Tom Culbreth, Jr

Professor Emeritus

Tom Culbreth, Jr has been a member of the Industrial Engineering faculty at North Carolina State University since 1978. In 1991 he established the Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center and served as its Director until 2005. Dr. Culbreth currently teaches courses in furniture manufacturing operations and statistical quality control and conducts research to develop computer-aided engineering/management systems for woodworking operations.

Education

Ph.D. 1984

Doctorate

NC State University

MS 1976

Master of Science

NC State University

BS 1973

Bachelor of Science

NC State University

Research Description

Furniture manufacturing processes & system design, lean manufacturing, and decision support systems for furniture manufacturing operations.

Honors and Awards

  • C. A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award, 1982
  • C. A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award, 1989
  • Founding Director, NCSU Furniture Manufacturing & Management Center, 1991

Publications

The lumber procurement and kiln scheduling problem a hybrid-GA appraoch
Joines, J. A., Culbreth, C. T., & Schultz, S. (2007), Wood and Fiber Science, 39(4), 628–638.
The lumber procurement and kiln scheduling problem: A hybrid-ga approach
Joines, J. A., Culbreth, C. T., & Schultz, S. R. (2007), Wood and Fiber Science, 39(4), 628–638.
Design and evaluation of furniture finishing systems
Melton, R. H., Culbreth, C. T., Roberts, S. D., & Joines, J. A. (2002), Forest Products Journal, 52(7-8), 27–33.
Dry kiln scheduling in furniture production
Yaghubian, A. R., Hodgson, T. J., Joines, J. A., Culbreth, C. T., & Huang, J. C. (1999), IIE Transactions, 31(8), 733–738. https://doi.org/10.1080/07408179908969872
Decision support system for lumber procurement and dry kiln scheduling
Huang, J. C. C., Culbreth, C. T., Joines, J. A., King, R. E., & Hodgson, T. J. (1998), Forest Products Journal, 48(9), 51–59.

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