lndustrial Engineering

Dr. Kevin M. Taaffe

Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Department of Industrial Engineering
130A Freeman Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0920

Phone: (864) 656-0291
Fax: (864) 656-0795
Email: taaffe@clemson.edu

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Dr. Kevin M. Taaffe


BS, Industrial Engineering, with honors
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988

MS, Industrial Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990

PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Florida, 2004

Research Areas

Production and inventory management, transportation and logistics analysis, healthcare systems engineering, application of optimization and simulation modeling tools

Selected Publications

Mayorga, M., K. Taaffe,  R. Arumugam, 2009. “Inventory Based Allocation Policies for Flexible Servers in Serial Systems with Switching Costs,” Annals of Operations Research, in press.
Tayfur, E. and K. Taaffe, 2009. “Simulating Hospital Evacuation – The Influence of Traffic and Evacuation Time Windows,” Journal of Simulation, in press.
Childers, A.K., G. Visagamurthy, and K. Taaffe, 2009. “Prioritizing Patients for Evacuation from a Healthcare Facility,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, DC.
Chahar, K. and K. Taaffe, 2009. “Risk Averse Newsvendor Problem for All-Or-Nothing Demands,” Omega 37(5), 996–1006.
Taaffe, K., H.E. Romeijn, and D. Tirumalasetty, 2008. “A Selective Newsvendor Approach to Order Management,” Naval Research Logistics 55(8), 769–784.
Geunes, J., H.E. Romeijn, and K. Taaffe, 2006.  “Requirements Planning with Pricing and Order Selection Flexibility,” Operations Research 54(2), 394-401.

Courses Taught

IE 386 Production Planning and Control
IE 457/657 Transportation and Logistics Engineering
IE 482 Systems Modeling
IE 807 Advanced Systems Simulation

Professional Affiliations

Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
Institute of Industrial Engineers
Transportation Research Board
Decision Sciences Institute


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