John Fowler

BA 422
Department of Supply Chain Management
Motorola Professor of International Business
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4706
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4706
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4706

Biography

 

 

Education

  • PhD  Texas A&M University, 1990
  • MS  Texas A&M University, 1986
  • BS  Texas A&M University, 1982

Research Interests

  • Deterministic Scheduling
  • Discrete Event Simulation Methodology
  • Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing Systems
  • Operations Research in Health Care
  • Manufacturing Applications of Operations Research and Discrete Event Simulation

 

Publications

  • John Fowler, Pornsarun Wirojanagud, Esma Gel. Heuristics for Workforce Planning with Worker Differences. European Journal of Operational Research (2008).
  • Brett Duarte, John Fowler, Kraig Knutson, Esma Gel, Dan Shunk. A Compact Abstraction of Manufacturing Nodes in a Supply Network. International Journal of Simulation and Process Modellin (2007).
  • Cem Vardar, Esma Gel, John Fowler. A Framework for Evaluating Remote Diagnostics Investment Decisions for Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers. European Journal of Operational Research (2007).
  • L Perry, D Montgomery, John Fowler. A Partition Experimental Design for a Sequential Process with a Large Number of Variables. Quality and Reliability Engineering International (2007).
  • L. Manch, R. Schabacker, D. Pabst, John Fowler. Genetic Algorithm-Based Subproblem Solution Procedures for a Modified Shifting Bottleneck Heuristic for Complex Job Shops. European Journal of Operational Research (2007).
  • P Wirojanagud, E Gel, John Fowler, R Cardy. Modeling Inherent Worker Differences for Workforce Planning. International Journal of Production Research (2007).
  • Pornsarun Wirojanagud, Esma Gel, John Fowler, Robert Cardy. Modeling Inherent Worker Differences for Workforce Planning. International Journal of Production Research (2007).
  • Bekki, Jennifer, Fowler, John, Mackulak, Gerald, Nelson, B. Using Quantiles in Ranking and Selection Procedures. (2007).
  • Habla, C., Manch, L., Pfund, Michele, Fowler, John. A Decomposition Heuristic for Planning and Scheduling of Jobs on Unrelated Parallel Machines. (2007).
  • Huschka, T., Denton, B., Gul, S., Fowler, John. Bi-Criteria Evaluation of an Outpatient Procedure Center via Simulation. (2007).
  • Laub, J., Fowler, John, Keha, Ahmet. Minimizing Makespan with Multiple Orders per Job in Mixed Flowshops. (2007).
  • Marquis, J., Fowler, John, Gel, Esma, Korhonen, P., Wallenius, J. Interactive Evolutionary Multicriteria Scheduling. (2007).
  • Bosun Kim, Esma Gel, John Fowler, William Carlyle, Jykri Wallenius. Evaluation of Nondominated Solution Sets for K-Objective Optimization Problems: An Exact Method and Approximations. European Journal of Operational Research (2006).
  • C Chong, P Lendermann, B Gan, B Duarte, John Fowler, T Callarman. Development and Analysis of a Customer Demand Driven Semiconductor Supply Chain Model using High Level Architecture (HLA). International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling (2006).
  • D. Delp, J. Si, John Fowler. The Development of the Complete X-Factor Contribution Measurement for Improving Cycle Time and Cycle Time Variability. IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing (2006).
  • J. Gupta, R. Ruiz, John Fowler, S. Mason. Operational Planning and Control of Semiconductor Wafer Production. Production Planning and Control (2006).
  • J. Stray, John Fowler, W. Carlyle, A. Rastogi. Enterprise-Wide Strategic and Logistics Planning for Semiconductor Manufacturing. IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing (2006).
  • Y Park, Douglas Montgomery, John Fowler, Connie Borror. Cost-Constrained G-Efficient Response Surface Designs for Cuboidal Regions. Quality and Reliability Engineering International (2006).
  • Fowler, John (Author) ,Moench, L. (Author) ,Rose, O. (Author) . Scheduling and Simulation. Handbook of Production Scheduling (2006).
