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Michele Pfund

Associate Dean
Undergraduate Programs

Clinical Professor
Supply Chain Management

Office:BA 186
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 873406
Tempe, AZ 85287-3406

Phone: 480-965-6409
Fax: 480-965-8883
Email: Michele.Pfund@asu.edu
Michele Pfund

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Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2002; M.S., Purdue University, 1999; B.S., Case Western Reserve Univeristy, 1993.

Research Areas
Decision analysis, optimization, and simulation methodologies that support pharmaceutical and medical device R&D; supply chain management; modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems.

Current Projects
M. Pfund and J. Fowler, "Extending The Boundaries Between Scheduling And Dispatching: Hedging And Rescheduling Techniques," International Journal of Production Research

Y. Chen, J. Fowler, M. Pfund, and D. Montgomery, "Parameterization of Composite Dispatching Rules," Journal of Scheduling

Academic Positions
Arizona State University: 1999-present.

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
Johnson & Johnson Standards of Leadership, 2004; Induction: Alpha Pi Mu, Omega Rho, Phi Kappa Honor Societies, 2002; John W. Teets Outstanding Teaching Award for the School of Business, 2000.

Professional Leadership
Faculty/Industrial Adviser for ORMS Tomorrow, Student Journal of INFORMS, 2003-present; Editor for ORMS Tomorrow, Student Journal of INFORMS, 2000-2002; Referee for: Computers and Industrial Engineering, Computers and Operations Research.

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Assistant Director, Johnson & Johnson, 2003-2004; Development Engineer, Roche Diagnostics, 1997-1999; Manufacturing Engineer, Nellcor Puritan Bennett, 1994-1997.

Representative Publications
R. Swaminathan, M. Pfund, J. Fowler, and S. Mason, "Minimizing Total Weighted Tardiness in a Dynamic Flowshop with Variable Processing Times," Journal: Computers and Operations Research, to appear

S. Diaz, J. Fowler, M. Pfund, G. Mackulak, and M. Hickie, "Evaluating the Impacts of Reticle Requirements in Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication," IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 622-632, 2005

L. Mönch, H. Balasubramanian, J. Fowler, and M. Pfund, "Heuristic Scheduling of Jobs on Parallel Batch Machines with Incompatible Job Families and Unequal Ready Times," Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 32, No. 11, pp. 2731-2750, 2005





ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

SCM 502 - Operations and Supply Mgmt
Contemporary management issues, including environmental, project, and supply chain management; new product development; quality control; TQM.

WPC 101 - Student Success in Business
Introduces students to resources that help them to succeed in the W. P. Carey School of Business.

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