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JOHN J. LIU
JOHN J. LIU
JOHN J. LIU
JOHN J. LIU
JOHN J. LIU
JOHN J. LIU
JOHN J. LIU
JOHN J. LIU
JOHN J. LIU
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  • 1. John J. Liu JOHN J. LIU Head, and Chair Professor of Maritime Studies Department of Logistics, Hong Kong PolyU Hong Kong Address: Department of Logistics The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong Tel: 2766-4066; Fax: 2330-2704 E-mail: lgtjliu@polyu.edu.hk; Web: //www.sba.uwm.edu/Liu_J I. CURRENT RESEARCH/TEACHING INTERESTS Maritime Logistics: Marine Insurance and Risk Management, Port Forecasting and Assessment, Maritime Rescue and Operations Technology Supply Chain Logistics: Impulse feedback systems, Supply order fulfillment (SOF) systems, promotion-distribution systems, incentives and contracts • Research Statement Strive to make genuine contribution to the scientific methodologies for addressing realistic management problems with sensible operational implications. • Recent Funded Research Projects  “Simulation-Facilitated Equilibrium Outlook of Regional Port Competition,” PPRI-PolyU Niche Area Development grant (PI: J. Liu; Co-I’s: J. Yan, K. Li, TL Yip). Total $1,296,000 over three years (May 1 2006 – May 1 2009).  “Admission Policy of Marine Mutual Insurance,” GRC CERG 2005-2007 (Project Ref. PolyU 5428/05H, $432,160), by Kevin Li (PI), J. Liu (Co-I), and Jia Yan (Co-I), to be started October 2005.  “Analysis of Mathematical Model for Maritime Search and Rescue” (2004). ICRG grant (#A-PG10, $102,000, Commenced April 2004). Conducted by: J. Liu (PI), K.X. Li (Co-I), J. Ng (Co-I). Collaborated with Hong Kong Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre.  “An Integrated Interactive Maritime Risk Management System,” ICRG 03-04 research project (HK$102,000, approved), Co-I with Kevin Li and Hong Yan (LGT, Hong Kong PolyU), started March 2004.
  • 2. John J. Liu  “Maintenance Inventory Rationalization System (MIRS): Integration of MRO Supply Chain Management at Harley-Davidson,” with Harley-Davidson Motor, supported in part by the NFS-IMS grant ($50,000), June 2002 – December 2002.  “Web-Enabled Integration of Maintenance Supply Chain”, NSF-U/IRC grant by NSF Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) ($110,000), April 2002 to April 2003.  “Simulation and Variance Reduction of Global CT Supply Chain Operations at GEMS-CT Plant,” with GE-Medical Systems/CT ($80,000; May 2000 to May 2001). Keywords: 6-Sigma order-fulfillment, lean supply chain, visual feedback, regulation of variability. II. POSITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS 9/2004 – Now Head, and Chair professor of Maritime Studies, Department of Logistics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 1998 – since Professor, POM, School of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Director, Consortium for Innovative Manufacturing and Operations Management (CIMOM), hosted at SBA- UWM. Members include GE-Medical Systems, Harley Davidson, and Universal Foods. 2003 – 8/2004 Visiting professor, Department of Logistics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 1998 – 2002 Area Chair, Production/Operations Management, U. Wisconsin- Milwaukee 1999 summer Visiting Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 1997 – 1998 Visiting associate professor, Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 1992 – 1998 Associate professor, OM/MS, School of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1986 – 1992 Assistant professor, OM/MS, School of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA 1984 – 1986 Lecture, Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, USA 1980 – 1982 Lecture, Department of Shipbuilding, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China III. EDUCATION Ph.D. (1983 - 1986), Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, Pennsylvania State University. PH.D. DISSERTATION : "A Centralized Inventory Flow Model and Its Applications to Flexible Manufacturing Systems'', Dept. of IMSE, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, 1986.
