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Thomas Sloan


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) 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 88-100.
  • Lewis, D.A., Sloan, T. (2012). Using Video Capture Technology to Enhance Student Performance. Business Education Innovation Journal, 4(2) 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) 1297-1317.
  • Sloan, T. (2011). Green renewal: Incorporating environmental factors in equipment replacement decisions under technological change. Journal of Cleaner Production, 19(2-3) 173-186.
  • Sloan, T., Lewis, D.A. (2011). Vertical Integration: Results From a Cross-Course Student Collaboration. Journal of Education for Business, 86(6) 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) 191-201.
  • Yakovleva, N., Sarkis, J., Sloan, T. (2010). Sustainability indicators for the food supply chain (pp. 297-329). Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry: Life Cycle Assessment and Related Approaches
  • Sloan, T. (2010). Measuring the Sustainability of Global Supply Chains: Current Practices and Future Directions. Journal of Global Business Management, 6(1) 12.
  • Kazaz, B. (Syracuse University), Sloan, T. (2008). Production policies under deteriorating process conditions. IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers), 40(3) 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) 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 (pp. 161-166). Proceedings for the Northeast Region Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI)
  • 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 (55:2 pp. 116; 11.1-11.41). Pumping Station Design
  • Sloan, T. (2007). Safety-cost trade-offs in medical device reuse: A Markov decision process model. Health Care Management Science, 10(1) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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)