Gary Gaukler is an Associate Professor at the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. His 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.
Dr. 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.
He holds an MS in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech, an MS in Operations Research from Stanford, and a Ph.D. in Management Science, also from Stanford.