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

JOHN W. FOWLER is the Motorola Professor of Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (ASU). He served as the SCM department chair from 2011-2016. Prior to that he was the Avnet Professor of Industrial Engineering at ASU. His research interests include discrete event simulation, deterministic scheduling, and multi-criteria decision making. He has published over 120 journal articles and over 100 conference papers. He was the Program Chair for the 2002 and 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conferences and the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC). He recently served as Editor-in-Chief for IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering and continues to be the Department Editor for Healthcare Operations Management at the journal. He is an Editor of the Journal of Simulation and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and recently served as the IISE Vice President for Continuing Education, is a former INFORMS Vice President, and served on the Winter Simulation Conference Board of Directors from 2005-2017. His email address is john.fowler@asu.edu

 

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

Tan, Y., Mönch, L. and Fowler, J.W., “A hybrid scheduling approach for a two-stage flexible flow shop with batch processing machines”. Journal of Scheduling, to appear.

Ham, A., Fowler, J.W. and Cakici, E., “Constraint Programming Approach for Scheduling Jobs with Release Times, Non-identical Sizes, and Incompatible Families on Parallel Batching Machines.” IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 30 No. 4, pp.500-507, 2017.

Pfund, M.E. and Fowler, J.W., “Extending the boundaries between scheduling and dispatching: hedging and rescheduling techniques”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 55, No. 11, pp.3294-3307, 2017.

Mohan, S., Li, Q., Gopalakrishnan, M., Fowler, J. and Printezis, A., “Improving the process efficiency of catheterization laboratories using simulation”. Health Systems, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp.41-55, 2017.

Ewen, H., Monch, L., Ehm, H., Ponsignon, T., Fowler, J.W. and Forstner, L., “A Testbed for Simulating Semiconductor Supply Chains”. IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 293-305, 2017.

Buke,. B., Araz, O., and Fowler, J.W., “Cross-Training with Imperfect Training Schemes”, Production and Operations Management, Vol. 25, No. 7, pp. 1216–1231, 2016.

Liu, A., Pfund, M.E., and Fowler, J.W., “Scheduling Optimization of Tasks Allocation in Integrated Manufacturing System Based on Tasks Decomposition”, Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 422-433, 2016.

Liu, A., Fowler, J.W., and Pfund, M.E., “Dynamic Coordinated Scheduling in the Supply Chain Considering Flexible Routes”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 322-335, 2016.  

Sampath, S., Gel, E.S., Fowler, J.W., and Kempf, K.G., “A Decision-Making Framework for Project Portfolio Planning at Intel Corporation”, Interfaces, Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 391-408, 2015.

Marquis, J., Gel, E. S., Fowler, J.W., Koksalan, M., Korhonen, P., and Wallenius, J., “Impact of Number of Interactions, Different Interaction Patterns and Human Inconsistencies on Some Hybrid Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization Algorithms”, Decision Sciences, Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 981-1006, 2015.

Ramirez-Nafarrate, A., Lyon, J., Fowler, J., and Araz, O., “Point-of-Dispensing Location and Capacity Optimization via a Decision Support System”, Production and Operations Management, Vol. 24, No. 8, pp. 1311-1328, 2015.

Gul, S., Denton, B.T., and Fowler, J.W., “A Progressive Hedging Approach for Surgery Planning Under Uncertainty”, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 755-772, 2015. 

Fu, M., Askin, R., Fowler, J.W., and Zhang, M., “Stochastic Optimization of Product–Machine Qualification in a Semiconductor Back-end Facility”, IIE Transactions, Vol. 47, No. 7, pp 739-750, 2015.

Li, M., Yang, F., Wan, H., and Fowler, J. W.,  "Simulation-Based Experimental Design and Statistical Modeling for Lead Time Quotation." Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 362-374, 2015.

Cheng, J., Fowler, J., Kempf, K. and Mason, S., “Multi-Mode Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling Problems with Non-Preemptive Activity Splitting”. Computers & Operations Research, Vol. 53, pp.275-287, 2015.

Fowler, J., Mönch, L. and Ponsignon, T., “Discrete-Event Simulation for Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication Facilities”. International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory Applications and Practice, Vol. 22 No. 5, pp.661-682, 2015.