  • Pfund, Michele,Mason, S. J.,Fowler, John. Semiconductor Manufacturing Scheduling and Dispatching. Handbook of Scheduling (2006).
  • Bekki, J, Mackulak, G, Fowler, John. Indirect Cycle-Time Quantile Estimation for Non-FIFO Dispatching Policies. (2006).
  • Chen, Y., Fowler, John, Wu, Tong, Ambrose, E., Hargaden, Vincent. An Adaptive Distributed Simulation Framework for a Server Fulfillment Supply Chain. (2006).
  • Lin, Y., Pfund, M., Fowler, John, Montgomery, Douglas. Classification of Parallel Machine Environments under Various Correlation Structures. (2006).
  • Parmar, D., Wu, T., Fowler, John, Callarman, T., Hargaden, V. An Integrated Framework for Responsive Supply Chain Management. (2006).
  • Wu, T., Fowler, John, Callarman, T., Moorehead, A. Multi-stage DEA as a Measurement of Progress in Environmentally Benign Manufacturing. (2006).
  • Wu, Tong, Fowler, John, Callerman, T., Moorehead, A. Multi-stage DEA as a Measurement of Progress in Environmentally Benign Manufacturing. (2006).
  • B. Kim, E. Gel, S-M Horng, W. Carlyle, John Fowler. Evaluating A Posteriori Solution Techniques for Bi-Criteria Parallel Machine Scheduling Problems. Journal of Scheduling (2005).
  • D. Delp, J. Si, Y. Hwang, B. Pei, John Fowler. Availability Adjusted X- Factor. International Journal of Production Research (2005).
  • G. Mackulak, John Fowler, S. Park, J. McNeill. A Three Phase Simulation Methodology for Generating Accurate and Precise Cycle Time-Throughput Curves. International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling (2005).
  • I. Perez, John Fowler, W. Carlyle. Minimizing Total Weighted Tardiness on a Single Batch Processing Machine with Incompatible Job Families. Computers and Operations Research (2005).
  • L. Manch, H. Balasubramanian, John Fowler, M. Pfund. Heuristic Scheduling of Jobs on Parallel Batch Machines with Incompatible Job Families and Unequal Ready Times. Computers and Operations Research (2005).
  • S. Diaz, John Fowler, M. Pfund, Gerald Mackulak, M. Hickie. Evaluating the Impacts of Reticle Requirements in Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication. IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing (2005).
  • S. Mason, John Fowler, W. Carlyle, Douglas Montgomery. Heuristics for Minimizing Total Weighted Tardiness in Complex Job Shops. International Journal of Production Research (2005).
  • Y. Shao, John Fowler, George Runger. A Note on Determining an Optimal Target by Considering the Dependence of Holding Costs and the Quality Characteristics. Journal of Applied Statistics (2005).
  • Balasubramanian, H., Fowler, John, Keha, A. Bicriteria Scheduling of Equal Length Jobs with Ready Times on Identical Parallel Machines. (2005).
  • Jimenez, J., Mackulak, G., Fowler, John. Efficient Simulations for Capacity Analysis and Automated Material Handling System Design in Semiconductor Wafer Fabs. (2005).
  • Johnson, R., Fowler, John, Mackulak, G. A Discrete Event Simulation Model Simplification Technique. (2005).
  • Khowala, K., Keha, A., Fowler, John. A Comparison of Different Formulations for the Non-Preemptive Single Machine Total Weighted Tardiness Scheduling Problem. (2005).
  • Laub, J., Fowler, John, Keha, A. Minimizing Makespan with with Multiple Orders Per Job in a Two Machine Flowshop with Item Processing. (2005).
  • McNeill, J., Fowler, John, Mackulak, G., Nelson, B. Cycle-Time Quantile Estimation in Manufacturing Systems Employing Dispatching Rules. (2005).
  • Pfund, M., Balasubramanian, H., Fowler, John, Mason, S. A Bi-Criteria Approach to Scheduling Wafer Fabrication Facilities. (2005).
  • Vardar, C., Gel, E., Fowler, John. Using Transient Simulations to Improve Field Service Systems for Semiconductor Manufacturing. (2005).
  • Wirojanagud, P., Fowler, John, Gel, E. Workforce Planning in Semiconductor Manufacturing. (2005).
  • Callarman, T (Author) ,Fowler, John (Author) ,Gel, E S (Author) ,Pfund, M (Author) ,Shunk, D (Author) . Creating a Research Agenda Framework for Semiconductor Supply Network Integration. Evolution of Supply Chain Management: Symbiosis of Adaptive Value Networks and ICT (2004).