  • 3. John J. Liu Master of Science (1982 - 1983), Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University. Master of Science (1978 - 1982), Systems Engineering, Department of Marine Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology (PR of China). Bachelor of Science (1972 - 1976), Marine Automation, Department of Marine Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology (PR of China). IV. HONORS, AWARDS, AND MEMBERSHIPS 1. Awards Received  Inclusion in Who's Who Among Asian Americans (1994/1995), Gale Research Inc,1994.  Research Award, 1991, Advisory Council, School of Business, UW-Milwaukee.  Teaching Award, 1993, Advisory Council, School of Business, UW-Milwaukee  ``A New System Structure For Modern Manufacturing In The Informational Age,'' Graduate School Research Committee Awards, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, 1990 ($6,250). 2. Editorial Board and Grant Review Panel  IEEE, Trans. On Engineering Management: On Review Board  Engineering Panel of Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong: panel member, September 2005 - 2006 3. Memberships In Professional Societies  INFORMS, previously Operations Research Society of America (Since 1984)  Production/Operations Management Society (Since 1990).  The Institute of Industrial Engineers (Since 1985).  American Production and Inventory Control Society (Since 1987)  National Association of Purchasing Management (Since 1989).  Milwaukee World Trade Association (Since 1995). 4. Journal Referee for:  Operations Research  Management Science  Naval Research Logistics  European Journal of Operational Research  IIE Transactions  IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management  Annals of Operational Research  International Transactions on Operational Research  Journal of Manufacturing Systems 5. Public Service and Community Activities  Member of Organization of Chinese Americans. President of Milwaukee Chapter for 1991-1992.
  • 4. John J. Liu  Member of Professional Development Committee of Milwaukee Association of Purchasing Management (1990 - 1997).  Member, Human Resource Task-force (HRTF), Maritime Industry Council (MIC), of HKSAR (2004 – present) V. UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND ACADEMIC ADVISING 1. Curriculum Design and Development  POM MS program: lead person for development of new MS curriculum “Manufacturing Innovation and Enterprise Management” in Spring 2000.  POM undergraduate program: key person to design, develop, and maintain the program since 1987. The courses created include: Production Planning and Control (471), Business Logistics Management (473), Manufacturing Technology and Information Systems (474).  POM MS program: key member of the program re-engineering team  New courses initiated, introduced, and re-engineered: o Manufacturing Technology and Simulation (782) – re-engineered o Business Logistics and Supply Chain (783) – new o Industrial Purchasing and Acquisition (620F, 783) – new o Project Management and Innovative Operations (785) - new 2. Regular Teaching Experience (1986-date): OR/OM/MS Courses taught at BS, MS, MBA, Ph.D. levels:  Critical Tools for Empirical and Analytical Study in Logistics (LGT5114, MSC)  Supply Chain Management (LGT5015, MSC)  Global Supply Chain Management (LGT4106, Undergrad)  Logistics and Supply Chain Management (783, G)  Facility Layout and Material Handling Systems (672, U/G)  Introductory Operations Research (710)  Operations Strategy (685, 785)  Manufacturing Systems: Models and Applications (995)  Manufacturing Technology and Simulation (782, new)  Production/Operations Management (370under, 780grad)  Production Planning and Control (681, 781)  Supply Chain and Logistics Management (473, new)  Purchasing and Supply Acquisition (620F, new)  Management of Engineering Innovations (3450)  Project Management (3530) Engineering Courses:  Mathematical Programming: LP and NLP  Dynamic Programming  Probability and Statistics  Modern Control Theory  Digital Control