Mohan, S., Alam, F., Fowler, J.W., Gopalakrishnan, M., and Printezis, A., “Capacity Planning and Allocation for Web-based Applications”, Decision Sciences,. Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 535–56, 2014.

Araz, O., Fowler, J., and Ramirez-Nafarrate, A., “Optimizing Service Times for a Public Health Emergency Using a Genetic Algorithm: Locating Dispensing Sites and Allocating Medical Staff”, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp 178-190, 2014. 

Cakici, E., Mason, S. J., Geismar, N., and Fowler, J.W., “Scheduling Parallel Machines with Single Vehicle Delivery”, Journal of Heuristics, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp 511-537, 2014.

Huber, D., Fowler, J., and Armbruster, D., “Simplification of DES Models of M/M/1 Tandem Queues by Approximating WIP-dependent Inter-departure Times”, Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation International, Vol. 90, No. 10, pp 1188-1196, 2014.

Lin, Y.-K., Pfund, M.E., and Fowler, J.W., “Processing Time Generation Schemes for Parallel Machine Scheduling Problems with Various Correlation Structures”, Journal of Scheduling, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 569-586, 2014.

Ramirez-Nafarrate, A.,  Hafizoglu,  A.B.,  Gel, E.S., Fowler, J.W., “Optimal Control Policies for Ambulance Diversion”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 236, No. 1, pp 298-312, 2014.

Huang, S., Li, J., Lamb, G., Schmitt, M., and Fowler, J., “Multi-data Fusion for Enterprise Quality Improvement by a Multilevel Latent Response Model,” IIE Transactions, Vol. 46, No. 5, pp 512-525, 2014.

Khowala, K., Fowler, J.W., Keha, A., Balasubramanian, H., “Single Machine Scheduling with Interfering Job Sets”, Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 45, pp. 97-107, 2014.

Lin, Y.-K., Fowler, J.W., Pfund, M.E., “Multiple-Objective Heuristics for Scheduling Unrelated Parallel Machines”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 227, No. 2, pp. 239-253, 2013.

Cakici, E., Mason, S. J., Fowler, J.W., Geismar, N., “Batch Scheduling on Parallel Machines with Dynamic Job Arrivals and Incompatible Job Families”,   International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 51, No. 8, pp. 2462-2477, 2013.

Araz, O.M., Lant, T., Fowler, J.W., Jehn, M.,” Simulation Modeling for Pandemic Decision Making: A Case Study with Bi-criteria Analysis on School Closures”, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 564-575, 2013.

Duarte, B., Montgomery, D., Fowler, J. and Konopka, J., “Deploying LSS in a global enterprise–project identification”. International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp.187-205, 2012.

               2013 Outstanding paper for International Journal of Lean Six Sigma

Alam, F., Mohan, S., Fowler, J.W., and Gopalakrishnan, M., “A Discrete Event Simulation Tool for Performance Management of Web-based Application Systems”, Journal of Simulation, Vol. 6, pp. 21-32, 2012.

Kim, S.H., Fowler, J. W., Shunk, D. L., Pfund, M. E., “Improving the Push-Pull Strategy in a Serial Supply Chain by a Hybrid Push-Pull Control with Multiple Pulling Points”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, No. 19, pp. 5651-5668, 2012.

Ng, T.S., Fowler, J.W., and Ivy, M., “Robust Demand Service Achievement for the Co-Production Newsvendor”, IIE Transactions, Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 327-341, 2012.

Araz, O., Jehn, M., Lant, T., and Fowler, J.W.,  “A New Method of Exercising Pandemic Preparedness through an Interactive Simulation and Visualization”,  Journal of Medical Systems, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 1475-1483, 2012.

Wang, S., Wu, T., Weng, S.-J., Fowler, J. W., “An Integrated Approach to Monitoring Supply Network Dynamics Using Kalman Filtering and Control Charts”,  International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, No. 11, pp. 3137-3151, 2012.

Gul, S., Denton, B.T., Fowler, J.W., and Huschka, T., “Bi-Criteria Scheduling of Surgical Services for an Outpatient Procedure Center”, Production and Operations Management, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 406-417, 2011.

Chien, C-F., Dauzère-Pérès, S., Ehm, H., Fowler, J.W., Jiang, Z., Krishnaswamy, S., Lee, T-E., Mönch, L. and Uzsoy, R., “Modelling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing in a Shrinking World: Challenges and Successes”, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 254-271, 2011.

