Charles Sox

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Charles Sox, PhD

Professor, Department of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems

3327 Carl H. Lindner Hall

513-556-1531

History
Institution: University of Alabama
Title: Professor, University Chair of Manufacturing Management
End Date: 2017-05-31

Institution: University of Alabama
Title: Department Head - Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science
End Date: 2016-12-31

Institution: Auburn University
Title: Associate Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering
End Date: 2002-12-31

Institution: Auburn University
Title: Assistant Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering
End Date: 1997-12-31

Assignments
Director for Industrial Management (BSIM) and Operations Management (BSBA) Programs
Dates: 2018-08-16

Awards | Honors
Organization: EURO - The Association of European Operational Research Societies
Name: 2014 Best EJOR Theory and Methodology Paper
Year Received: 2014

Organization: INFORMS
Name: Wagner Competition Finalist for "Integrated Load Planning for Outbound Logistics at Webb Wheel" with B. Keskin, I. Capar, and N. Freeman
Year Received: 2013

Organization: MBA Association
Name: Outstanding MBA Instructor
Year Received: 2010

Organization: MBA Association
Name: Outstanding MBA Instructor
Year Received: 2009

Organization: Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University
Name: Alumni Engineering Council Senior Faculty Research Award
Year Received: 2000

Organization: Auburn University
Name: Outstanding ISE Faculty Member
Year Received: 1999

Organization: IIE Transactions
Name: Best Paper in Scheduling and Logistics
Year Received: 1997

Organization: Auburn University
Name: Outstanding ISE Faculty Member
Year Received: 1997

Education
Institution: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, NY
Completed: 1992
Degree: Ph D

Institution: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, NY
Completed: 1991
Degree: MS

Institution: Furman University
Location: Greenville, SC
Completed: 1988
Degree: BS

Published Contributions
Charles Sox, A. N. Bajwa, R. Ishfaq,  (2016). Coordinating Pricing and Production Decisions for Multiple Products. OMEGA:  International Journal of Management Science, 86-101.

Charles Sox, N. Bajwa, B. Fontem,  (2016). Optimal Product Pricing and Lot Sizing Decisions for Multiple Products with Nonlinear Demands. Journal of Management Analytics.

Charles Sox, N. Bajwa,  (2015). Coordination of Pricing, Advertising, and Production Decisions for Multiple Products. International Journal of Services and Operations Management.

Burcu Keskin, I Capar, Charles Sox, Nickolas Freeman,  (2014). An Integrated Load Planning Algorithm for Outbound Logistics at Webb Wheel. Interfaces, 480-497.

Charles Sox, J. Stacey, M. Natarajarathinam,  (2012). Near-Optimal Heuristics and Managerial Insights for the Storage Constrained, Inbound Inventory Routing Problem. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.

Charles Sox, R Ishfaq,  (2012). Design of Intermodal Logistics Networks under Hub Congestion. European Journal of Operational Research.

Charles Sox, R. Ishfaq,  (2011). Hub Location-Allocation in Intermodal Logistics Networks. European Journal of Operational Research.

Charles Sox, R Ishfaq,  (2010). Intermodal Logistics:  The Interplay of Financial, Operational and Service Issues. Transportation Research B-METH.

Charles Sox, D Shaltayev,  (2010). The Impact of Market State Information on Inventory Performance. International Journal of Inventory Research.

Charles Sox, J. Stacey, M. Natarajarathinam,  (2007). The Storage Constrained, Inbound Inventory Routing Problem. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management.

Charles Sox, M. Natarajarathinam,  (2005). Simulating and Designing the Stochastic Inbound Inventory Routing Problem. Proceedings of the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference.

Charles Sox, W Lee, C Kim,  (2003). A Dynamic Production and Transportation Model with Heterogeneous Vehicle Types. International Journal of Industrial Engineering.

Charles Sox, J Treharne,  (2002). Adaptive Inventory Control for Non-Stationary Demand and Partial Information. Management Science.

Charles Sox, J Treharne,  (2000). Adaptive Inventory Control for Partially Observed Non-Stationary Demand. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Charles Sox, J Muckstadt, R. A. Bowman, P Jackson,  (1999). A Review of the Stochastic Lot Scheduling Problem. International Journal of Production Economics.

Charles Sox, Y Gao,  (1999). The Capacitated Lot Sizing Problem with Setup Carry-Over. IIE Transactions.

Charles Sox, J McClain, L. J Thomas,  (1997). Coordinating Production and Inventory to Improve Service. Management Science.

Charles Sox,  (1997). Dynamic Lot Sizing with Random Demand and Non-stationary Costs. Operations Research Letters.

Charles Sox, J Muckstadt,  (1997). Optimization-Based Planning for the Stochastic Lot Scheduling Problem. IIE Transactions.

Charles Sox, J Muckstadt,  (1996). Multi-Item, Multi-Period Production Planning with Uncertain Demand. IIE Transactions.

Charles Sox, J McClain, L. J Thomas,  (1992). 'On-the-Fly' Line Balancing with Very Little WIP. International Journal of Production Economics.