  • 5. John J. Liu 3. Executive Programs Teaching  Supply Chain Management, for Zhejiang Executive MBA (Hangzhou), GSB, FB of Hong Kong PolyU, December 2004.  Operations Management, for China Executive MBA (CHEMBA), Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota) joint program with Lingan College, Zhongshan University (Guangzhou, China) (January, 2004)  Operations and Supply Chain Management, 217-717 (new) for Executive Masters in Engineering Management (EMEM), joint program with School of Engineering, UWM. (scheduled: Spring, 2003)  “Lean Production System v.s. ERP: Can they work together?” CIMOM workshop, May 10, 2001. (Participants include GE-MS, Harley-Davidson, Kohler, John Deere, etc).  Assessment of Medical and Health Care Technology, a full course (HA641) of EMBA program at University of Alabama-Birmingham (2000 – 2001).  Simulation for Enterprise Resource and Operations Planning taught (solo) for Executive Workshop on Operations Technology Managemen at Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, Inc. July 27-28, 2000.  Lean Manufacturing and Supply Chain taught for Kohler/UWM Executive Workshop on Leadership and Management Excellence, April 2000.  Involved in OM teaching for EMBA program  Technology Management in Health Care and Hospital Operations, Health Care/Hospital Management Executive Training Workshop, co-sponsored with and funded by GE- Medical Systems (Spring, 1995).  Global Manufacturing Operations Management, taught in Management Development Workshop for China Shanghai Transportation Bureau, one-week workshop for 20 Chinese executives, organized with the International Business Center of School of Business Administration, UW-Milwaukee, 1994.  Global Manufacturing Operations Management, taught in China Ningxia Business Executives 1993 Summer Workshop, two-week seminar for 32 Chinese executives, organized with the International Business Center of School of Business Administration, UW-Milwaukee, 1993. 4. Recent Doctoral Students Supervision:  Barbara Doll: POM, graduated 1992, on Computer Integrated MRP Systems, now at Motorola (major thesis advisor).  Chen, Xiaosheng, graduated 1991, on Product Quality and Warranty Cost (on Ph.D. thesis committee).  Zhang Jie: IE, graduated 1993, Netri Networks of Manufacturing Systems (on Ph.D. thesis committee).  Hakan Polatoglu: OM, graduated in 1995 (on Ph.D. thesis committee)  Chakervarty, Depobam, graduated 1996, on Optimal Control of Manufacturing Processes Under Stochastic Adjustment Policies, (on Ph.D. thesis committee).  Seong-Hyun Nam: OM/MS, graduated December 1997. North Dakota State University. Ph.D. thesis: Quality Diffusion and Technology Management (major thesis advisor).  Dongqing Yao: OM/MS, graduated May 2001. Towson University. Ph.D. Thesis: Time- series Analysis and Channel Design of Supply Chains. (sponsor and major thesis advisor).
  • 6. John J. Liu VI. PUBLICATIONS • Textbooks  Title: Supply Chain Logistics: Theory and Application; Subtitle: The Art of War in Logistics, to be completed in 2005. • Refereed Journals 1. “Optimal Promotion Planning--Depth and Frequency - for a Two-Stage Supply Chain under Markov Switching Demand,” H. Kurata and J.J. Liu, EJOR, (accepted January 2006) 2. “Demand Forecast Sharing in Supply Chain with Direct Channel,” Xiaohang Yue, and J. J. Liu, EJOR, (accepted January 2005). 3. “The Impact of Information Sharing on a Returns Policy with Addition of a Direct Channel,” D.Q. Yao, X. Yue, X. Wang, and J. J. Liu, IJPE, 97(2), 196-209, 2005. 