Rastogi, A.P., Fowler, J.W., Carlyle, W.M., Araz, O.M., Maltz, A., and Büke, B., “Supply Network Capacity Planning for Semiconductor Manufacturing with Uncertain Demand and Correlation in Demand Considerations”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 134, No. 2, pp. 322-332, 2011.

Fowler, J., Benneyan, J., Carayon, P., Denton, B., Keskinocak, P., and Runger, G., “An Introduction to a New Journal for Healthcare Systems Engineering,” IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering. Vol. 1,  No. 1, pp. 1-5, 2011.

Mönch, L., Fowler, J.W., Dauzere-Peres, S., Mason, S.J., Rose, O., “A Survey of Problems, Solution Techniques, and Future Challenges in Scheduling Semiconductor Manufacturing Operations”, Journal of Scheduling, Vol. 14, pp. 583-599, 2011.

Araz, O., Lant, T., Fowler, J., and Jehn, M.,”A Simulation Model for Policy Decision Analysis: A Case of Pandemic Influenza on a University Campus”, Journal of Simulation, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 89-100, 2011.

Lin, Y., Pfund, M.E., and Fowler, J.W., “Heuristics for Minimizing Regular Performance Measures in Unrelated Parallel Machine Scheduling Problems”, Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 901-916, 2011.

Mönch, L., Zimmerman, J., Mason, S.J.., and Fowler, J.W., “Multiple Orders Per Job Formation and Release Strategies in Large Scale Wafer Fabs: A Simulation Study”, Journal of Simulation, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 25-43, 2011.

Sun, Y., Fowler, J.W., and Shunk, D., “Policies for Allocating Product Lots to Customer Orders in Semiconductor Manufacturing Supply Chains”, Production Planning and Control, Vol. 22, No.1, pp. 69-80, 2011.

Liu, J., Yang, F., Wan, H., and Fowler, J.W., “Capacity Planning through Queueing Analysis and Simulation-based Statistical Methods: A Case Study for Semiconductor Wafer Fabs”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 49, No. 15, pp. 4573-4591, 2011.

Fu, M., Askin, R., Fowler, J., Haghnevis, M., Keng, N., Pettinato, J., and Zhang, M., “Batch Production Scheduling for Semiconductor Back-end Operations”, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 249-260, 2011.

Bozkurt, B., Fowler, J.W., Gel, E.S., Kim, B., Köksalan, M., and Wallenius, J. , “Quantitative Comparison of Approximate Solution Sets for Multi-Criteria Optimization Problems with Weighted Tchebycheff Preference Function”, Operations Research, Vol. 58, No. 3, pp. 650-659, 2010.

Chen, Y., Pfund, M.E., Fowler, J.W., Montgomery, D.C., and Callarman, T.E., “Robust Scaling Parameters for Composite Dispatching Rules”, IIE Transactions, Vol. 42, No. 11, pp. 842 – 853, 2010.

Fowler, J.W., Gel, E.S., Köksalan, M.M., Korhonen, P., Marquis, J.L., and Wallenius, J., “Interactive Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization for Quasi-Concave Preference Functions”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 206, No. 2, pp. 417-425, 2010.

Ng, T.S., Sun, Y., and Fowler, J.W., “Semiconductor Lot Allocation Using Robust Optimization”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 205, No. 3, pp. 557-570, 2010.

Parmar, D., Wu, T., Callarman, T., Fowler, J., and Wolfe, P., “A Clustering Algorithm for Supplier Base Management”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 48, No. 13, pp. 3803 – 3821, 2010.

Bekki, J. M., Fowler, J.W., Mackulak, G.T., and Nelson, B.L., “Indirect Cycle-Time Quantile Estimation Using the Cornish-Fisher Expansion”, IIE Transactions, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 31-44, 2010. 

Sun, Y., Shunk, D., Fowler, J., and Gel, E., “Strategic Factor-driven Supply Chain Design for Semiconductors”, California Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 31-43,  2010.

Balasubramanian, H., Fowler, J.W., Keha, A., and Pfund, M.E, “Scheduling Interfering Job Sets on Parallel Machines”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 199, No. 1, pp. 55-67, 2009.

