Adriano O. Solis

School of Administrative Studies

Associate Professor
Director, School of Administrative Studies

Office: Atkinson College, 260
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 22239
Emailasolis@yorku.ca

Dr. Adriano Solis teaches and conducts research in the areas of operations/logistics/supply chain management and decision sciences.

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Professor Solis has previously taught undergraduate and graduate courses in business and mathematics programs at the University of the Philippines, the University of Alabama, Oregon State University, Millikin University (Illinois), and the University of Texas at El Paso. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Calabria (Italy), where he has continued to supervise management engineering graduate students in their research work.

His teaching is enhanced by industry experience, including having been Vice President and Division Manager for Professional Products and Systems in the Philippine operations of Philips Electronics, the Netherlands-based multinational company.

His research articles are published in European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Forecasting, Computers & Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Information Systems Management, International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, and other publications.

Area of Specialization

Operations/Logistics/Supply Chain Management; Decision Sciences

Degrees

PhD (Management Science), University of Alabama
MBA, University of the Philippines
Master of Science (Mathematics), University of the Philippines
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), University of the Philippines

Professional Leadership

General Co-Chair, 16th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation [MAS 2017], Barcelona, Spain, 18-20 September 2017.

Member, Board of Directors, ISM—Canada (Canadian affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management), since June 2013.

Program Co-Chair, 15th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation [MAS 2016], Larnaca, Cyprus, 26-28 September 2016.

Program Co-Chair, 14th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation [MAS 2015], Bergeggi, Italy, 21-23 September 2015.

Area Coordinator for Management Science, School of Administrative Studies, York University, July 2013-June 2015.

General Co-Chair, 13th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation [MAS 2014], Bordeaux, France, 10-12 September 2014.

Program Chair, 2013 Summer Computer Simulation Conference [SCSC 2013], Society for Modeling & Simulation International, Toronto, 7-10 July 2013.


Research Interests

Inventory systems modeling, supply chain management, intermittent/lumpy demand forecasting, applied modeling and simulation, IT in operations and supply chain management

Selected Publications

Mukhopadhyay, S., Solis, A.O., and Gutierrez, R.S. (2012) . 'The accuracy of non-traditional versus traditional methods of forecasting lumpy demand', Journal of Forecasting, Vol. 31, No. 8, 721-735.

Solis, A.O., “Aggregate Planning.” In: H. Bidgoli, ed., Handbook of Technology Management, Volume 1, © 2010, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 904-925.

Solis, A.O., and Schmidt, C.P. (2009) . 'Stochastic leadtimes in a one-warehouse, N-retailer inventory system with the warehouse actually carrying stock', International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Vol. 5, No. 4, 337-347.

Gutierrez, R.S., Solis, A.O., and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2008) . 'Lumpy demand forecasting using neural networks', International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 111, No. 2, 409-420.

Solis, A.O., and Schmidt, C.P. (2007) . 'Stochastic leadtimes in a one-warehouse, N-retailer inventory system with the warehouse not carrying stock', European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 181, No. 2, 1004-1013.

Ho, J.C., Solis, A.O., and Chang, Y-L. (2007) . 'An evaluation of lot-sizing heuristics for deteriorating inventory in material requirements planning systems', Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 34, No. 9, 2562-2575.

Selected Publications

Mukhopadhyay, S., Solis, A.O., and Gutierrez, R.S. (2012) . 'The accuracy of non-traditional versus traditional methods of forecasting lumpy demand', Journal of Forecasting, Vol. 31, No. 8, 721-735.

Solis, A.O., “Aggregate Planning.” In: H. Bidgoli, ed., Handbook of Technology Management, Volume 1, © 2010, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 904-925.

Solis, A.O., and Schmidt, C.P. (2009) . 'Stochastic leadtimes in a one-warehouse, N-retailer inventory system with the warehouse actually carrying stock', International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Vol. 5, No. 4, 337-347.

Gutierrez, R.S., Solis, A.O., and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2008) . 'Lumpy demand forecasting using neural networks', International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 111, No. 2, 409-420.

Solis, A.O., and Schmidt, C.P. (2007) . 'Stochastic leadtimes in a one-warehouse, N-retailer inventory system with the warehouse not carrying stock', European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 181, No. 2, 1004-1013.

Ho, J.C., Solis, A.O., and Chang, Y-L. (2007) . 'An evaluation of lot-sizing heuristics for deteriorating inventory in material requirements planning systems', Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 34, No. 9, 2562-2575.

All Publications

Books

Bruzzone, A.G., De Felice, F., Frydman, C., Massei, M., Merkuryev, Y., and Solis, A. (eds.) , Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, Larnaca, Cyprus, September 2016, ©2016 DIME Universitą di Genova [ISBN 978-88-97999-70-6 (paperback), 978-88-97999-78-2 (pdf), Rende (CS), Italy].

Bruzzone, A.G., De Felice, F., Frydman, C., Massei, M., Merkuryev, Y., and Solis, A. (eds.) , Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, Bergeggi, Italy, September 2015, ©2015 DIME Universitą di Genova [ISBN 978-88-97999-50-8 (paperback), 978-88-97999-59-1 (pdf), Rende (CS), Italy].

