Professor Terry Harrison and doctoral student Ching-Hua Chen Ritzo participate in recent INFORMS meeting
During the 2004 INFORMS meeting held in Denver, CO, Terry Harrison and Ching-Hua Chen Ritzo led a panel titled "Stochastic Available-To-Promise for Configure-To-Order Products with Flexible Supply" Abstract: We address the problem of availability management for configurable products, which involves aligning demand, supply and sales targets with each other. We assume that the demand for products is endogenously determined (relative to sales targets) and that the supply for components is given, but flexible. Product configurations are uncertain in the sense that the quantities of components required configure the demanded products are stochastic.
Professor Harrison also contributed to two other panels. The first panel was titled "The Why's, What's, Where's and How's of Publishing"
Abstract: In this panel discussion, we will discuss the role of publishing in academia. We plan to: 1) provide an overview of the publication outlets for Engineering and Business School faculty; 2) describe how the publishing process works; 3) present strategies for picking topics for publication; and 5) discuss the research/practice interface.
The second panel was "Is There a "Theory of Practice"?
Abstract: "Theory" implies widely applicable concepts, whereas "practice" usually pertains to unique circumstances. Is there a "theory of practice" apart from the general (usually mathematical) theory that is in the standard curriculum? Come see what several former and present Editors-in-Chief of Interfaces have to say on the subject.