than 15 international journals including ABS 4/4* and ABS 3* journals such as Int. J Production Research (ABS3*), Int. J of Production Economics (ABS3*), Production Planning and Control (ABS3*), Supply Chain Management an Int. J (ABS3*), Expert Systems with Application (ABS3*), Int. J of Production and Operations Management (ABS4), J of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (ABS2*) and Computers and Industrial Engineering (ABS2*).
Prof. Kumar works very closely with industries and has generated research funding in the excess of £1 million from various research agencies such as Innovate UK, EPSRC, British Council, British Academy, Newton Fund, and Science Foundation of Ireland. He is currently working on two research projects funded by British Academy/Newton Fund and Royal Academy of Engineering that are focused on developing countries (Indonesia and Turkey). His research projects are in collaboration with researchers from a number of UK universities as well as researchers from Brazil, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Costa Rica and Turkey.
Prof. Kumar’s current research focus is on sustainable supply chain management and Supply Chain 4.0. His other research interests include supply chain improvement, short food supply chains, green supply chain, process modelling, innovation in SMEs, operations strategy, and service supply chains. He is involved in teaching a number of postgraduate and undergraduate modules on research methods, operations management and operations strategy. He is also actively involved in supervising research masters and doctoral students (PhDs).
1:40 pm – 2:00 pm (Tuesday, August 11)
Faculty of Management Studies
Gopal Narayan Singh University
Sasaram, Bihar, India
Rajesh Ranjan; UGC- NET qualified in Management is pursuing Full-Time Residential Ph.D (with GOI’s Merit Scholarship) at National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE)’, Mumbai. NITIE is one of the prominent institutes of the government of India under the Ministry of HRD. He has submitted his Ph.D. Thesis. Presently, Rajesh is working as an Assistant Professor in Faculty of Management Studies at Gopal Narayan Singh University, Jamuhar, Sasaram, Bihar, India. He is working as an Internal Examination In-Charge in the Faculty of Management Studies, Gopal Narayan Singh University. During his academic career, he has published many research articles in refereed international journals and presented research papers at different reputed international conferences with the government of India financial support on a merit basis. He receive MBA in Marketing from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, Bihar, India. Rajesh previously worked as Assistant Professor (Marketing) at International School of Business & Media (ISB&M), Pune, India, Assistant Professor (Marketing) at Swayam Siddhi College of Management and Research, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, Assistant Professor (Marketing) at Thakur Institute of Management Studies & Research, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India) and Lecturer (Bachelor of Business Management) at Shree Krishna Mahila College, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, Jehanabad, Bihar, India.
Global Business Management Education
August 13, Thursday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Session Chair: Dr. Mahdi FATHI, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA
4:00 pm – 4:20 pm (Thursday, August 13)
Dr. Mahdi FATHI
Department of Information Technology and Decision Sciences (ITDS)
G. Brint Ryan College of Business
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas, USA
Dr. Mahdi FATHI is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Technology & Decision Sciences, G. Brint Ryan College of Business-University of North Texas, Denton, United States. He received his BS and MS from the Department of Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) and Ph.D. from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2006, 2008 and 2013, respectively. Dr. Fathi won three postdoctoral fellowships at Industrial Engineering lab-Ecole Central Paris (France), Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Communication Systems (SMACS) Group at Dep. of Telecommunications and Information Processing (TELIN) -Ghent University (Belgium), Dep. of Industrial & Systems Engineering-Mississippi State University (USA). Moreover, he was visiting scholar at Center for Applied Optimization, Dep. of Industrial and Systems Engineering-University of Florida (USA), at Dep. of Electrical Engineering-National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, and at Dep. of Industrial Engineering-Tecnológico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. Also, Dr. Fathi worked at Optym as a senior systems engineer and at A Model Of Reality Inc. as a system design engineer in the USA and several other companies in different industry sectors.
Dr. Fathi has published in such journals as the Technometrics, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Access, International Journal of Production Research, Applied Soft Computing, Journal of Risk and Reliability, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Computers and Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. He is the corresponding editor of the textbooks “Large Scale Optimization in Supply Chains and Smart Manufacturing: Theory and Applications” and “Optimization in Large Scale Problems: Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0 Applications”. Prof. Fathi is an active member of several societies and institutions and serves on the editorial board of several journals. His current research interests include Information Systems, Statistics and Optimization.