McNeill, J. E., Fowler, J.W., Mackulak, G.T. and Kulahci, M., “Simulation Based Cycle-Time Quantile Estimation in Manufacturing Settings Employing Non-FIFO Dispatching Policies”, Journal of Simulation, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 69-83, 2009.

Keha, A., Khowala, K., and Fowler, J., “Mixed Integer Programming Formulations for Single Machine Scheduling Problems”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 357-367, 2009.

Feller, A., Wu, T., Shunk, D. and Fowler, J.  “Petri Net Translation Patterns for the Analysis of eBusiness Collaboration Messaging Protocols”, IEEE Transactions on System, Man, Cybernetics Part A.: Systems and Humans, Vol. 39, No. 5, pp.1022-1034, 2009.

Alvarez-Perez, G., Gonzalez-Velarde, J.-L., and Fowler, J.W., “Crossdocking - Just in Time Scheduling: An Alternative Solution Approach”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 554-564, 2009.

Mason, S.J., Kurz, M.E., Pohl, L.M., Fowler, J.W., Pfund, M.E., Random Keys Implementation of NSGA-II for Semiconductor Manufacturing Scheduling, International Journal Of Information Technology And Intelligent Computing, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2008.

Fowler, J. W., Leach, S.E., Mackulak, G.T., and Nelson, B.L., “Variance-based Sampling for Simulating Cycle Time – Throughput Curves using Simulation-based Estimates”, Journal of Simulation, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 69-80, 2008.

Pfund, M.E., Balasubramanian, H., Fowler, J.W., Mason, S.J., and Rose, O, “A Multi-criteria Approach for Scheduling Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication Facilities”, Journal of Scheduling, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 29-47, 2008.

Fowler, J.W., Wirojanagud, P., and Gel, E.S., “Heuristics for Workforce Planning with Worker Differences”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 190, No. 3, pp. 724-740, 2008.

Jimenez, J.,  Mackulak, G.T., and Fowler, J.W., “Levels of Capacity and Material Handling System Modeling for Factory Integration Decision Making in Semiconductor Wafer Fabs”, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 600-613, 2008.

Pfund, M.E., Fowler, J.W., Gadkari, A., and Chen, Y., “Scheduling Jobs on Parallel Machines with Setup Times and Ready Times”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 764-782, 2008.

Boushell, T.G, Fowler, J.W., Keha, A., Knutson, K., and  Montgomery, D.C., “Evaluation of Heuristics for a Class-constrained Lot-to-Order Matching Problem in Semiconductor Manufacturing”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 46, No. 12, pp. 4143-3166, 2008.

Duarte, B., Fowler, J.W., Knutson, K., Gel, E., and Shunk, D., “A Compact Abstraction of Manufacturing Nodes in a Supply Network”, International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 115-126, 2007.

Perry, L. A., Montgomery, D. C., and Fowler, J. W., “A Partition Experimental Design for a Sequential Process with a Large Number of Variables”, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp. 555-564, 2007.

Vardar, C., Gel, E.S., and Fowler, J.W., “A Framework for Evaluating Remote Diagnostics Investment Decisions for Semiconductor Equipment Suppliers”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 180, No. 3, pp. 1411–1426, 2007.

Zhang, M.T., Fowler, J.W., Chen, T. W.-Y., Shanthikumar, J. G, and Chien, C.-F., “Editorial: e Manufacturing in the Semiconductor Industry”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 485-487, 2007. 

Laub, J.D., Fowler, J.W., and Keha, A.B., “Minimizing Makespan with Multiple Orders per Job in a Two Machine Flowshop”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 182, No. 1, pp. 63-79, 2007.

Swaminathan, R., Pfund, M.E., Fowler, J.W., Mason, S.J., and Keha, A., “Impact of Permutation Enforcement when Minimizing Total Weighted Tardiness in Dynamic Flowshops with Uncertain Processing Times, Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 34, No. 10, pp. 3055-3068, 2007.

Wirojanagud, P., Gel, E.S., Fowler, J.W., and Cardy. R., “Modeling Inherent Worker Differences for Workforce Planning”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 525 – 553, 2007.