4. “Competitive Pricing of Mixed Retail and E-tail Distribution Channels,” D.Q. Yao, and J. J. Liu, Omega, 33, 235-247, 2005. 5. “Modeling the Role of Retail Price Formats, and Retailer Competition Types on Production Schedule Strategy,” S. Ghose, J.J. Liu, A. Bhartnagar, and H. Kurata, European J. of Operational Research, 164, 2005, 173-184, 2005. 6. “Operational Capacity Allocation for Unreliable Module-Based Assembly Systems,” L. Liu, X. Yuan, and J.J. Liu, European J. of Operational Research, 134-153, 2003. 7. “Channel Redistribution with Direct Selling,” D.Q. Yao, and J.J. Liu, European J. of Operational Research, 144, 2003, 646-658. 8. “Stochastic Characterization of Upstream Demand Processes in a Supply Chain,” L. Alwan, J. J. Liu, and D.Q. Yao, IIE Transactions, 35, 2003, 207-219. 9. “Stepwise-Programmed Regulation of Manufacturing Quality,” Chapter 17 in Integrated Models in Production Planning, Inventory, Quality, and Maintenance,” edited by Rahim and Ben-Daya. Boston: Kluwer 2001. 10. “Product Life Cycle, and Market Entry and Exit Decisions Under Uncertainty,” J.J. Liu, and Tailan Chi (University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign), IIE-Transactions 33(9), 2001, 695-704. 11. “Regulation of Overlaps in Technology Development Activities”, Annals of OR, 98, 121-139, 2000
  • 7. John J. Liu 12. “On the Dynamics of Stochastic Diffusion of Manufacturing Technology” (solo), European J. of Operational Research, Vol. 124, 2000, 167-180. 13. “Strategic Options in Re-engineering of a Manufacturing System with Uncertain Completion Time”, with Dongqing Yao (Towson University), European J. of Operational Research, 115(1999), 47-58. 14. “Optimal Pacing in an Assembly-based Multistage Production System”, with Hong Chen (University of British Columbia), Annuals of OR, 87(1999), 87-101. 15. “Regulated Quality Diffusion under Quadratic Costs”, with Seong-Hyun Nam, Int’l Transactions on OR, 6(1999) 393-409. 16. “Overlap scheduling of technology development activities” (solo), refereed proceedings, The Fourth International conference on Optimization: Techniques and Applications, July 1-3, 1998 (Perth, Australia). 17. “Optimal Stopping Rule for a Project with Uncertain Completion Time and Partial Salvageability”, with Tailan Chi (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Hong Chen (University of British Columbia), IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 44, 1997, 54-66. 18. “On-Line Regulation of Quality Diffusion under Quadratic Costs”, with Seong-Hyun Nam (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), refereed Proceedings DSI-San Diego Annual Conference (November,1997). 19. “Optimal Lot Sizing In An Imperfect Production System With Homogeneous Reworkable Jobs”, with Ping Yang (School of Management, University of Texas- Dallas), European J. Operational Research, 1996, 2143-2154. 20. “Using Object-Oriented Concepts For Flexible Manufacturing Systems: Domain Analysis And An Application to Part Assignment”, with A. Chakravarty (Tulane University), H. Jain, and D. Nazareth (UW-Milwaukee). Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, 1996, 290-309. 21. “Weighted Tardiness Single Machine Scheduling with Proportional Weights”, co- authored with Professor Wlodzimierz Szwarc (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Management Science, 1993, 626-632. 22. “Dynamic Feeding in a Stochastic Parallel Processing System” (solo), Production and Operations Management, 1992, 308-319. 23. “Multi-Period Production Control In a Centralized Fully Flexible Manufacturing System” (solo), European J. Operational Research, Vol. 56 (1991), 107-118. 24. “Optimal Dispatching in a Periodic-Review Cellular Manufacturing System” (solo), Operations Research, Vol. 38, 5(1990), 893-901.