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 493Honors Thesis
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 315Business Decision Models
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 315Business Decision Models
SCM 499Individualized Instruction
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 315Business Decision Models
SCM 493Honors Thesis
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 315Business Decision Models
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 315Business Decision Models
SCM 394Special Topics
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 315Business Decision Models
SCM 394Special Topics
SCM 493Honors Thesis
SCM 499Individualized Instruction
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 315Business Decision Models
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 315Business Decision Models
SCM 394Special Topics
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 590Reading and Conference
SCM 593Applied Project
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 196Domestic Exchange Placeholder
SCM 315Business Decision Models
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 315Business Decision Models
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 315Business Decision Models
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 590Reading and Conference
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 315Business Decision Models
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 493Honors Thesis
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
IEE 545Simulating Stochastic Systems
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 590Reading and Conference
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 432Control Sys-Supply Chain Mgmt
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 584Internship
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 394Special Topics
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
IEE 545Simulating Stochastic Systems
MGT 559International Management
IEE 580Practicum
MGT 580Practicum
IEE 590Reading and Conference
IEE 595Continuing Registration
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
IEE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
IEE 799Dissertation

Presentations

  • Fowler, John, Gel, E., Köksalan, M., Korhonen, P., Marquis, J., Wallenius, J. Interactive Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization Using Convex Preference Cones. MCDM (Jan 2008).
  • Fowler, John, Gel, Esma, Köksalan, M., Korhonen, P., Marquis, J., Wallenius, J. Interactive Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization for Quasi-Concave Preference Functions. DSI (Nov 2007).
  • Fowler, John, Gel, Esma, Köksalan, , M., Korhonen, P., Marquis, J., Wallenius, J. Interactive Evolutionary Multicriteria Scheduling. INFORMS (Nov 2007).
  • Gel, Esma, Fowler, John, Wirojanagud, Pornsarun. Workforce planning models with individual worker differences. INFORMS (Nov 2007).
  • Fowler, John, Sun, Yang, Shunk, Dan. A Strategic Capacity Allocation Game in the High-Tech Industry. INFORMS (Jul 2007).
  • Fowler, John, Gel, E., Köksalan, M., Korhonen, P., Marquis, J., Wallenius, J. An Interactive Evolutionary Approach Based on Convex Preference Cones to Multiobjective Optimization. INFORMS (Nov 2006).
  • Sun, Y., Fowler, John, Shunk, D. Evaluating Lot Allocation Policies in Semiconductor Supply Chains. INFORMS (Nov 2006).
  • McNeill, J., Fowler, John, Mackulak, G., Nelson, B. Estimating Cycle-Time Quantiles in Manufacturing Systems. INFORMS (Nov 2005).
  • Sun, Y., Fowler, John, Shunk, D. The Generalized Lot Allocation Problem in Semiconductor Supply Chains. INFORMS (Nov 2005).
  • Chen, J., Fowler, John, Pfund, M., Montgomery, D. Mixture Experiments in Robust k Design. INFORMS (Nov 2005).
  • Fowler, John. Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing. (Nov 2005).
  • Fowler, John. Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing Case Studies. (Nov 2005).
  • Fowler, John, Johnson, R., Mackulak, G. Methodology for Simplification of Simulation Models. INFORMS (Nov 2005).
  • Gamalski, A., Muralidhar, V., Balasubramanian, H., Fowler, John. Single Machine Scheduling Equal Length Jobs with Release Dates to Minimize Total Weighted Tardiness. INFORMS (Nov 2005).
  • Lin, Y., Fowler, John, Pfund, M. Processing Time Generation Schemes for Parallel Machine Scheduling Problems with Various Correlation. INFORMS (Nov 2005).
  • Chen, J., Fowler, John, Pfund, M. Methodologies for Parameterization of Composite Dispatching Rules. IFORS International Triennial Conference (Jul 2005).
  • Fowler, John, Pfund, M. Scheduling Wafer Fabrication Operations: State-of-the-Practice and Future Needs. 2nd Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications (MISTA 2005) (Jul 2005).
  • Fowler, John, Pfund, M., Mason, S. A Deterministic Scheduling Approach for Wafer Fabrication Facilities. 2nd Multidisciplinary International Conference on Scheduling: Theory and Applications (MISTA 2005) (Jul 2005).
  • Balasubramanian, H., Pfund, M., Fowler, John, Mason, S. A Multi-Objective Approach to Scheduling Wafer Fabrication Facilities. 13th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference (May 2005).
  • Mason, S., Kutanoglu, E., Fowler, John. Manufacturing and Logistics Applications of Multiple Orders per Job Scheduling. 13th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference (May 2005).

