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Theodore Klastorin

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box: 353226
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.

Theodore Klastorin

Professor Emeritus of Operations Management


PhD University of Texas (1973)
BS Carnegie Mellon University (1969)

Academic Expertise

manufacturing management
operations management
operations research
project management
supply chain management

Current Research

Coordination mechanisms in decentralized supply chains, Resource allocation in uncertain and highly risky projects, Impact of random shocks on production and service systems

Positions Held

At the University of Washington since 1974
Assistant professor at Wake Forest University, 1972-1974

Selected Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. An Effective Methodology for the Stochastic Project Compression Problem
    Journal Article:Klastorin, T., & Mitchell, G., (2007). IIE Transactions, Vol. 39(19), pp. 957-969.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Academic Service

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