  • 8. John J. Liu 25. “Dynamic Input Scheduling In a Fully Flexible Manufacturing System”, Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Project Management and Scheduling (refereed by European J. Operational Research), June 1990. 26. “The Periodic Routing of A Flexible Manufacturing System With Centralized In- Process Inventory Flows” (solo), Int. J. of Production Res., Vol. 27, 6(1989), 943-951. 27. “Optimal Job-Order Release in a Robotic Assembly Cell”, with Professor Amiya K. Chakravarty (Tulane University), Refereed Proceedings of the Third ORSA/TIMS Special Interest Conference on Flexible Manufacturing Systems, August 1989. 28. “The Single Machine Problem With a Quadratic Cost Function of Completion Times”, with Wlodzimierz Szwarc (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), and Marc Posner (Ohio State University), Management Science, Vol. 34, 12(1988), 1480-1488. 29. “An Approximate Solution of the Flow-Shop Problem With Sequence Dependent Setup Times”, with Wlodzimierz Szwarc (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Zeitschrift fur Operations Research-Applications (ZOR), Vol. 33, 1989, 439-451. 30. “Scheduling of A Robotic Welding Cell”, with Tom Cavalier, and Jeya Chandra (Pennsylvania State University), Productivity Frontier (II) (Book of The Second International Conference on Productivity Research, 1989). 31. “Simulation and Decision Analysis in FMS Justification”, with Henry Co (Cal State – Pomona), Refereed Proc. Winter Simulation Conference, 1984. 32. “A Multi-Aspects Fuzzy Decision Making Model and Its Applications”, System Theory and Practice (China) Vol. 2, 1982. • Refereed Proceedings  “Maintenance Inventory Rationalization System (MIRS): Integration of MRO Supply Chain Management,” NSF-U/IRC grant, refereed proceedings of 2003 annual NSF conference on IMS (Intelligent Maintenance Systems), at School of Engineer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, April 2003.  “Web-Enabled Integration of Maintenance Supply Chain”, NSF-U/IRC grant, refereed proceedings of 2002 annual NSF conference on IMS (Intelligent Maintenance Systems), at School of Engineer, University of Michigan, April 2002. VII. WORKING PAPERS  “The Price of Privacy in P&I Club: An Impulse Feedback Analysis,” with Kevin Li, and Jia Yan (LGT, HK PolyU), in progress.
  • 9. John J. Liu  “Stochastic Diffusions of Life Drifts in Ocean,” with Jia Yan and Chen Li (LGT, HK PolyU), in progress.  “Operational Management of National Brand and Local Brand in a Supply Chain with E-tail Distribution,” with H. Kurata (UW-M) and D.Q. Yao (Towson), 2003.  “Dynamic Equilibrium Incentives in Time-Lagged Order Fulfillment Under ARMA Disturbance,” (solo), 2003.  “Returns Policy, Information Sharing, and Direct Channel,” with X. Yue (UW- Milwaukee) and D.Q. Yao (Towson University), 2003.  “Forecast Facilitated Lot-for-Lot Ordering in the Presence of Correlated Demand”, with Layth Alwan (UW-Milwaukee) and D.Q. Yao (Towson University), 2002. VIII. RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATION  Plenary speech, “Finding the Causes of Bullwhip Effect,” International Workshop on “Successful Strategies in Supply Chain Management, at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, January 5 – 6, 2006.  Featured panel speech, “Outlook of Port Competition in Greater China Region”, Session on “Shipping and Ports in Asia”, The 4th International Conference of Academic Scholars (ICAS) – Shanghai, China. October 20 – 25, 2005.  Session chair, “Forecasting-Facilitated Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations”, INFORMS-San Jose, November 17-20, 2002.  Paper presentation “Real Beer Game: Make-to-Order Incentive Problem”, MSOM/Multiechelon Inventory Conference, Johnson Management School, Cornell University, June 2002.  Session chair, “Forecasting-Facilitated Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations”, INFORMS-Miami, November 4-7, 2001.  Cluster chair, “Technology Innovations and Operations”, INFORMS-San Antonio, November 5-8, 2000.  Session chair, “Quality Regulation in Manufacturing and Service”, INFORMS-Salt Lake City, May 7 – 10, 2000.  Paper presentation “Engineering Liaison in Manufacturing Systems Development”, INFORMS-Philadelphia, November 7-10, 1999.  Paper presentation “Quality Regulation in Global Supply Chain”, International Conference on Global Supply Chain Management Into the 21st Century, August 13-14, 1999. IX. GRANTS AND PROJECTS 1. Research Grants and Projects:  “Simulation-Facilitated Equilibrium Outlook of Regional Port Competition,” PPRI-PolyU Niche Area Development grant (PI: J. Liu; Co-I’s: J. Yan, K. Li, TL Yip). Total $1,296,000 over three years (May 1 2006 – May 1 2009).  “Admission Policy of Marine Mutual Insurance,” GRC CERG 2005 (Project Ref. PolyU 5428/05H, $432,160), by Kevin Li (PI), J. Liu (Co-I), and Jia Yan (Co-I), to be started October 2005.