Mönch, L., Schabacker, R., Pabst, D., and Fowler, J.W., “Genetic Algorithm-Based Subproblem Solution Procedures for a Modified Shifting Bottleneck Heuristic for Complex Job Shops”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 177, No. 3, pp. 2100-2118, 2007.   

Chong, C.S., Lendermann, P., Gan, B.P., Duarte, B.M., Fowler, J.W., and Callarman, T.E., “Development and Analysis of a Customer Demand Driven Semiconductor Supply Chain Model using High Level Architecture (HLA)”,  International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling, Vol. 2, Nos. 3-4, pp. 210-221, 2006.

Delp, D., Si, J., and Fowler, J., “The Development of the Complete X-Factor Contribution Measurement for Improving Cycle Time and Cycle Time Variability”, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 352-362, 2006.

Kim, B., Gel, E.S., Fowler, J.W., Carlyle, W.M., and Wallenius, J. “Evaluation of Nondominated Solution Sets for K-Objective Optimization Problems: An Exact Method and Approximations”, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 173, No. 2, pp. 565-582, 2006.

Gupta, J.N.D., Ruiz, R., Fowler, J.W., and Mason, S.J., “Operational Planning and Control of Semiconductor Wafer Production”, Production Planning and Control, Vol. 17, No. 7, pp. 639–647, 2006.

Park, Y., Montgomery, D.C., Fowler, J.W., and Borror, C.M., “Cost-Constrained G-Efficient Response Surface Designs for Cuboidal Regions”, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp 121-139, 2006.

Stray, J., Fowler, J.W., Carlyle, W.M., and Rastogi, A.P., “Enterprise-Wide Strategic and Logistics Planning for Semiconductor Manufacturing”, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 259-268, 2006.

Delp, D., Si, J., Hwang, Y., Pei, B., and Fowler, J., “Availability Adjusted X- Factor”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 43, No. 18, pp. 3933–3953, 2005.

Shao, Y.E., Fowler, J.W., and Runger, G.C., “A Note on Determining an Optimal Target by Considering the Dependence of Holding Costs and the Quality Characteristics”, Journal of Applied Statistics, Vol. 32, No. 8, pp. 813–822, 2005.

Mason, S.J., Fowler, J.W., Carlyle, W.M., and Montgomery, D.C., “Heuristics for Minimizing Total Weighted Tardiness in Complex Job Shops”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 43, No. 10, pp. 1943-1963, 2005.

Diaz, S., Fowler, J.W., Pfund, M.E., Mackulak, G.T., and Hickie, M., "Evaluating the Impacts of Reticle Requirements in Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication", IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 622-632, 2005.

Mönch, L., Balasubramanian, H., Fowler, J.W., and Pfund, M.E., “Heuristic Scheduling of Jobs on Parallel Batch Machines with Incompatible Job Families and Unequal Ready Times”, Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 32, No. 11, pp. 2731-2750, 2005.  

Mackulak, G., Fowler, J., Park, S., and McNeill, J.E. "A Three Phase Simulation Methodology for Generating Accurate and Precise Cycle Time-Throughput Curves", International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling, Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2, pp. 36-47, 2005.

Fowler, J.W., Kim, B., Carlyle, W.M., Gel, E.S., and Horng, S.-M., “Evaluating Solution Sets of a Posteriori Solution Techniques for Bi-Criteria Combinatorial Optimization Problems”, Journal of Scheduling, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 75-96, 2005.

Perez, I., Fowler, J.W., and Carlyle, W.M., “Minimizing Total Weighted Tardiness on a Single Batch Processing Machine with Incompatible Job Families”, Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 32, No.2, pp. 327-341, 2005.  

Fowler, J. and Rose, O., “Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation of Complex Manufacturing Systems”, Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation International, Vol. 80, No. 9, pp. 469-476, 2004.

Pfund, M.E., Fowler, J.W., and Gupta, J., “A Survey of Algorithms for Single and Multi-Objective Unrelated Parallel Machine Deterministic Scheduling Problems”, Journal of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 230-242, 2004.

Balasubramanian, H., Mönch, L., Fowler, J.W., and Pfund, M.E., “Genetic Algorithm Based Scheduling of Parallel Batch Machines with Incompatible Job Families to Minimize Total Weighted Tardiness”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 42, No. 8, 1621-1638, 2004.

