Russell King

Foscue Distinguished Professor

University Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor
University Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor
Co-Director, Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics

Russell King joined the faculty in 1985. He is an associate faculty member of the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute, the Operations Research Program, and the Textiles and Apparel, Technology and Management Department. He has industrial experience with Dynamac Corporation, the Jacksonville Naval Aviation Depot (US Navy), and Computer Science Corporation. He has been awarded the C. A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award (on 4 occasions), the NCSU Alcoa Foundation Engineering Achievement Award, the Institute of Industrial Engineers Technical Innovation Award, the Institute of Industrial Engineers Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award, the NCSU George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award, and was named an NCSU Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor (2008) and an Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professor (2011). Dr. King served as the Edward P. Fitts Distinguished Professor from 2012-2017 and was named the Henry Armfield Foscue Distinguished Professor in 2017.

Dr. King is the ISE Undergraduate Scholarship Coordinator and is a Fellow of IIE. He is a member of INFORMS, Tau Beta Pi, and Alpha Pi Mu. He and one his daughters are Masters (4th-degree black belt) of TaeKwonDo under Grand Master K.S. Lee of Cary, NC.

Education

Ph.D. 1986

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering

University of Florida

ME 1982

Master of Industrial Engineering

University of Florida

BSSE 1980

Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering

University of Florida

Research Description

Logistics engineering, production scheduling and inventory control for manufacturing/remanufacturing systems under risk, design and control of manufacturing systems, and modeling and evaluation of quick response sourcing, manufacturing and retail systems.

Honors and Awards

  • C. A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award, ISE Department at NC State University, 1986
  • C. A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award, ISE Department at NC State University, 1996
  • C. A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award, ISE Department at NC State University, 2002
  • C. A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award, ISE Department at NC State University, 2008
  • C. A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award, ISE Department at NC State University, 2014
  • NCSU Alcoa Foundation Engineering Achievement Award, 1995
  • Technical Innovation in Industrial Engineering, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2003
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2006
  • Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2010
  • NCSU George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award, 2010
  • Edward P. Fitts Distinguished Professor, 2012
  • Henry Armfield Foscue Distinguished Professor, 2017

