This volume is dedicated to honoring John Buzacott, since 2002 Professor Emeritus of Management Science at the Schulich Business School of York University, Canada. John is one of the pioneers in the field of production and operations management. His contributions to the development of a unified framework and a rigorous scientific foundation of the major approaches currently used in the design, planning and control of manufacturing and service systems have inspired scholars throughout the world. His innovative use of stochastic models to explain many phenomena occurring in manufacturing organizations characterizes him, not only as a great researcher but also as a great teacher. For his many achievements in the field, he received an honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, on April 27, 2001, where I had the privilege to act as his honorary supervisor. This brief account on the life and work of John is based on my laudatio, presented at that occasion.
|Title of host publication||Stochastic Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chains|
|Editors||J.G. Shanthikumar, D.D. Yao, W.H.M. Zijm|
|Place of Publication||Boston|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Name||International series in operations research & management science|