Bruzzone, A.G., De Felice, F., Massei, M., Merkuryev, Y., Solis, A., and Zacharewicz, G. (eds.) , Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, Bordeaux, France, September 2014, ©2014 DIME Universitą di Genova [ISBN 978-88-97999-34-8 (paperback), 978-88-97999-40-9 (pdf), Rende (CS), Italy].

Abhari, A., Bruzzone, A.G., Kropf, P., Longo, F., and Solis, A.O. (eds.) , Proceedings of the 2013 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, Toronto, Canada, July 2013, ©2013 Curran Associates [ISBN 978-1-62748-276-9, Red Hook, NY, USA].

Book Chapters

Solis, A.O., “Aggregate Planning.” In: H. Bidgoli, ed., Handbook of Technology Management, Volume 1, © 2010, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 904-925.

Mahmood, M.A., Gemoets, L.A., and Solis, A.O., “Supply Chain Management,” In: H. Bidgoli, ed., Encyclopedia of Information Systems, Volume 4, © 2002, Elsevier Science, 315-327.

Journal Articles

Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Nicoletti, L. (2017) . 'An empirical investigation of comparative performance of approximate and exact corrections of the bias in Croston’s method in forecasting lumpy demand', International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, forthcoming.

Nosedal, J., Piera, M.A., Solis, A.O., and Ferrer, C. (2015) . 'An optimization model to fit airspace demand considering a spatio-temporal analysis of airspace capacity', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 61, 11-28.

Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Nicoletti, L., Caruso, P., and Fazzari, E. (2014) . 'A modelling and simulation approach to assessment of a negative binomial approximation in a multi-echelon inventory system', International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Vol. 9, No. 3, 146-156.

Longo, F., Nicoletti L., and Solis, A.O. (2014) . 'Using simulation to investigate the performance of a batch order manufacturing system', International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing, Vol. 1, No. 4, 344-367.

Solis, A.O., Pan, R., Paul, B., and Nicoletti, L. (2013) . 'Analysis of demand-supply interaction and inventory buildup strategies for products with short life cycles', International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Vol. 8, Nos. 2/3, 133-144.

Mukhopadhyay, S., Solis, A.O., and Gutierrez, R.S. (2012) . 'The accuracy of non-traditional versus traditional methods of forecasting lumpy demand', Journal of Forecasting, Vol. 31, No. 8, 721-735.

Solis, A.O., and Schmidt, C.P. (2009) . 'Stochastic leadtimes in a one-warehouse, N-retailer inventory system with the warehouse actually carrying stock', International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Vol. 5, No. 4, 337-347.

Gutierrez, R.S., Solis, A.O., and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2008) . 'Lumpy demand forecasting using neural networks', International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 111, No. 2, 409-420.

Putnam, K., Mayne, F., and Solis, A. (2008) . 'Evaluating management accounting aptitude in prospective new hires', Oil, Gas and Energy Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 3, 657-666.

Solis, A.O., and Schmidt, C.P. (2007) . 'Stochastic leadtimes in a one-warehouse, N-retailer inventory system with the warehouse not carrying stock', European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 181, No. 2, 1004-1013.

Ho, J.C., Solis, A.O., and Chang, Y-L. (2007) . 'An evaluation of lot-sizing heuristics for deteriorating inventory in material requirements planning systems', Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 34, No. 9, 2562-2575.

Solis, A.O., Putnam, K.B., Gemoets, L.A., Almonte, D., and Montoya, T.H. (2006) . 'From remote hosting to self-hosting of an ERP system: lessons learned from the City of El Paso', Information Systems Management, Vol. 23, No. 3, 88-101.

Ho, J.C., Chang, Y-L., and Solis, A.O. (2006) . 'Two modifications of the least cost per period heuristic for dynamic lot-sizing', Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 57, No. 8, 1005-1013.

Bagchi, K.K., Solis, A.O., and Udo, G.J. (2005) . 'The global diffusion of internet attack incidents: analysis of a bad innovation', International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, Vol. 3, No. 4, 323-344.

Bagchi, K.K., Solis, A.O., and Gemoets, L.A. (2003) . 'An empirical study on telecommunication product adoption in Latin America and the Caribbean', Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, Vol. 15, No. 3, 1-17.

Conference Proceedings

Asgary, A., Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Nosedal, J., Curinga, M.C., and Alessio, L.E., "An Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation Tool for Estimation of Forced Population Displacement Flows in Iraq," Proceedings of the 6th International Defense and Homeland Security Simulation Workshop, Larnaca, Cyprus, September 2016, 75-81.

Asgary, A., Nosedal, J., Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Alessio, L.E., and Curinga, M.C., "Simulating the Impacts of Airport Closures on Airline Route Networks," Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Harbor, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation, Larnaca, Cyprus, September 2016, 86-92.

Longo, F., Nicoletti, L., Padovano, A., Solis, A., and Monzon, A., "An Intelligent, Interactive and Interoperable Platform for the 21st Century Museums," Proceedings of the 28th European Modeling & Simulation Symposium, Larnaca, Cyprus, September 2016, 348-354.

