Office: 551 PACCAR Hall
Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3226
“Too many managers are seduced by fads and snake oil remedies. Difficult problems require hard choices and thoughtful analyses of costs and benefits.”
- Professor of Operations Management Burlington Northern/Burlington Resources Professor in Manufacturing Management
- PhD University of Texas (1973)
- BS Carnegie Mellon University (1969)
- manufacturing management
- operations management
- operations research
- project management
- supply chain management
- Coordination mechanisms in decentralized supply chains, Resource allocation in uncertain and highly risky projects, Impact of random shocks on production and service systems
- At the University of Washington since 1974
- Assistant professor at Wake Forest University, 1972-1974
- “To Preannounce or Not: New Product Development in a Competitive Duopoly Market“
Journal Article: Klastorin, K., Mamani, H., Zhou, Y.-P., (2016). Production and Operations Management, Vol. 25(12), pp. 2051-2064.
- “Incentive Contracts in Serial Stochastic Projects“
Journal Article: T. Chen, T. Klastorin, & M. Wagner, (2015). Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Vol. 17(3), pp. 290-301.
- “An Effective Methodology for the Stochastic Project Compression Problem“
Journal Article: Klastorin, T., & Mitchell, G., (2007). IIE Transactions, Vol. 39(19), pp. 957-969.
- “The Impact of Small Lot Ordering on Traffic Congestion in a Physical Distribution System“
Journal Article: Berk, E., Klastorin, T., & Moinzadeh, K., (1997). IIE Transactions, Vol. 29(8), pp. 671-679.
- “Impact of Material Flow Policies and Goals on Job Outcomes“
Journal Article: Brown, K., Doerr, K., Klastorin, T., & Mitchell, T., (1996). Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 81(2), pp. 142-152.
- Microsoft Corporation: Design Assistance on Microsoft Project
- Davis, Wright, Tremaine (and Paccar Corporation): Expert testimony on manufacturing issues
- Fluke Corporation: Advanced project management
Honors and Awards
- PhD Outstanding Mentor Award for ISOM, 2011-2012
- Best paper in the operations area for his article, "An Effective Methodology for the Stochastic Project Compression Problem," with G. Mitchell, IIE Transactions, Vol 39, No. 19, October, 2007, pp. 957-969
- Senior Research Fellow, IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin, 1990-present
- UW School of Business Andrew V. Smith Faculty Development Award, 1994
- Editorial board of IIE Transactions and Journal of Manufacturing and Service Operations
- Chairman of Department of Management Science, 1986-1990, & 1994-present
- Co-director of Program in Engineering and Manufacturing Management, 1992-1995
- Co-chairman of 1998 biennial research conference of MSOM section of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences