R. John Milne received his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in operations research from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in decision sciences and engineering systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His 26 year career at IBM focused on the application of operations research to decision problems in supply chain management. His work at IBM was recognized by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) with the Franz Edelman Finalist Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences and the Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice. Presently, he is the Neil ’64 and Karen Bonke Associate Professor in Engineering Management at Clarkson University. His research focuses on the application of operations research to planning and scheduling problems. He teaches courses in operations research, operations and supply chain management, and advises engineering & management students on their senior capstone design projects. He is the inventor or co-inventor of over 40 U.S. patents.