Solis, A.O., "Better Statistical Forecast Accuracy Does Not Always Lead to Better Inventory Control Efficiency: the Case of Lumpy Demand," Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Bergeggi, Italy, September 2015, 211-217.

Calogero, A., Longo, F., Nicoletti, L., Massei, M., and Solis, A., “Lean Management Practices to Improve Performances in Operating Rooms,” Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care, Bergeggi, Italy, September 2015, 78-89.

Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Mukhopadhyay, S., Nicoletti, L., and Brasacchio, V., "Approximate and Exact Corrections of the Bias in Croston's Method when Forecasting Lumpy Demand: Empirical Evaluation," Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Bordeaux, France, September 2014, 205-214.

Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Nicoletti, L., and Yemialyanava, A., “Applying Modeling and Simulation to Evaluate Statistical Accuracy and Inventory Control Performance of Lumpy Demand Forecasting Methods,” Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Athens, Greece, September 2013, 212-220.

Longo, F., Nicoletti, L., Chiurco, A., Solis, A., and Spadafora, F., “Drivers and Parkers Training in Car Terminals,” Proceedings of the 25th European Modeling & Simulation Symposium, Athens, Greece, September 2013, 704-712.

Bruzzone, A.G., Massei, M., Solis, A.O., Poggi, S., Bartolucci, C., and D’Agostino Capponi, L., “Serious Games as Enablers for Training and Education on Operations on Ships and Off-Shore Platforms,” Proceedings of the 2013 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, 2013 Summer Simulation Multi-Conference (SummerSim’13), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 2013, 312-319.

Longo, F., Nicoletti, L., Chiurco, A., Solis, A., Massei, M., and Diaz, R., “Investigating the Behavior of a Shop Order Manufacturing System by Using Simulation,” Proceedings of the Symposium on Emerging M&S Applications in Industry and Academia, 2013 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (SpringSim’13), San Diego, California, U.S.A., April 2013, 47-54.

Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Caruso, P., and Fazzari, E., “Modeling and Simulation of a One-Warehouse, N-Retailer Inventory System: Reassessing a Negative Binomial Approximation,” Proceedings of the 24th European Modeling & Simulation Symposium, Vienna, Austria, September 2012, 610-615.

Solis, A.O., Nicoletti, L., Mukhopadhyay, S., Agosteo, L., Delfino, A., and Sartiano, M., “Intermittent Demand Forecasting and Stock Control: An Empirical Study,” Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Vienna, Austria, September 2012, 367-374.

Pan, R., Solis, A.O., and Paul, B., “Demand-Supply Interaction and Inventory Buildup Strategies for Short Life Cycle Products,” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Rome, Italy, September 2011, 314-321.

Solis, A.O., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Gutierrez, R.S., “Inventory Control Performance of Various Forecasting Methods When Demand Is Lumpy,” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Fes, Morocco, October 2010, 1-10 [given the Award for the Best Paper of the conference].

Mukhopadhyay, S., Solis, A.O., and Gutierrez, R.S., “Lumpy Demand Forecasting Techniques: A Comparative Study,” Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute International Conference 2009, Nancy, France, June 2009, 1099-1113.

Mukhopadhyay, S., Solis, A.O., and Gutierrez, R.S., “Accuracy of Lumpy Demand Forecasting Methods and their Impact on Inventory Levels,” Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A., November 2009, 2251-2256.

Mukhopadhyay, S., Solis, A.O., and Gutierrez, R.S., “A Comparison of Four Methods for Forecasting Lumpy Demand,” Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., November 2008, 4651-4656.

Solis, A.O., and Schmidt, C.P. “Stochastic Leadtimes in a One-Warehouse, N-Retailer Inventory System with the Warehouse Carrying Stock,” Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Campora San Giovanni, Amantea, Italy, September 2008, 13-22.

Mukhopadhyay, S., and Solis, A.O., “On the Effectiveness of a Proposed Linear Programming Masking Algorithm for Pattern Classification,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Quantitative Methods, Operations and Information Technology, Hyderabad, India, October 2008 (RS.11, 1-8).

Solis, A.O., Schmidt, C.P., and Conerly, M.D., “On the Effectiveness of the Negative Binomial Approximation in a Multi-Echelon Inventory Model: A Mathematical Analysis,” Proceedings of the International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, Corfu, Greece, September 2007, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings Vol. 936, 531-534.

Mahmood, M.A., Solis, A.O., Gemoets, L.A., and Hall, L.L., “On the Impact of E-Commerce Technologies in Supply Chain Management,” Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., November 2006, 28611-28616.

Mukhopadhyay, S., Gutierrez, R.S., and Solis, A.O., “Analysis and Forecasting of Lumpy Demand: Alternative Approaches,” Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., November 2006, 25591-25596.

Mahmood, M.A., Solis, A.O., Gemoets, L.A., and Hall, L.L., “An E-Enabled Supply Chain Management Success Model Including the Service Quality Dimension: An Empirical Investigation,” Proceedings of the Twelfth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Acapulco, Mexico, August 2006, 201-207.

Solis, A.O., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Gutierrez, R.S., ”Factors Indicative of Relative Performance of Methods for Lumpy Demand Forecasting,” Proceedings of the Western Decision Sciences Institute Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, Hawaii, U.S.A., April 2006, 582-584.

