Selected Publications

  • Benjaafar, S., W. Yu and D. Chen, “Managing Inventory Systems with Scarce Resources,” a Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 19, 216-229, 2017 (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).