  • 10. John J. Liu  “Analysis of Mathematical Model for Maritime Search and Rescue” (2004). ICRG grant (#A-PG10, $102,000, Commenced April 2004). Conducted by: J. Liu (PI), K.X. Li (Co-I), J. Ng (Co-I). Collaborated with Hong Kong Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre.  “An Integrated Interactive Maritime Risk Management System,” ICRG 03-04 research project (HK$102,000, approved), Co-I with Kevin Li and Hong Yan (LGT, Hong Kong PolyU), started March 2004.  “Maintenance Inventory Rationalization System (MIRS): Integration of MRO Supply Chain Management at Harley-Davidson,” with Harley-Davidson Motor, supported in part by the NFS-IMS grant ($50,000), June 2002 – December 2002.  “Web-Enabled Integration of Maintenance Supply Chain”, NSF-U/IRC grant by NSF Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) ($110,000), April 2002 to April 2003.  “Simulation and Variance Reduction of Global CT Supply Chain Operations at GEMS-CT Plant,” with GE-Medical Systems/CT ($80,000; May 2000 to May 2001). Keywords: 6-Sigma order-fulfillment, lean supply chain, visual feedback, regulation of variability.  “Maintenance Inventory Rationalization System (MIRS): Integration of MRO Supply Chain Management at Harley-Davidson,” with Harley-Davidson Motor, supported in part by the NFS-IMS grant ($50,000), June 2002 – December 2002.  “Simulation of Computer Integrated Press Line ($112 million) at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel”, ($125,000; June 1999 to June 2002). Key words: visual interactive simulation and prototyping, virtual enterprise, ERP.  “Technology Innovations and Financial Policies: An Exploratory Study Using a Unique Database on International Market for Medical Technology”, (approved, Hong Kong RGC grant, 1999 – 2001, HK$405,000), co-PI with Professor Jia He, Department of Finance, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Key words: technology diffusion, financial policy for technology acquisition, and differential pursuit.  “Interactive Simulation of Semi-Continuous Process at Juneau Plant of Universal Foods Corp.”, industrial proprietary research project (July to December, 1999), Solo PI, one Ph.D. student supported as PA, ($50,000). Key words: agent-based simulation, visual statistics.  “Internet-Based Multimedia Distance Learning”, grant of UW Campus Opportunity Fund, (approved, May 1999-May 2000, $100,000), co-PI with Professor Jun Zhang, Computer Science Dept., UW-Milwaukee. Key words: distance learning, mark-up visual simulation, and Java programming.  Pilot Study: Diffusion of Technological Quality in Assembly-based Global Manufacturing Operations, funded by GE-Medical Systems (Fall 1997 – Srping 1998, $10,000). Initiator of the project, joint PI with Professor Layth Alwan and Professor Samar Mukhopadhy of UW-Milwaukee.  Assessment and Transfer of Sterolithography Rapid Prototyping Technology, funded by Johnson Control, Inc. $15,000 (January 1997 - May 1997).  Dynamic Pacing of Assembly-based Cellular Manufacturing Systems, PI, International Business Center, SBA-UWM, 1996, with Harley-Davidson Motors, Inc. as collaborator).  Simulation Analysis of MRP Performance of Fiberglass Signmark Production at W. H. Brady Co., (with Keith Weber, W. H. Brady Co.) Management Research