Solis, A.O., Putnam, K.B., Almonte, D., Montoya, T.H., and Gemoets, L.A., “The City of El Paso’s Switch from ASP Hosting to Self Hosting of Its Enterprise Resource Planning System,” Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., November 2005, 18101-18106.

Mahmood, M.A., Solis, A.O., Gemoets, L.A., Hall, L.L., and Hebbal, V.P., “A Preliminary Assessment of the Impact of E-Commerce Technologies in Supply Chain Management,” Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., November 2005, 16251-16256.

Solis, A.O., Putnam, K.B., Almonte, D., and Gemoets, L.A., “Enterprise Resource Planning and Activity Based Costing in a Local Government Setting: The El Paso, Texas Case,” Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., November 2004, 7301-7306.

Ho, J.C., Solis, A.O., and Chang, Y-L., “Effects of Deteriorating Inventory on Lot-Sizing: A Comparative Analysis of Heuristics for MRP Systems,” Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., November 2004, 1811-1816.

Gutierrez, R.S., Solis, A.O., and Bendore, N.R., “Lumpy Demand Characterization and Forecasting Performance: An Exploratory Case Study,” Proceedings of the Western Decision Sciences Institute Thirty-Third Annual Meeting, Isla Navidad, Manzanillo, Mexico, April 2004, 371-373 [Best Paper, Management Science and Quantitative Methods Track].

Ho, J.C., Chang, Y-L., and Solis, A.O., “Efficient Lot-sizing Procedures for Material Requirements Planning Systems,” Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Washington, DC, U.S.A., November 2003.

Bagchi, K.K., Solis, A.O., and Gemoets, L.A., “Telephone and Cell Phone Adoptions in Latin American and Caribbean Nations,” Proceedings of the 9th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A., August 2003, 1221-1228.

Bagchi, K.K., Udo, G.J., and Solis, A.O., “The Global Diffusion of Internet Attack Incidents: Some Observations,” Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Global Information Technology Management World Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 2003, 216-219.

Mahmood, M.A., Solis, A.O., Gemoets, L.A., Hall, L., and Prabhu, S., “The Role of E-Commerce Technologies in Supply Chain Management: An El Paso/Juarez Maquiladoras Study,” Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Washington, DC, U.S.A., November 2003.

Solis, A.O., Gemoets, L.A., Putnam, K.B., and Almonte, D., “Using an Application Service Provider for ERP System Hosting: The City of El Paso Experience,” Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, California, U.S.A., November 2002, 747-752.

Mahmood, M.A., Solis, A.O., and Gemoets, L.A., “Reengineering Supply Chain Management: An E-Commerce Approach,” Issues and Trends of IT Management in Contemporary Organizations, 2002 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., May 2002, 348-350.

Solis, A.O., Putnam, K.B., Gemoets, L.A., and Almonte, D., “Implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning System for the City of El Paso,” Issues and Trends of IT Management in Contemporary Organizations, 2002 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., May 2002, 1112-1113.

Solis, A.O., and Schmidt, C.P., “Computing Difficulties in a Multi-Echelon Inventory Model—Or a Compelling Case for an Approximation in Such a Model,” Proceedings of the Thirty Second Annual Meeting of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, U.S.A., February 2002, 245-247.

Solis, A.O., “Stochastic Leadtimes in a Multi-Echelon Inventory Model Where the Central Warehouse Actually Carries Stock,” Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A., November 1999, 925-928.

Solis, A.O., “Stochastic Leadtimes in a Multi-Echelon Inventory Model Where the Central Warehouse Does Not Carry Stock,” Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A., April 1999, 103-107 [Best Paper of the conference].

Solis, A.O., “On the Depot Effect in a Multi-Echelon Inventory Model with Fixed Replenishment Intervals,” Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Decision Sciences Institute, Reno, Nevada, U.S.A., April 1998, 537-540.

Conference Papers

Asgary, A., Solis, A.O., Nosedal, J., and Rezvani, H., "Simulating Population Displacement for Humanitarian Response," 8th International Information & Research for Reconstruction Conference (i-Rec 2017), Toronto, Canada, June 2017.

Solis, A.O., and Mukhopadhyay, S., “A Proposed Linear Programming Masking Algorithm for Pattern Classification: Application to Health Databases,” International Conference on Operations Research (OR 2011), Zurich, Switzerland, August 2011.

Solis, A.O., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Gutierrez, R.S., “Traditional and Non-Traditional Methods of Forecasting Lumpy Demand: Inventory Control Implications” (Invited paper presentation), 24th European Conference on Operational Research, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2010.

Pan, R., and Solis, A.O., “Collaborative Teaching and Collaborative Learning of Supply Chain Management for Engineering and Business Students,” The Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning, The University of Texas at El Paso, U.S.A., March 2005.

Solis, A.O., and Fields, J.C., “‘Source Paso del Norte’: Can an Internet-Enabled Sourcing Program Work?,” 2002 Annual Meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., April 2002.

Research Reports

Solis, A.O., Foster, C., Putnam, K.B., Ibarreche, S., and Zlatkovich, C.P., “Professional Status of Hispanics in Purchasing/Supply Management in Corporate America,” submitted to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility, September 2002.

