Logility Executives Named as Finalists for the 2012 Daniel H. Wagner Prize
for Excellence in Operations Research Practice
Annual INFORMS Award Recognizes Strong Mathematics Applied to Practical
ATLANTA -- November 01, 2012
Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the
supply chain, is pleased to recognize Sean Willems, Ph.D., chief scientist at
Logility and associate professor of Operations and Technology Management,
Boston University School of Management, and John Ruark, Ph.D., vice president,
Inventory Optimization, Logility, and co-authors Salal Humair, Research
Scientist at Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of
Public Health, and Brian Tomlin, Associate Professor of Business
Administration at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, as finalists for the
2012 Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice
presented by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
*Selected as a finalist for their work on “Incorporating Stochastic Lead
Times into the Guaranteed Service Model of Safety Stock Optimization”
which reviews the challenges and discusses how to account for lead time
variability, particularly in a multi-echelon supply chain network.
*This Daniel H. Wagner Prize is awarded for a new mathematical development
/ solution, unique new algorithm, or series of coherent advances developed
in conjunction with an application.
*The paper will be published in Interfaces, the INFORMS journal on the
practice of operations research.
*Sean Willems, Ph.D. was a winner of the 2008 Daniel H. Wagner Prize for
his work on “Managing Inventory in Supply Chains with Non-Stationary
Demand” as well as a 2008 finalist for “Correcting Heterogeneous & Biased
Forecast Error at Intel for Supply Chain Optimization” and a finalist in
2006 for “A Periodic Review Modeling Approach for Guaranteed Service
*For their work with companies including Hewlett Packard and Proctor &
Gamble, John Ruark, Ph.D. and Sean Willems, Ph.D. were selected as
finalists for the prestigious 2003 and 2010 Franz Edelman Award.
*About INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize
With more than 1,250 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider of
collaborative, best-of-breed supply chain solutions that help small, medium,
large and Fortune 1000 companies realize substantial bottom-line results in
record time. Logility Voyager Solutions is a complete supply chain management
solution that features a performance monitoring architecture and provides
supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; Sales
and Operations Planning (S&OP); supply and inventory optimization;
manufacturing planning and scheduling; transportation planning and management;
and warehouse management. Logility customers include Fender Musical
Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, Parker Hannifin, Sigma-Aldrich, Verizon
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