Fowler, J.W., Horng, S-M, and Cochran, J.K., “A Hybridized Genetic Algorithm to Solve Parallel Machine Scheduling Problems with Sequence Dependent Setups”, International Journal of Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications, and Practice, Vol. 10, No. 3, 232-243, 2003.

Carlyle, W.M., Fowler, J.W., Gel, E., and Kim, B.,  “Quantitative Comparison of Approximate Solution Sets for Bi-criteria Optimization Problems”, Decision Sciences, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 63-82, 2003. 

Greiner, M.A., Fowler, J.W., Shunk, D.L., Carlyle, W.M., and McNutt, R.T., “A Hybrid Approach Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process and Integer Programming to Screen Weapon Systems Projects”, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 192-203, 2003.

Dabbas, R.M. and Fowler, J.W., “A New Scheduling Approach Using Combined Dispatching Criteria in Semiconductor Manufacturing Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 501-510, 2003.

Cochran, J.K., Horng, S-M, and Fowler, J.W., “A Multi-Population Genetic Algorithm to Solve Multi-Objective Scheduling Problems for Parallel Machines”, Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 30, No. 7, pp. 1087-1102, 2003.

Dabbas, R.M., Fowler, J.W., Rollier, D.A., and McCarville, D., “Multiple Response Optimization Using Mixture Designed Experiments and Desirability Functions in Semiconductor Scheduling”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 939-961, 2003.

Phojanamongkolkij, N., Fowler, J.W., and Cochran, J.K., “Determining ‘Optimal’ Policies for Batch-Processing Machines of a Wafer Fabrication Facility”, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 363-379, 2002.

Fowler, J.W., Hogg, G.L., and Mason, S.J., “Workload Control in the Semiconductor Industry”, Production Planning and Control, Vol. 13, No. 7, pp. 568-578, 2002.

Mackulak, G.T., Park, S., Keats, J.B., and Fowler, J.W., “A Sequential Stopping Rule for Steady State Simulation Based on Time Series Forecasting”, Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation International, Vol. 78, No. 11, pp. 643-654, 2002.

Skinner, K.R., Montgomery, D.C., Runger, G.R., Fowler, J.W., McCarville, D.R., Rhoads, T.R., and Stanley, J.D., “Multivariate Statistical Methods for Modeling and Analysis of Wafer Probe Test Data”, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 523-530, 2002. 

Park, S., Fowler, J.W., Mackulak, G.T., Keats, J.B., and Carlyle, W.M., “D-Optimal Sequential Experiments for Generating a Simulation-Based Cycle Time-Throughput Curve”, Operations Research, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 981-990, 2002.

Perry, L. A., Montgomery, D. C., and Fowler, J. W., “Partition Experimental Designs for Sequential Processes: Part II - Second-Order Models”, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 373-382, 2002. 

Yu, L., Shih, H.M., Pfund, M., Carlyle, W.M., and Fowler, J.W., “Scheduling of Unrelated Parallel Machines: An Application to PWB Manufacturing”, IIE Transactions on Scheduling and Logistics, Vol. 34, No. 11, pp. 921-931, 2002.

Solomon, L., Fowler, J., Pfund, M., and Jensen, P., “The Inclusion of Future Arrivals and Downstream Setups into Wafer Fabrication Batch Processing Decisions”, Journal of Electronics Manufacturing, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 149-159, 2002.

Mason, S.J., Fowler, J.W., and Carlyle, W.M., “A Modified Shifting Bottleneck Heuristic for Minimizing the Total Weighted Tardiness in a Semiconductor Wafer Fab”, Journal of Scheduling, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 247-262, 2002.

Fowler, J.W., Phojanamongkolkij, N., Cochran, J.K., and Montgomery, D.C., “Optimal Batching in a Wafer Fabrication Facility Using a Multi-Product G/G/c Model with Batch Processing”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 275-292, 2002.

Pfund, M., Yu, L., Fowler, J., and Carlyle, W., “The Effects Of Processing Time Variability And Equipment Downtimes On Various Scheduling Approaches For A Printed Wiring Board Assembly Operation”, Journal of Electronics Manufacturing, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 19-31, 2002.

Perry, L. A., Montgomery, D. C., and Fowler, J. W., “Partition Experimental Designs for Sequential Processes: Part I - First-Order Models”, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 429-438, 2001. 