Zlatkovich, C.P., Solis, A.O., Putnam, K.B., and Ibarreche, S., “Opportunity and Reality: Enhancing the Future of Hispanic-Owned Businesses,” submitted to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility, August 2002.

Public Lectures

"Forecasting Lumpy Demand: Statistical Accuracy and Inventory Control Performance," 8. Wissenschaftliches Symposium Supply Management (8th Scientific Symposium on Supply Management), Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V. (BME) – the German Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics – in Würzburg, Germany, 03 March 2015 [invited expert presentation].

“Evaluation of Inventory Control Performance of Methods for Forecasting Lumpy Demand,” Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Gestionale (Department of Mechanical and Management Engineering), Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy, 13 July 2011 [invited lecture].

“Application of Optimization Techniques to Aggregate Operations Planning,” Scuola di Dottorato Pitagora, Facoltą di Ingegneria, Universitą della Calabria (Pythagoras Doctoral School, Faculty of Engineering, University of Calabria), Rende, Italy, November 2011 [15-hour seminar].

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/ADMS4333 3.0  Supply Chain Management LECT  


Dr. Adriano Solis teaches and conducts research in the areas of operations/logistics/supply chain management and decision sciences.


Professor Solis has previously taught undergraduate and graduate courses in business and mathematics programs at the University of the Philippines, the University of Alabama, Oregon State University, Millikin University (Illinois), and the University of Texas at El Paso. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Calabria (Italy), where he has continued to supervise management engineering graduate students in their research work.

His teaching is enhanced by industry experience, including having been Vice President and Division Manager for Professional Products and Systems in the Philippine operations of Philips Electronics, the Netherlands-based multinational company.

His research articles are published in European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Forecasting, Computers & Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Information Systems Management, International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, and other publications.

Area of Specialization

Operations/Logistics/Supply Chain Management; Decision Sciences

Degrees

PhD (Management Science), University of Alabama
MBA, University of the Philippines
Master of Science (Mathematics), University of the Philippines
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), University of the Philippines

Professional Leadership

General Co-Chair, 16th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation [MAS 2017], Barcelona, Spain, 18-20 September 2017.

Member, Board of Directors, ISM—Canada (Canadian affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management), since June 2013.

Program Co-Chair, 15th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation [MAS 2016], Larnaca, Cyprus, 26-28 September 2016.

Program Co-Chair, 14th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation [MAS 2015], Bergeggi, Italy, 21-23 September 2015.

Area Coordinator for Management Science, School of Administrative Studies, York University, July 2013-June 2015.

General Co-Chair, 13th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation [MAS 2014], Bordeaux, France, 10-12 September 2014.

Program Chair, 2013 Summer Computer Simulation Conference [SCSC 2013], Society for Modeling & Simulation International, Toronto, 7-10 July 2013.

Research Interests:

Inventory systems modeling, supply chain management, intermittent/lumpy demand forecasting, applied modeling and simulation, IT in operations and supply chain management

All Publications

Books

Bruzzone, A.G., De Felice, F., Frydman, C., Massei, M., Merkuryev, Y., and Solis, A. (eds.) , Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, Larnaca, Cyprus, September 2016, ©2016 DIME Universitą di Genova [ISBN 978-88-97999-70-6 (paperback), 978-88-97999-78-2 (pdf), Rende (CS), Italy].

Bruzzone, A.G., De Felice, F., Frydman, C., Massei, M., Merkuryev, Y., and Solis, A. (eds.) , Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, Bergeggi, Italy, September 2015, ©2015 DIME Universitą di Genova [ISBN 978-88-97999-50-8 (paperback), 978-88-97999-59-1 (pdf), Rende (CS), Italy].

Bruzzone, A.G., De Felice, F., Massei, M., Merkuryev, Y., Solis, A., and Zacharewicz, G. (eds.) , Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, Bordeaux, France, September 2014, ©2014 DIME Universitą di Genova [ISBN 978-88-97999-34-8 (paperback), 978-88-97999-40-9 (pdf), Rende (CS), Italy].

Abhari, A., Bruzzone, A.G., Kropf, P., Longo, F., and Solis, A.O. (eds.) , Proceedings of the 2013 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, Toronto, Canada, July 2013, ©2013 Curran Associates [ISBN 978-1-62748-276-9, Red Hook, NY, USA].

Book Chapters

Solis, A.O., “Aggregate Planning.” In: H. Bidgoli, ed., Handbook of Technology Management, Volume 1, © 2010, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 904-925.

Mahmood, M.A., Gemoets, L.A., and Solis, A.O., “Supply Chain Management,” In: H. Bidgoli, ed., Encyclopedia of Information Systems, Volume 4, © 2002, Elsevier Science, 315-327.

Journal Articles

Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Nicoletti, L. (2017) . 'An empirical investigation of comparative performance of approximate and exact corrections of the bias in Croston’s method in forecasting lumpy demand', International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, forthcoming.

Nosedal, J., Piera, M.A., Solis, A.O., and Ferrer, C. (2015) . 'An optimization model to fit airspace demand considering a spatio-temporal analysis of airspace capacity', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Vol. 61, 11-28.

Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Nicoletti, L., Caruso, P., and Fazzari, E. (2014) . 'A modelling and simulation approach to assessment of a negative binomial approximation in a multi-echelon inventory system', International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Vol. 9, No. 3, 146-156.

Longo, F., Nicoletti L., and Solis, A.O. (2014) . 'Using simulation to investigate the performance of a batch order manufacturing system', International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing, Vol. 1, No. 4, 344-367.

Solis, A.O., Pan, R., Paul, B., and Nicoletti, L. (2013) . 'Analysis of demand-supply interaction and inventory buildup strategies for products with short life cycles', International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Vol. 8, Nos. 2/3, 133-144.

Mukhopadhyay, S., Solis, A.O., and Gutierrez, R.S. (2012) . 'The accuracy of non-traditional versus traditional methods of forecasting lumpy demand', Journal of Forecasting, Vol. 31, No. 8, 721-735.

Solis, A.O., and Schmidt, C.P. (2009) . 'Stochastic leadtimes in a one-warehouse, N-retailer inventory system with the warehouse actually carrying stock', International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Vol. 5, No. 4, 337-347.

Gutierrez, R.S., Solis, A.O., and Mukhopadhyay, S. (2008) . 'Lumpy demand forecasting using neural networks', International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 111, No. 2, 409-420.

Putnam, K., Mayne, F., and Solis, A. (2008) . 'Evaluating management accounting aptitude in prospective new hires', Oil, Gas and Energy Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 3, 657-666.

Solis, A.O., and Schmidt, C.P. (2007) . 'Stochastic leadtimes in a one-warehouse, N-retailer inventory system with the warehouse not carrying stock', European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 181, No. 2, 1004-1013.

Ho, J.C., Solis, A.O., and Chang, Y-L. (2007) . 'An evaluation of lot-sizing heuristics for deteriorating inventory in material requirements planning systems', Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 34, No. 9, 2562-2575.

Solis, A.O., Putnam, K.B., Gemoets, L.A., Almonte, D., and Montoya, T.H. (2006) . 'From remote hosting to self-hosting of an ERP system: lessons learned from the City of El Paso', Information Systems Management, Vol. 23, No. 3, 88-101.

Ho, J.C., Chang, Y-L., and Solis, A.O. (2006) . 'Two modifications of the least cost per period heuristic for dynamic lot-sizing', Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 57, No. 8, 1005-1013.

Bagchi, K.K., Solis, A.O., and Udo, G.J. (2005) . 'The global diffusion of internet attack incidents: analysis of a bad innovation', International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, Vol. 3, No. 4, 323-344.

Bagchi, K.K., Solis, A.O., and Gemoets, L.A. (2003) . 'An empirical study on telecommunication product adoption in Latin America and the Caribbean', Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, Vol. 15, No. 3, 1-17.

Conference Proceedings

Asgary, A., Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Nosedal, J., Curinga, M.C., and Alessio, L.E., "An Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation Tool for Estimation of Forced Population Displacement Flows in Iraq," Proceedings of the 6th International Defense and Homeland Security Simulation Workshop, Larnaca, Cyprus, September 2016, 75-81.

Asgary, A., Nosedal, J., Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Alessio, L.E., and Curinga, M.C., "Simulating the Impacts of Airport Closures on Airline Route Networks," Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Harbor, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics Modelling and Simulation, Larnaca, Cyprus, September 2016, 86-92.

Longo, F., Nicoletti, L., Padovano, A., Solis, A., and Monzon, A., "An Intelligent, Interactive and Interoperable Platform for the 21st Century Museums," Proceedings of the 28th European Modeling & Simulation Symposium, Larnaca, Cyprus, September 2016, 348-354.

Solis, A.O., "Better Statistical Forecast Accuracy Does Not Always Lead to Better Inventory Control Efficiency: the Case of Lumpy Demand," Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Bergeggi, Italy, September 2015, 211-217.

Calogero, A., Longo, F., Nicoletti, L., Massei, M., and Solis, A., “Lean Management Practices to Improve Performances in Operating Rooms,” Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care, Bergeggi, Italy, September 2015, 78-89.

Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Mukhopadhyay, S., Nicoletti, L., and Brasacchio, V., "Approximate and Exact Corrections of the Bias in Croston's Method when Forecasting Lumpy Demand: Empirical Evaluation," Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Bordeaux, France, September 2014, 205-214.

Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Nicoletti, L., and Yemialyanava, A., “Applying Modeling and Simulation to Evaluate Statistical Accuracy and Inventory Control Performance of Lumpy Demand Forecasting Methods,” Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Athens, Greece, September 2013, 212-220.

Longo, F., Nicoletti, L., Chiurco, A., Solis, A., and Spadafora, F., “Drivers and Parkers Training in Car Terminals,” Proceedings of the 25th European Modeling & Simulation Symposium, Athens, Greece, September 2013, 704-712.

Bruzzone, A.G., Massei, M., Solis, A.O., Poggi, S., Bartolucci, C., and D’Agostino Capponi, L., “Serious Games as Enablers for Training and Education on Operations on Ships and Off-Shore Platforms,” Proceedings of the 2013 Summer Computer Simulation Conference, 2013 Summer Simulation Multi-Conference (SummerSim’13), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 2013, 312-319.