Presentations
Title: An Integrated Load Planning Algorithm for An Outbound Supply Chain
Organization: Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
Location: Baltimore, MD
Year: 2013

Title: An Integrated Load Planning Algorithm for An Outbound Supply Chain
Organization: Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
Location: Minneapolis
Year: 2013

Title: An Integrated Load Planning Algorithm for An Outbound Supply Chain
Organization: POMS
Location: Denver, CO
Year: 2013

Title: Investigation of Hiring and Wage Decisions in the Workforce Supply Problem
Organization: INFORMS Deep South Regional Chapter
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Year: 2013

Title: An Integrated Load Planning and Routing Algorithm for Webb Wheel
Organization: INFORMS
Location: San Antonio, TX
Year: 2013

Title: Investigation of Hiring and Wage Decisions in the Workforce Supply Problem
Organization: INFORMS
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Year: 2012

Title: Automotive Supplier Management (speaker and panel moderator)
Organization: Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Year: 2012

Title: The Workforce Supply Problem
Organization: INFORMS Deep South Chapter and MAS
Location: Huntsville, AL
Year: 2010

Title: Tutorial:  OR & MS Spreadsheet Modeling - Techniques, Tools, and Teaching
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Year: 2010

Title: Panel Moderator - The State of the Supply Chain:  Looking Back & Looking Forward
Organization: Birmingham Transportation Club and Birmingham APICS Chapter
Location: Birmingham, AL
Year: 2010

Title: Panel Moderator - Driving Profits Through the Recession:  Supply Chain at the Controls
Organization: Distribution Business Management Association
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Year: 2009

Title: Intermodal Hub Networks - Managerial Insights
Organization: Production & Operations Management Society
Location: Orlando, Florida
Year: 2009

Title: The Workforce Supply Problem
Organization: Military Applications Society of INFORMS
Location: Huntsville, AL
Year: 2009

Title: Supply Chain Economics 2009:  Trends, Challenges, Opportunities
Organization: OmniSolv
Location: Asheville
Year: 2009

Title: Industry Trends in Transportation & Logistics
Organization: North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA)
Location: Birmingham
Year: 2009

Title: Intermodal Hub Transportation Networks in Global Supply Chain
Organization: Decision Sciences Institute
Location: Baltimore, MD
Year: 2008

Title: Workforce Supply and Facility Location
Organization: INFORMS
Location: Washington, D.C.
Year: 2008

Title: Designing an Intermodal Hub-and-spoke Transportation Network
Organization: Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
Location: Washington, DC
Year: 2008

Title: Supply Chain Efficiency with Downside Risk-averse Agents
Organization: INFORMS
Location: Washington, DC
Year: 2008

Title: Workforce Supply and Facility Location
Organization: INFORMS
Location: Washington, DC
Year: 2008

Title: Supply Chain Economics 2009:  Trends & Challenges
Organization: APICS-Birmingham
Location: Birmingham
Year: 2008

Title: Supply Chain Economics 2008:  Trends and Challenges
Organization: AFFLINK
Location: Chicago
Year: 2008

Title: Hub Location-Allocation Problem in Intermodal Networks
Location: La Jolla (San Diego), CA
Year: 2008

Title: Locating Hubs in Intermodal Network under Service Time Restrictions
Location: College Station, Texas
Year: 2008

Title: The Supplier Location Problem
Organization: INFORMS
Location: Seattle, WA
Year: 2007

Title: Contracting Between Downside Risk Averse Supplier and Risk Neutral Retailer
Location: Seattle, WA
Year: 2007

Title: Heuristics and Bounds for the Storage Constrained, Inbound Inventory Routing Problem
Location: Seattle, WA
Year: 2007

Title: The Supplier Location Problem
Location: Seattle, WA
Year: 2007

Title: Analysis of Supplier's Downside Risk Aversion in a Supply Chain with a Risk Neutral Retailer
Organization: INFORMS
Location: Pittsburgh
Year: 2006

Title: The Stochastic Inbound Inventory Routing Problem
Organization: INFORMS
Location: Pittsburgh
Year: 2006

Title: Simulating and Designing the Stochastic Inventory Routing Problem
Organization: Simulation Conference
Location: Orlando, Florida
Year: 2005

Title: The University of Alabama MBA Business Intelligence Track:  A New Initiative
Organization: INFORMS
Location: San Francisco, CA
Year: 2005

Title: The Inbound Inventory Routing Problem with a Storage Constraint
Organization: M&SOM Society
Location: Evanston, IL
Year: 2005

Title: The Value of Information in Serial Supply Chains with Markov Modulated Demand
Organization: M&SOM Society
Location: Evanston, IL
Year: 2005

Title: Simulating and Designing the Stochastic Inbound Inventory Routing Problem
Organization: Winter Simulation Conference
Location: Orlando, FL
Year: 2005

Title: The University of Alabama MBA Business Intelligence Track:  A New Initiative
Year: 2005

Title: The University of Alabama MBA Business Intelligence Track:  A New Initiative
Organization: Informs
Location: San Francisco, CA
Year: 2005

Title: The Value of Information in a Serial Supply Chain with Markov Modulated Demand
Organization: INFORMS
Location: Denver, CO
Year: 2004

Title: Information Sharing in Supply Networks with Dynamic Demand
Organization: EURO/INFORMS
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Year: 2003

Title: Spare Parts Management for the Nuclear Power Industry
Organization: INFORMS
Location: Atlanta, GA
Year: 2003

Title: The Role of Information in a Serial Supply Chain with Markov Modulated Demand
Organization: INFORMS
Location: Atlanta, GA
Year: 2003

Title: Manufacturing-Related Programs at the University of Alabama
Organization: IIE-Birmingham Chapter
Location: Birmingham, AL
Year: 2003

Title: Bounds for Infinite Horizon Adaptive Inventory Control
Organization: National Science Foundation
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Year: 2002

Title: Adaptive Inventory Control for Partially Observed Markov-Modulated Demand
Organization: M&SOM Society
Location: Ithaca, NY
Year: 2002