4:20 pm – 4:40 pm (Thursday, August 13)
Dr. Tagwa Ahmed Musa Mohamed
Executive Committee Member – Global Engineering Dean’s Council (GEDC)
Associate Professor and Former Dean – College of Petroleum Engineering and Technology
Sudan University of Science and Technology
Sudanese Women in Extractive Industries: Engineering Education Point of View
Dr. Tagwa A. Musa is an Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST)- Khartoum, Sudan and the former dean of College of Petroleum Engineering and Technology at SUST. She is the first Sudanese woman to receive a PhD in petroleum engineering. She has an extensive research and teaching experience in addition to significant contribution to academic, practice, research and community service programs both locally and internationally. In 2017 she received the Women in Industry and Academia award from IEOM and in 2019 she received the SPE Regional Service Award for MENA Region. In2019, she has been elected as Global Engineering Dean’s Council (GEDC) executive committee member. Dr. Tagwa has a Bachelor with First Class Honors degree from SUST, and a Master’s and a PhD from China University of Geosciences (all in petroleum engineering).
4:40 pm – 5:00 pm (Thursday, August 13)
Dr. Anjali Awasthi
Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
Dr. Anjali Awasthi is Associate Professor at Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE), in Concordia University, Montreal. She received a PhD in industrial engineering and automation from INRIA Rocquencourt and University of Metz, France. Prior to Concordia, Dr. Awasthi worked at University of British Columbia and University of Laval where she was involved in several projects on industrial applications of operations research. In France, she was involved in many European projects aimed at improving urban mobility in cities, city logistics and on cybernetic transportation systems. Her areas of research are modeling and simulation, data mining, Information Technology and decision making, sustainable logistics planning, quality assurance in supply chain management and sustainable supply chain management. She is the author of several journal and conference papers on these topics.
Global Business Management Education
Data Science and Business Analytics
August 14, Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
1:00 pm – 1:20 pm (Friday, August 14)
Dr. Shahram Taj
Professor & Chair
Department of Data Science and Business Analytics
Florida Polytechnic University
Dr. Shahram Taj joined Florida Polytechnic University in August 2016 as a professor of logistics and supply chain management. He served as the academic program coordinator of science and technology management and the academic program coordinator of graduate programs in 2017. Since January 2018, he has served as the chair of the department of data science and business analytics.
Taj is an accomplished academician, executive consultant with an expertise in business model innovation, lean and sustainable operations, strategic management, production systems design, systems optimization/simulation, and supply chain management.
Taj has extensive tenure in academia. He was professor and chair of the Department of Management and Marketing at Lawrence Technological University in Michigan from2013 to 2016. He served as The Cameron Endowed Chair of Management and Marketing at the University of St. Thomas in Houston from 2008 to 2013. Taj previously taught for more than 20 years at the University of Detroit Mercy and earned the institution’s President’s Award for Faculty Excellence. He also taught in the Global Entrepreneurial MBA Program at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan from 2004 to 2006 and was a visiting professor at Peking University in China teaching in the Beijing International MBA Program in 2004. Taj also taught at Baruch College, The City University of New York from 1984 to 1987.
Taj has developed several graduate programs such as the master’s degree in product development in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Ford, Xerox, and the National Science Foundation. He also developed graduate degree programs in software engineering, EMBA, and supply chain/transportation efficiency systems(funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation).
Taj has conducted more than 100 projects at Ford, Visteon, New Venture Gear (formerly joint venture of GM and DaimlerChrysler), GM-Holden, Baker Hughes, and Schlumberger in the United States, Germany, Australia, and Japan. The projects have covered productivity improvements, implementing lean manufacturing, and optimizing process design. In 1999,he earned the Franz Edelman Finalist Award for Achievement in Operations Research/Management Science for projects that resulted in $15.5 million capital savings and a profit increase of more than $2 billion for Ford Motor Company. From 1998 to 2000, Taj worked as an executive consultant for New Venture Gear Company to design a lean automotive manufacturing plant in Leipzig, Germany, to supply powertrain to Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg that resulted in savings of $21 million (This plant has been designated by Porsche as the supplier of the year.). From 2009 to 2010, Taj served as an executive technical advisor to executives in the new worldwide Supply Chain and Manufacturing Division at Baker Hughes in Houston.
Taj also collaborated with the Production System Design Laboratory at MIT conducting research in the design and the implementation of “lean production systems” in the automotive industry in the U.S. and Europe.
Taj has served as thesis advisor/reader of more than 100 graduate students at the University of Detroit Mercy, including a doctoral thesis committee at MIT. He served as the track chair of the “Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Information Management, Supply Chain, and Product Development” for the SAE International in Ireland, Spain, and France. He has published 68 refereed articles in journals and proceedings of many international conferences. Recently, he published several articles on the adaptation of lean production in China, and most recently in areas of sustainability and business model innovation.