Carlyle, W.M., Knutson, K., and Fowler, J.W.,  “Bin Covering Algorithms in the Second Stage of the Lot to Order Matching Problem”, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 52, No. 11, pp. 1232-1243, 2001.

Fowler, J.W., Park, S., Mackulak, G.T., and Shunk, D.L., “Efficient Cycle Time-Throughput Curve Generation Using a Fixed Sample Size Procedure”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 39, No. 12, pp. 2595-2613, 2001.

Dabbas, R.M., Chen, H.-N., Fowler, J.W., and Shunk, D.L., “A Combined Dispatching Approach to Scheduling Semiconductor Manufacturing Systems”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 39, pp. 307-324, 2001.

Fowler, J.W., Knutson, K., and Carlyle, W.M., “Comparison and Evaluation of Lot-To-Order Matching Policies for a Semiconductor Assembly and Test Facility”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 38, No. 8, pp. 1841-1853, 2000.

Fowler, J.W., Hogg, G.L., and Phillips, D.T., “Control of Multiproduct Bulk Server Diffusion/Oxidation Processes Part Two: Multiple Servers”, IIE Transactions on Scheduling and Logistics, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 167-176, 2000.

Horng, S.-M., Fowler, J., and Cochran, J., “A Genetic Algorithm Approach to Manage Ion Implantation Processes in Wafer Fabrication”, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management,  Vol. 1, No. 2/3, pp. 156-172, 2000. 

Shao, Y.E., Fowler, J.W., and Runger, G.C., “Determining the Optimal Target for a Process with Multiple Markets and Holding Costs”, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 65, No. 3, pp. 229-242, 2000.

Knutson, K., Kempf, K., Fowler, J., and Carlyle, M., “Lot-to-Order Matching for a Semiconductor Assembly & Test Facility”, IIE Transactions on Scheduling and Logistics, Vol. 31, No. 11, pp. 1103-1111, 1999.

Fowler, J.W, Cochran, J.K., and Horng, S-M., “A Group-Technology-Coded Literature Review of Semiconductor Manufacturing Operations Publications: The MASMLAB Bibliography Web Site”,  IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 259-263, 1999.

Runger, G.C. and Fowler, J.W., “Run-to-Run Control Charts with Contrasts”, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Vol. 14, pp. 261-272, 1998.

Montgomery, D.C., Keats, J.B., Fowler, J.W., Runger, G.C., and Rajavelu, G., “Statistical Monitoring Techniques for Contamination Data”, Journal of the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 23-30, 1997.

Robinson, J., Fowler, J.W., and Bard, J., “The Use of Upstream and Downstream Information in Scheduling Semiconductor Batch Operations”, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 33, No. 7, pp. 1849-1870, 1995.

Duenyas, I., Fowler, J.W., and Schruben, L.W., “Planning and Scheduling in Japanese Semiconductor Manufacturing”, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 323-332, 1994.

Fowler, J.W., Phillips, D.T., and Hogg, G.L., “Control of Multiproduct Bulk Server Diffusion/Oxidation Processes”, IIE Transactions, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 84-96, 1992.

Wilhelm, W.E. and Fowler, J.W., “Workshop on Electronics Manufacturing Research”, IIE Transactions, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 6-17, 1992.  

Fowler, J.W., Phillips, D.T., and Hogg, G.L., “Real Time Control of Multiproduct Bulk Service Semiconductor Manufacturing Processes”, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 158-163, 1992.

Fernando, E., Fowler, J.W., and Scullion, T., “Evaluation of RAMS-DO1 as a Tool for Project Programming”, Transportation Research Record, No. 1262, pp. 105-115, 1990.

 

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 300Prob Solving & Act Anlytics
SCM 502Operations and Supply Mgmt
IEE 580Practicum
IEE 599Thesis
IEE 784Internship
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
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

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 Healthcare Systems Engineering

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)

Industry Positions

1991 - 1995         SEMATECH  - Senior Member of Technical Staff, Operational Modeling,

        1989 ‑ 1990         Advanced Micro Devices - Project Manager, Simulation Modeling, Corp. Mfg. 

1984 ‑ 1986         Lodestone II, Inc. - Simulation Analyst