Shahram Taj
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Dr. Shahram Taj is a professor of operations management and systems optimization in the College of Business Administration at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is also the academic co-director of the Product Development Program. He has published refereed articles in journals and proceedings such as Applications of Management Science, Decision Sciences, Interfaces, International Journal of Production Research, Methods and Models of Operations Research, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, and Computer and Industrial Engineering. He has conducted over 100 projects in the auto industry, covering productivity improvements in existing and proposed processes, optimizing design of machining and assembly lines, and whole factory design. He received the Franz Edelman Finalist Award for Achievement in Operations Research and Management Science in 1999. His current research interests are supply-chain optimization, lean manufacturing, product/process design and development, and application of technology in productivity improvement in manufacturing and service operations. He earned his PhD in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of Massachusetts.