Portrait of Gary Gaukler
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  • Degrees
    PhD, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University
    MS, Operations Research, Stanford University
  • Research Interests
    Analytics, Innovation, Operations management, Management, RFID and sensors, Supply chain management, Technology

Gary Gaukler’s academic interests center around quantitative analytics methods applied to operations. He is particularly interested in the impact of automatic identification and sensor technologies such as RFID on supply chain and logistics operations.

Prior to joining the Drucker School, he was a faculty member in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, as well as in the Department of Information & Operations Management, both at Texas A&M University. He is published in academic and business-oriented journals on the topics of RFID technology, retail operations, inventory control, logistics and supply chain visibility, emergency preparedness, and homeland security.

Gaukler is active in consulting for industry in the areas of RFID, operations management, and supply chain management. His clients have included UPS, Hewlett-Packard, Applied Materials, and Volkswagen. He has also served as expert witness in patent infringement and class-action lawsuits. Recently, Gaukler served as the systems analysis team lead for a $7.5 million multidisciplinary research project funded jointly by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security.

Co-authored with R. Kim and C.W. Lee. “Improving Healthcare Quality: A Technological and Managerial Innovation Perspective,” Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 113, December 2016.

Co-authored with A. Verma. “Pre-positioning Disaster Response Facilities at Safe Locations: An Evaluation of Deterministic and Stochastic Modeling Approaches,” Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 62, October 2015.

Co-authored with V. Chebolu-Subramanian. “Product Contamination in a Multi-Stage Food Supply Chain,” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 244, Issue 1, July 2015.

Co-authored with M. Ketzenberg and J. Bloemhof. “Managing Perishables with Time and Temperature History,” Production and Operations Management, Vol. 24, Issue 1, January 2015.

“Item-level RFID in a Retail Supply Chain with Stockout-based Substitution,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol. 7, Issue 2, 2011.

Co-authored with W. Hausman. “RFID in Mixed-Model Automotive Assembly Operations: Process and Quality Savings,” IIE Transactions, Vol. 40, Issue 11, 2008.

Co-authored with Ö. Özer and W. Hausman. “Order Progress Information: Improved Dynamic Emergency Ordering Policies,” Production and Operations Management, Vol. 17, Issue 6, 2008.

Co-authored with R. Seifert and W. Hausman. “Item-level RFID in the Retail Supply Chain,” Production and Operations Management, Vol. 16, Issue 1, 2007.

Business Analytics I
Business Analytics II: Data Analytics and Machine Learning
Quantitative Methods
Operations Management