Longo, F., Nicoletti, L., Chiurco, A., Solis, A., Massei, M., and Diaz, R., “Investigating the Behavior of a Shop Order Manufacturing System by Using Simulation,” Proceedings of the Symposium on Emerging M&S Applications in Industry and Academia, 2013 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference (SpringSim’13), San Diego, California, U.S.A., April 2013, 47-54.

Solis, A.O., Longo, F., Caruso, P., and Fazzari, E., “Modeling and Simulation of a One-Warehouse, N-Retailer Inventory System: Reassessing a Negative Binomial Approximation,” Proceedings of the 24th European Modeling & Simulation Symposium, Vienna, Austria, September 2012, 610-615.

Solis, A.O., Nicoletti, L., Mukhopadhyay, S., Agosteo, L., Delfino, A., and Sartiano, M., “Intermittent Demand Forecasting and Stock Control: An Empirical Study,” Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Vienna, Austria, September 2012, 367-374.

Pan, R., Solis, A.O., and Paul, B., “Demand-Supply Interaction and Inventory Buildup Strategies for Short Life Cycle Products,” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Rome, Italy, September 2011, 314-321.

Solis, A.O., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Gutierrez, R.S., “Inventory Control Performance of Various Forecasting Methods When Demand Is Lumpy,” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Fes, Morocco, October 2010, 1-10 [given the Award for the Best Paper of the conference].

Mukhopadhyay, S., Solis, A.O., and Gutierrez, R.S., “Lumpy Demand Forecasting Techniques: A Comparative Study,” Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute International Conference 2009, Nancy, France, June 2009, 1099-1113.

Mukhopadhyay, S., Solis, A.O., and Gutierrez, R.S., “Accuracy of Lumpy Demand Forecasting Methods and their Impact on Inventory Levels,” Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A., November 2009, 2251-2256.

Mukhopadhyay, S., Solis, A.O., and Gutierrez, R.S., “A Comparison of Four Methods for Forecasting Lumpy Demand,” Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., November 2008, 4651-4656.

Solis, A.O., and Schmidt, C.P. “Stochastic Leadtimes in a One-Warehouse, N-Retailer Inventory System with the Warehouse Carrying Stock,” Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Modeling & Applied Simulation, Campora San Giovanni, Amantea, Italy, September 2008, 13-22.

Mukhopadhyay, S., and Solis, A.O., “On the Effectiveness of a Proposed Linear Programming Masking Algorithm for Pattern Classification,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Quantitative Methods, Operations and Information Technology, Hyderabad, India, October 2008 (RS.11, 1-8).

Solis, A.O., Schmidt, C.P., and Conerly, M.D., “On the Effectiveness of the Negative Binomial Approximation in a Multi-Echelon Inventory Model: A Mathematical Analysis,” Proceedings of the International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, Corfu, Greece, September 2007, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings Vol. 936, 531-534.

Mahmood, M.A., Solis, A.O., Gemoets, L.A., and Hall, L.L., “On the Impact of E-Commerce Technologies in Supply Chain Management,” Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., November 2006, 28611-28616.

Mukhopadhyay, S., Gutierrez, R.S., and Solis, A.O., “Analysis and Forecasting of Lumpy Demand: Alternative Approaches,” Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A., November 2006, 25591-25596.

Mahmood, M.A., Solis, A.O., Gemoets, L.A., and Hall, L.L., “An E-Enabled Supply Chain Management Success Model Including the Service Quality Dimension: An Empirical Investigation,” Proceedings of the Twelfth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Acapulco, Mexico, August 2006, 201-207.

Solis, A.O., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Gutierrez, R.S., ”Factors Indicative of Relative Performance of Methods for Lumpy Demand Forecasting,” Proceedings of the Western Decision Sciences Institute Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, Hawaii, U.S.A., April 2006, 582-584.

Solis, A.O., Putnam, K.B., Almonte, D., Montoya, T.H., and Gemoets, L.A., “The City of El Paso’s Switch from ASP Hosting to Self Hosting of Its Enterprise Resource Planning System,” Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., November 2005, 18101-18106.

Mahmood, M.A., Solis, A.O., Gemoets, L.A., Hall, L.L., and Hebbal, V.P., “A Preliminary Assessment of the Impact of E-Commerce Technologies in Supply Chain Management,” Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., November 2005, 16251-16256.

Solis, A.O., Putnam, K.B., Almonte, D., and Gemoets, L.A., “Enterprise Resource Planning and Activity Based Costing in a Local Government Setting: The El Paso, Texas Case,” Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., November 2004, 7301-7306.

Ho, J.C., Solis, A.O., and Chang, Y-L., “Effects of Deteriorating Inventory on Lot-Sizing: A Comparative Analysis of Heuristics for MRP Systems,” Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., November 2004, 1811-1816.

Gutierrez, R.S., Solis, A.O., and Bendore, N.R., “Lumpy Demand Characterization and Forecasting Performance: An Exploratory Case Study,” Proceedings of the Western Decision Sciences Institute Thirty-Third Annual Meeting, Isla Navidad, Manzanillo, Mexico, April 2004, 371-373 [Best Paper, Management Science and Quantitative Methods Track].