Publications

Allocation heuristics for high-altitude long- endurance UAV image intelligence platforms
Kim, G. and Hodgson, T. J. and King, R. E. and Liu, Y. N. and Kay, M. G. (2017), Military Operations Research, 22(3), 5-19.
Heuristic inventory policies for a hybrid manufacturing/remanufacturing system with product substitution
Ahiska, S. S. and Gocer, F. and King, R. E. (2017), Computers & Industrial Engineering, 114(), 206-222.
Supply chain operations reference model for us based powder bed metal additive manufacturing processes
Shouche, S. and Wysk, R. A. and King, R. E. and Harrysson, O. L. A. (2016), Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, (), 1158-1169.
Analysis of a downward substitution strategy in a manufacturing/remanufacturing system
Gocer, F. and Ahiska, S. S. and King, R. E. (2015), Communications in Computer and Information Science, 509(), 186-198.
Inventory policy characterisation methodologies for a single-product recoverable manufacturing system
Ahiska, S. S. and King, R. E. (2015), European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 9(2), 222-243.
On the economic lot scheduling problem: Stock-out prevention and system feasibility
Hanson, B. B. and Hodgson, T. J. and Kay, M. G. and King, R. E. and Thoney-Barletta, K. A. (2015), International Journal of Production Research, 53(16), 4903-4916.
Combined DES/SD model of breast cancer screening for older women, II: screening-and-treatment simulation
Tejada, J. J. and Ivy, J. S. and King, R. E. and Wilson, J. R. and Ballan, M. J. and Kay, M. G. and Diehl, K. M. and Yankaskas, B. C. (2014), IIE Transactions, 46(7), 707-727.
A Markov decision process-based policy characterization approach for a stochastic inventory control problem with unreliable sourcing
Ahiska, S. S. and Appaji, S. R. and King, R. E. and Warsing, D. P. (2013), International Journal of Production Economics, 144(2), 485-496.
An effective lower bound on L-max in a worker-constrained job shop
Lobo, B. J. and Hodgson, T. J. and King, R. E. and Thoney, K. A. and Wilson, J. R. (2013), Computers & Operations Research, 40(1), 328-343.
Information sharing in capacity constrained supply chains under lost sales
Davis, L. B. and King, R. E. and Hodgson, T. J. and Wei, W. B. (2011), International Journal of Production Research, 49(24), 7469-7491.
Inventory optimization in a one product recoverable manufacturing system
Ahiska, S. S. and King, R. E. (2010), International Journal of Production Economics, 124(1), 11-19.
Life cycle inventory policy characterizations for a single-product recoverable system
Ahiska, S. S. and King, R. E. (2010), International Journal of Production Economics, 124(1), 51-61.
Technical note: A computationally efficient algorithm for undiscounted Markov decision processes with restricted observations
Davis, L. B. and Hodgson, T. J. and King, R. E. and Wei, W. B. (2009), Naval Research Logistics, 56(1), 86-92.
Heuristics for balancing operating room and post-anesthesia resources under uncertainty
Iser, J. H. and Denton, B. T. and King, R. E. (2008), 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, vols 1-5, (), 1601-1608.
A simulation-based approach for inventory modeling of perishable pharmaceuticals
Vila-Parrish, A. R. and Ivy, J. S. and King, R. E. (2008), 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, vols 1-5, (), 1532-1538.
Satisfying due-dates in the presence of sequence dependent family setups with a special comedown structure
Taner, M. R. and Hodgson, T. J. and King, R. E. and Schultz, S. R. (2007), Computers & Industrial Engineering, 52(1), 57-70.
Determining sequence and ready times in a remanufacturing system
Stanfield, P. M. and King, R. E. and Hodgson, T. J. (2006), IIE Transactions, 38(7), 597-607.
Case study on statistically estimating minimum makespan for flow line scheduling problems
Wilson, A. D. and King, R. E. and Wilson, J. R. (2004), European Journal of Operational Research, 155(2), 439-454.
Minimizing L-max for the single machine scheduling problem with family set-ups
Schultz, S. R. and Hodgson, T. J. and King, R. E. and Taner, M. R. (2004), International Journal of Production Research, 42(20), 4315-4330.
On minimizing Lmax for the job shop scheduling problem
Schultz, S. R. and Hodgson, T. J. and King, R. E. and Thoney, K. A. (2004), International Journal of Production Research, 42(23), 4893-4907.
Scheduling non-similar groups on a flow line: multiple group setups
Wilson, A. D. and King, R. E. and Hodgson, T. J. (2004), Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 20(6), 505-515.
Integrated job release and shop-floor scheduling to minimize WIP and meet due-dates
Zozom, A. and Hodgson, T. J. and King, R. E. and Weintraub, A. J. and Cormier, D. (2003), International Journal of Production Research, 41(1), 31-45.
Satisfying due-dates in a job shop with sequence-dependent family set-ups
Taner, M. R. and Hodgson, T. J. and King, R. E. and Thoney, K. A. (2003), International Journal of Production Research, 41(17), 4153-4169.
Satisfying due-dates in large multi-factory supply chains
Thoney, K. A. and Hodgson, T. J. and King, R. E. and Taner, M. R. and Wilson, A. D. (2002), IIE Transactions, 34(9), 803-811.
Simulation Modeling of the textile supply chain - Part 1: The textile-plant models
Nuttle, H. L. W. and King, R. E. and Hunter, N. A. and Wilson, J. R. and Fang, S. C. (2000), Journal of the Textile Institute, 91(1), 35-50.
Simulation Modeling of the textile supply chain - Part II: Results and research directions
Nuttle, H. L. W. and King, R. E. and Fang, S. C. and Wilson, J. R. and Hunter, N. A. (2000), Journal of the Textile Institute, 91(1), 51-64.
On satisfying due-dates in large job shops: Idle time insertion
Hodgson, T. J. and King, R. E. and Thoney, K. and Stanislaw, N. and Weintraub, A. J. and Zozom, A. (1999), IIE Transactions, 32(2), 177-180.
Scheduling with alternatives: a link between process planning and scheduling
Weintraub, A. and Cormier, D. and Hodgson, T. and King, R. and Wilson, J. and Zozom, A. (1999), IIE Transactions, 31(11), 1093-1102.
Decision support system for lumber procurement and dry kiln scheduling
Huang, J. C. C. and Culbreth, C. T. and Joines, J. A. and King, R. E. and Hodgson, T. J. (1998), Forest Products Journal, 48(9), 51-59.
Ready time scheduling with stochastic service times
Hodgson, T. J. and King, R. E. and Stanfield, P. M. (1997), Operations Research, 45(5), 779-783.

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