A tribute to John A. Buzacott

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStochastic Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chains
EditorsJ.G. Shanthikumar, D.D. Yao, W.H.M. Zijm
Place of PublicationBoston
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4615-0373-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4613-5044-6
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameInternational series in operations research & management science


  • METIS-212228

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