  • 11. John J. Liu Project - Center for Business Competitiveness, School of Business Administration, UW-Milwaukee, 1995.  The Feasibility of Sterolithography Manufacturing Outside of a Research Environment, (with Kevin Esser, Johnson Control, Inc.) Management Research Project - Center for Business Competitiveness, School of Business Administration, UW-Milwaukee, 1995.  International Operations and Projects Management, Extramural Research Grants -- Center for Quality, Productivity, & Economic Development of UWM, funded project with Encinal Terminals, Inc. (Alameda, CA), ($14,500), 1995.  Optimal Warranty Cost with Quality Functions, Graduate Research Grants 1994 of MAPM (Milwaukee Association of Purchasing Management), the principle advisor and investigator for the Grant. Graduate recipient: Seong-Hyun Nam, Ph.D. student as PA, ($5,000), 1994.  Strategic Utilization of Temporary Workers in Manufacturing: A Linear Programming Model, (with Pam Van Housen, Snap-On Tools Corp.) Management Research Project -- Center for Business Competitiveness, School of Business Administration, UW-Milwaukee, 1993.  Development of An MRP Computer Package for EnerPak, Graduate Research Grants 1993 of MAPM (Milwaukee Association of Purchasing Management), the principle advisor and investigator for the Grant. Graduate recipient: Huang Hung- Chieh, Ph.D. student as PA, ($5,000), 1993.  Simulation Analysis of Purchasing/Production Systems at EnerPak, Graduate Research Grants 1992 of MAPM (Milwaukee Association of Purchasing Management), the principle advisor and investigator for the Grant. Graduate recipient: Naomal Soysa, M.S. student as PA ($5,000), 1992.  Concurrent Development of Manufacturing Planning and Marketing Distribution, (with Sanjoy Ghose, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Competitive Grants -- Center for Business Competitiveness, School of Business Administration, UW- Milwaukee ($1,000), 1991.  Optimal Scheduling in a Multi-Stage Production System at Johnsonville Foods, Inc., Co-investigator with Professor Izzet Sahin, for the Center For Business Competitiveness at UW-Milwaukee. Funded research with Johnsonville Foods, Inc., (Sheboygan, WI). (1990, $10,000)  Computerized Order Releasing for a Robotic Welding Cell, Sperry-PSU grant project, PA (1985, $130,000).  Computerized Scheduling of Robotic Welding Cell, Ford/New Holland-PSU grant project, PA (1986, $150,000). 2. Exchange/Extramural Grants and Projects:  “International transfer of engineering-ready industrial technology”, supported by Encinal Terminals, Inc. and China National Commission on Science and Technology, joint with UWM International Business Center Out-Reach Project on Global Operations Management-Economic Outlook in the Chinese Market, (Fall, '92--Summer, '97, $150,000). Key words: technology transfer to Asia-Pacific, technology engineering.  GE-Med Health Care/Hospital Management Training Seminar, co-sponsored with and funded by GE-Medical Systems. (1995) ($40,000).
  • 12. John J. Liu  Management Development Workshop for China Shanghai Transportation Bureau -- Fall 1994, Initiated the one-week workshop for 20 Chinese executives, organized with the International Business Center of School of Business Administration, UW-Milwaukee ($16,000), 1994.  Valmont Steel Pole Manufacturing Technology-Transfer/Capital-Venture in Shanghai PRC, international consulting project with Valmont Industries, Inc., ($10 million), 1994-95.  China Ningxia Business Executives 1993 Summer Workshop, Initiated the two- week seminar for 32 Chinese executives, organized with the International Business Center of School of Business Administration, UW-Milwaukee ($11,000), 1993.  Chinese Scholar Exchange Program In UWM International Business Center (Fall, '92--Summer, '97), Initiated and organized three one-year Chinese visiting scholars from China State Science & Technology Commission and the Ministry of Communications, co-sponsored with New China Educational Foundation, ($75,000).  An Intelligent Animated Simulation Model for Scheduling a Complex Process System, consulting project with Universal Foods Co., Milwaukee, WI (1990, $25,000).

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