Ho, J.C., Chang, Y-L., and Solis, A.O., “Efficient Lot-sizing Procedures for Material Requirements Planning Systems,” Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Washington, DC, U.S.A., November 2003.

Bagchi, K.K., Solis, A.O., and Gemoets, L.A., “Telephone and Cell Phone Adoptions in Latin American and Caribbean Nations,” Proceedings of the 9th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A., August 2003, 1221-1228.

Bagchi, K.K., Udo, G.J., and Solis, A.O., “The Global Diffusion of Internet Attack Incidents: Some Observations,” Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Global Information Technology Management World Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 2003, 216-219.

Mahmood, M.A., Solis, A.O., Gemoets, L.A., Hall, L., and Prabhu, S., “The Role of E-Commerce Technologies in Supply Chain Management: An El Paso/Juarez Maquiladoras Study,” Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Washington, DC, U.S.A., November 2003.

Solis, A.O., Gemoets, L.A., Putnam, K.B., and Almonte, D., “Using an Application Service Provider for ERP System Hosting: The City of El Paso Experience,” Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, California, U.S.A., November 2002, 747-752.

Mahmood, M.A., Solis, A.O., and Gemoets, L.A., “Reengineering Supply Chain Management: An E-Commerce Approach,” Issues and Trends of IT Management in Contemporary Organizations, 2002 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., May 2002, 348-350.

Solis, A.O., Putnam, K.B., Gemoets, L.A., and Almonte, D., “Implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning System for the City of El Paso,” Issues and Trends of IT Management in Contemporary Organizations, 2002 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., May 2002, 1112-1113.

Solis, A.O., and Schmidt, C.P., “Computing Difficulties in a Multi-Echelon Inventory Model—Or a Compelling Case for an Approximation in Such a Model,” Proceedings of the Thirty Second Annual Meeting of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, U.S.A., February 2002, 245-247.

Solis, A.O., “Stochastic Leadtimes in a Multi-Echelon Inventory Model Where the Central Warehouse Actually Carries Stock,” Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A., November 1999, 925-928.

Solis, A.O., “Stochastic Leadtimes in a Multi-Echelon Inventory Model Where the Central Warehouse Does Not Carry Stock,” Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A., April 1999, 103-107 [Best Paper of the conference].

Solis, A.O., “On the Depot Effect in a Multi-Echelon Inventory Model with Fixed Replenishment Intervals,” Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Western Decision Sciences Institute, Reno, Nevada, U.S.A., April 1998, 537-540.

Conference Papers

Asgary, A., Solis, A.O., Nosedal, J., and Rezvani, H., "Simulating Population Displacement for Humanitarian Response," 8th International Information & Research for Reconstruction Conference (i-Rec 2017), Toronto, Canada, June 2017.

Solis, A.O., and Mukhopadhyay, S., “A Proposed Linear Programming Masking Algorithm for Pattern Classification: Application to Health Databases,” International Conference on Operations Research (OR 2011), Zurich, Switzerland, August 2011.

Solis, A.O., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Gutierrez, R.S., “Traditional and Non-Traditional Methods of Forecasting Lumpy Demand: Inventory Control Implications” (Invited paper presentation), 24th European Conference on Operational Research, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2010.

Pan, R., and Solis, A.O., “Collaborative Teaching and Collaborative Learning of Supply Chain Management for Engineering and Business Students,” The Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning, The University of Texas at El Paso, U.S.A., March 2005.

Solis, A.O., and Fields, J.C., “‘Source Paso del Norte’: Can an Internet-Enabled Sourcing Program Work?,” 2002 Annual Meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., April 2002.

Research Reports

Solis, A.O., Foster, C., Putnam, K.B., Ibarreche, S., and Zlatkovich, C.P., “Professional Status of Hispanics in Purchasing/Supply Management in Corporate America,” submitted to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility, September 2002.

Zlatkovich, C.P., Solis, A.O., Putnam, K.B., and Ibarreche, S., “Opportunity and Reality: Enhancing the Future of Hispanic-Owned Businesses,” submitted to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility, August 2002.

Public Lectures

"Forecasting Lumpy Demand: Statistical Accuracy and Inventory Control Performance," 8. Wissenschaftliches Symposium Supply Management (8th Scientific Symposium on Supply Management), Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik e.V. (BME) – the German Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics – in Würzburg, Germany, 03 March 2015 [invited expert presentation].

“Evaluation of Inventory Control Performance of Methods for Forecasting Lumpy Demand,” Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Gestionale (Department of Mechanical and Management Engineering), Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy, 13 July 2011 [invited lecture].

“Application of Optimization Techniques to Aggregate Operations Planning,” Scuola di Dottorato Pitagora, Facoltą di Ingegneria, Universitą della Calabria (Pythagoras Doctoral School, Faculty of Engineering, University of Calabria), Rende, Italy, November 2011 [15-hour seminar].


Teaching:

Current Courses

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Fall 2017 AP/ADMS4333 3.0  Supply Chain Management LECT