Editorships

Editor-in-Chief

  • IIE Transactions on Helathcare Systems Engineering

Joint Editor

  • The Journal of Simulation

Associate Editor

  • IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing

 

Service

  • IIE Transactions on Operations Engineering, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Journal of Planning and Scheduling, Area Editor (2005 - Present)
  • Journal of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers, Editorial Board Member (2005 - Present)
  • Winter Simulation Conference, Board of Directors, SCSI Representative (2005 - Present)
  • Industrial Engineering, Associate Chair for Research and Graduate Programs (2004 - Present)
  • INFORMS Subdivisons Council, Student Chapters Representative (2003 - Present)
  • INFORMS, Chapters/For a Subcommittee, Student Chapters Representative (2003 - Present)
  • Area Editor (2001 - Present)
  • Journal of Manufacturing, Area Editor (2001 - Present)
  • Various Scholarly Publications, Reviewer (1995 - 2025)
  • IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, Technical Committee on Semiconductor Manufacturing Automation, Regional Chair, U.S.A (2006 - 2013)
  • IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Associate Editor - Factory Modeling and Control (2006 - 2012)
  • Computers and Industrial Engineering, Area Editor - Planning and Scheduling (2006 - 2009)
  • Journal of Simulation, Editorial Board (2006 - 2009)
  • International Roadmap for Semicondctor Manufacturing, Factory Integration Participant (2000 - 2009)
  • Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing Laboratory, Director (1996 - 2009)
  • INFORMS Student Chapter, Faculty Advisor (2000 - 2009)
  • SCS Transactions on Simulation, Area Editor - Manufacturing (2004 - 2008)
  • INFORMS, Faculty Advisor for ORMS Tomorrow (2000 - 2008)
  • IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, Associate Editor (2000 - 2008)
  • Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), Program Co-Chair with Scott Mason (2008)
  • Winter Simulation Conference, Program Chair (2008)
  • Omega Rho International Honor Society, Treasurer (2004 - 2008)
  • Intelligente Systeme zur Entscheidungsunterstützung, Multikonferenz Wirt-schaftsinformatik 2008 (MKWI 2008), Program Committee (2008 - 2008)
  • Winter Simulation Conference 2007, Associate Program Chair (2006 - 2007)
  • University Personnel Committee, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • INFORMS, Student Chapters Representative to Chapters/Fora Subcommittee (2002 - 2007)
  • University Senate, Senator (2001 - 2007)
  • Education Search Committee, Dean (2007)
  • IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering 2007, Track Coordinator - Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (2006 - 2007)
  • IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Track Coordinator (2007 - 2007)
  • IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Guest Editor - eManufacturing in the Semiconductor Industry (2005 - 2007)
  • Winter Simulation Conference, Simulation Based Scheduling Track, Track Coordinator (2006 - 2006)
  • IMES Advisory Board, (2002 - 2006)
  • Industrial Engineering, Personnel Committee, (2001 - 2006)
  • International Journal of Production Research, Guest Editor - Special Issue from MASM 2005 (2005 - 2006)
  • Omega Rho International Honor Society, Treasurer (2004 - 2006)
  • Department Publicity & Seminar, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Industrial Engineering, Associate Chair for Research and Graduate Programs (2004 - 2006)
  • Production Planning and Control, Guest Editor - Special Issue on Semiconductor Manufacturing (2005 - 2006)
  • Fulton School of Engineering, Promotion & Tenure Revisions Committee (2005 - 2006)
  • Winter Simulation Conference, Session Organizer and Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers, Outstanding Publications Award Selection Committee (2005 - 2005)
  • Various Universities, Tenure Letter Writer (2005 - 2005)
  • Industrial Engineering, Personnel Committee, Chair (2003 - 2005)
  • Winter Simulation Conference, Committee on Underrepresented Minorities and Women (2003 - 2005)
  • Winter Simulation Conference, Doctoral Colloquium (2003 - 2005)
  • INFORMS, Session Organizer and Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • INFORMS National Meeting, Organizing Committee, Combined Colloquia Chair (2005)
  • Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM 2005), Session Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • Dagstuhl Seminar, Co-Organizer with B. Nelson, M. Pinedo, and O. Rose (2005 - 2005)
  • Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing 2005, Program Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • IERC, Session Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Session Organizer and Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • Industrial Engineering, Chair Search Committee, Vice Chair (2003 - 2004)

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