1:20 pm – 1:40 pm (Friday, August 14)
Professor James Mennie
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics
Department of Data Science and Business Analytics
Director of Florida Industrial & Phosphate Research Institute
Florida Polytechnic University
Presentation Title: “Project Based Learning”
Dr. Mennie has been with Florida Polytechnic University since 2015 and is an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics in the Department of Data Science and Business Analytics.
He brings ample experience as a business leader and educator to his role teaching business courses at Florida Polytechnic University. Thus far, he has taught 23 distinct business classes some of which included Engineering & Technology Project Management, Supply Chain Risk Management, Intro to Operations, Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship Opportunity Analysis
Dr. Mennie completed his DBA at USF Muma College of Business, and his MBA from Long Island University. He also holds a B.A in Political Science from the State University of New York, College at Oswego. His teaching experience includes working at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, international teaching experience at the Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea, as an adjunct business instructor at Hillsborough Community College.
In addition to his academic responsibilities last summer, Dr. Mennie was appointed to the position of Business Director of the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute (FIPR Institute) with the expanded purpose of strengthening FIPR’s finances, developing a new strategic plan and implementing it. FIPR has been in existence for over forty ears and is the largest repository of phosphate research in the world. He leads a team of research scientists engaged in resolving business challenges in wastewater cleanup, mining beneficiation, recovery of REE’s, and new technology in fertilizer application.
Dr. Mennie has over 35 years of business experience, having owned his own family businesses, as well as having worked for large companies in the New York metro area, from where he relocated to Florida. He has extensive experience in improving a broad range of business operations working with a plethora of Fortune 500 companies.
1:40 pm – 2:00 pm (Friday, August 14)
Dr. Douglas Carter
College of Business
Texas A&M University
San Antonio, TX, USA
Presentation Title: “Entrepreneurship, Experiential Learning, and the Global Pivot”
Dr. Douglas H. Carter has a B.A. in Communication Theory and Cross-Cultural Communications from The Ohio State University, a M.B.A. in International Business from National University and a DBA from the University of South Florida.
Employed at Texas A&M University-San Antonio as an Assistant Professor in the College of Business, Douglas was formerly the Associate Vice President for External Affairs & Global Partnerships. Courses taught include: Global Management; Principles of Management; Business & Society; Labor Management and Collective Bargaining; Organizational Theory & Human Behavior: Principles of Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship: Ideation to Launch; Entrepreneurship-Business Plan; and, Study Abroad (European Innovation Academy), and Strategic Management (Capstone).
Douglas has been involved with many professional activities since joining A&M –SA, including: 2014 to Present the World Affairs Council of San Antonio; 2017 – Present Fulbright Association: 2014 Brookings Institute/City of San Antonio Foreign Direct Investment Task Force; 2013 Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce Delegation to WATEC-Tel Aviv; 2013 San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission to Spain; 2013 & 2014 Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce Board Member; 2012 Panel Moderator – GLOBES Business Conference Tel Aviv, Israel; 2012 San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Trade Mission to Israel; 2011 & 2012 Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board; 2005-2017 Frost Bank Business Advisory Council; 2017 & 2018 European Innovation Academy, Turin, Italy; and 2019 European Innovation Academy, Hong Kong.
Recent Academic Conference Attendance and Presentations include: SW Fulbright Symposium – San Antonio, TX Spring 2019 Co-Presenter: “Study Abroad, Experiential Learning and Student Engagement: The Student/Faculty Team Collaboration to Innovation and Adventure”; Texas A&M University Student Research Symposium 2019 “High-Impact Experience: Overcoming Challenges of Teaching Leadership Skills in Undergraduate and Graduate Leadership Courses” – Francis Andreau, Faculty Advisor; Southwest Academy of Management (SWAM) Annual Conference 2019 – Houston, TX Co-Presenter: “No Wonder My Head is Spinning: A Conceptual Integration and Comprehensive Model of Perceived Environmental Uncertainty (PEU).”; European Academy of Management – 18th Annual Conference – University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2018; Institute of Business and Industry Intelligence Conference – The Woodlands, TX April 2018, Co-Presenter: “If Increasing Entrepreneurship Is A Possible Answer to Globalism Backlash, What Cultural Characteristics Most Encourage Entrepreneurship?”; SW Fulbright Symposium – San Antonio, TX September 2017 Presenter: “Leading Experiential Learning in International Settings: The New Study Abroad?”; North American Case Research Association – Las Vegas, Nevada October 2016 Defended: “TAKING OVER OPERATIONS OF THE MUSEO ALAMEDA”; and, Globalization of Higher Education Conference, Queen’s College Cambridge, March 2014.