Publications

  • Benjaafar, S., D. Chen and M. Elhafsi and D. Chen, “Optimal Control of Stochastic Inventory Systems with Independent Leadtimes,” in review.
  • Chen X. S. and S. Benjaafar, “On the Impact of Emission Pricing on Decentralized Supply Chains,” in review.
  • Benjaafar, S., W. Yu and D. Chen, “Managing Inventory Systems with Scarce Resources,” accepted in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (Winner of the INFORMS Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment Best Student Paper Award; POMS-HK Best Student Paper Award, Finalist), 2016.
  • Benjaafar, S. and M. Savelsbergh, “Carbon-Aware Transport and Logistics,” EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics, 3, 1-3, 2014 (An Introduction to the Special Issue).
  • Huang, S., L. He, J. Gu, Kris Wood and S. Benjaafar, “Design of a Mobile Charging Service for Electric Vehicles in an Urban Environment,” forthcoming in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportations Systems, 2014.
  • Chen, X. and S. Benjaafar, “The Carbon-Constrained EOQ,Operations Research Letters, 41, 172-179, 2013 (Most cited paper among those published in 2010-2015Most downloaded papers in 2013-2014).
  • Hua, Z., W. Zhang and S. Benjaafar, “Optimal Inventory Control with Heterogeneous Suppliers,” Production and Operations Management, 21, 564-575, 2012.
  • Benjaafar, S., Y. Li and M. Daskin, “Carbon Footprint and the Management of Supply Chains: Insights from Simple Models,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 10, 99-116, 2013 (Invited article for the Special Issue on Green Manufacturing; Most downloaded papers in 2013-2014). The paper has been listed as a Highly Cited Paper by ISI Thomson Reuters for receiving “enough citations to place it in the top 1% of the academic field of Engineering based on a highly cited threshold for the field and publication year.” A feature story by  Catalyst magazine can be found here.
  • Marvin, W. A., L. D. Schmidt, S. Benjaafar, D. G. Tiffany and P. Daoutidis, “Economic Optimization of a Lignocellulosic Biomass-to-Ethanol Supply Chain,” Chemical Engineering Science, 67, 68-79, 2012 (Special Issue on Energy). A conference proceedings version of this paper was also published in Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 29, 1728-1732, 2011 (Special issue dedicated to the 21st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering – ESCAPE 21).
  • Lahmar, M. and S. Benjaafar, “Design of Dynamic Distributed Layouts,” IIE Transactions, 37, 303–318, 2005 (Winner of the Outstanding Material Handling & Logistics Research Paper Award, Material Handling Institute; Featured Article in IIE Solutions Magazine).
  • Benjaafar, S., J. S. Kim and N. Vishwanadham, “On the Effect of Product-Variety in Production-Inventory Systems,” Annals of Operations Research, 126, 71-101, 2004.
  • Strike, D. and S. Benjaafar, “Practice Abstract: Optimizing Inventory Control at 3M,” Interfaces, 34, 115-116, 2004 (INFORMS Edelman Award, Semifinalist).
  • Kim, J. S. and S. Benjaafar, “Extended Abstract: On the Benefits of Inventory Pooling in Production-Inventory Systems,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 4, 12-16, 2002 (M&SOM Best Student Paper Award, Honorable Mention).
  • Bar-Cohen, A., Benjaafar, S. and M. Iyengar, “Design for Manufacturability of Natural Convection Cooled Heat Sinks,” International Journal of Transport Phenomenon, 4, 43-57, 2002.
  • Lahmar, M., Hakan, E. and S. Benjaafar, “Extended Abstract: Resequencing and Feature Assignment on a Moving Assembly Line,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 3, 7-9, 2001 (M&SOM Best Student Paper Award, Honorable Mention).
  • Benjaafar, S. and M. Sheikhzadeh, “Design of Flexible Plant Layouts,” IIE Transactions, 32, 309-322, 2000.
  • Benjaafar, S. and D. Gupta, “Workload Allocation in Multi-Product/Multi-Facility Production Systems with Setup Times,” IIE Transactions, 31, 339-352, 1999 (Winner of IIE Transactions Best Paper Award).
  • Benjaafar, S. and D. Gupta, “Scope versus Focus: Issues of Flexibility, Capacity, and Number of Production Facilities,” IIE Transactions, 30, 413-425, 1998 (Winner of IIE Transactions Best Paper Award).