Pulichino Tong Business Center staircase
Thomas Sloan
Dr. Thomas SloanAssociate Professor
  • College
    Manning School of Business
  • Department
    Operations and Information Systems
  • Phone
    (978) 934-2857
  • Office
    Pulichino Tong Business Center - 450
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Research Interests

Operations Management, Sustainable Operations, Equipment Maintenance, Production Scheduling

Education

  • Ph D: Management Science, (1998), University of California Berkeley - Berkeley, CA
  • MS: Operations Research, (1994), University of California - Berkeley, CA
  • BBA: Operations Management, (1989), University of Texas - Austin, Texas

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award (2013) - UMass Lowell Operations and Information Systems Department
  • UMass Lowell Student Government Assaciation (2009) - Exceeding Excellence Teaching Award

Selected Publications

  • Sloan, T. () "“A Multi-criteria Decision Approach to Balance Economic, Environmental, and Safety Factors in Cleaning Solvent Choices.”,"
  • Sloan, T., Lewis, D.A. (2014) "Lecture Capture Technology and Student Performance in an Operations Management Course," Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education 12:4 pp. 339-355
  • Kazaz, B. (Syracuse University), Sloan, T. (2013) "The impact of process deterioration on production and maintenance policies," European Journal of Operational Research 227: pp. 88-100
  • Lewis, D.A., Sloan, T. (2012) "Using Video Capture Technology to Enhance Student Performance," Business Education Innovation Journal 4:2 pp. 73
  • Yakovleva, N., Sarkis, J., Sloan, T. (2012) "Sustainable benchmarking of supply chains: The case of the food industry," International Journal of Production Research 50:5 pp. 1297-1317
  • Sloan, T. (2011) "Green renewal: Incorporating environmental factors in equipment replacement decisions under technological change," Journal of Cleaner Production 19:2-3 pp. 173-186
  • Sloan, T., Lewis, D.A. (2011) "Vertical Integration: Results From a Cross-Course Student Collaboration," Journal of Education for Business 86:6 pp. 339-345
  • Sloan, T. (2010) "First, do no harm? A framework for evaluating new versus reprocessed medical devices," Journal of the Operational Research Society 61:2 pp. 191-201
  • Yakovleva, N., Sarkis, J., Sloan, T. (2010) "Sustainability indicators for the food supply chain," Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry: Life Cycle Assessment and Related Approaches pp. 297-329
  • Sloan, T. (2010) "Measuring the Sustainability of Global Supply Chains: Current Practices and Future Directions," Journal of Global Business Management 6:1 pp. 12
  • Kazaz, B. (Syracuse University), Sloan, T. (2008) "Production policies under deteriorating process conditions," IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers) 40:3 pp. 187-205
  • Sloan, T. (2008) "Simultaneous determination of production and maintenance schedules using in-line equipment condition and yield information," Naval Research Logistics 55:2 pp. 116-129
  • Sloan, T., Lewis, D.A. (2008) "Pay to Play: a Report on the use of a Web-Based, Pay-For-use Operations Management Simulation," Proceedings for the Northeast Region Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) pp. 161-166
  • Sloan, T., Garbus, R.O., Angle, T.L., Blanchard, K., Cusworth, R.L., Desai, K., Gottliebson, M., House, D.A., Jackson, J.K., Langteau, R.R., Martin, C., Miller, S.G., Nickel, R., Sloan, L.G., Smith, E.C., Starke, R.E. (2008) "Simultaneous Determination of Production and Maintenance Schedules Using In-Line Equipment Condition and Yield Information," Pumping Station Design 55:2 pp. 116; 11.1-11.41
  • Sloan, T. (2007) "Safety-cost trade-offs in medical device reuse: A Markov decision process model," Health Care Management Science 10:1 pp. 81-93
  • Sloan, T. (2004) "A periodic review production and maintenance model with random demand, deteriorating equipment, and binomial yield," Journal of the Operational Research Society 55:6 pp. 647-656
  • Sloan, T. (2003) "Shop-floor scheduling of semiconductor wafer fabs: Exploring the influence of technology, market, and performance objectives," IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing 16:2 pp. 281-289
  • Sloan, T., Shanthikumar, J.G. (2002) "Using in-line equipment condition and yield information for maintenance scheduling and dispatching in semiconductor wafer fabs," IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers) 34:2 pp. 191-209
  • Sloan, T., Shanthikumar, J.G. (2000) "Combined production and maintenance scheduling for a multiple-product, single-machine production system," Production and Operations Management 9:4 pp. 379-399
  • Nickerson, J.A., Sloan, T. (1999) "Data reduction techniques and hypothesis testing for analysis of benchmarking data," International Journal of Production Research 37:8 pp. 1717-1741

Selected Presentations

  • A Multi-criteria Decision Model to Balance Economic, Environmental, and Safety Factors in Cleaning Solvent Selection - DSI Conference, November 2017 - Washington, DC
  • Increasing Student Engagement in Supply Chain Management Course Using a Web-based App - DSI Conference, November 2017 - Washington, DC
  • Cleaning Solvent Selection using Economic, Environmental, and Safety Factors: A Multi-criteria Model - POMS Conference, May 2016 - Orlando, FL
  • Does Increased Student Engagement Affect Learning Outcomes? Results from a Quantitative Analysis Course - POMS Conference, May 2016 - Orlando, FL
  • Does Lecture Capture Technology Enhance Student Performance? Evidence from a Business Course - DSI Conference, November 2013 - Baltimore, MD
  • Balancing Economic, Environmental, and Safety Factors in Cleaning Solvent Choices using a Multi-criteria Decision Model - DSI Conference, November 2013 - Baltimore, MD
  • How to Balance Cost, Environment, and Safety in Cleaning Solvent Choices: A MCDM Approach - INFORMS Conference, October 2013 - Minneapolis, MN
  • Lecture Capture Technology and Student Performance in an Operations Management Course - INFORMS Conference, October 2013 - Minneapolis, MN

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Pilot Study of the ForClass Application to Enhance Student Engagement in Global Supply Chain Management Course (2015), Grant -
    Sloan, T. (Principal)
  • UML Echo360 Lecture Program (2011), -
    Sloan, T. (Principal)
  • UMass Lowell Echo360 Lighthouse Project Grant (2011), Grant -
    Shea, T. (Principal)