Welcome to the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society!

The INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society provides INFORMS members and friends with a sustained, specialized focus on all topics of transportation science and logistics, including current and potential problems and contributions to their solution, and supports efforts to extend, unify, and integrate related branches of knowledge and practice. We encourage the education of students and the continuing education of practitioners.

The Society was formed in 2004 with the merger of the Transportation Science and Logistics Sections. The Aviation Applications Section became an affiliate of the Society in 2008 and all members of the Aviation Applications Section are also members of TSL.

The Society is the editorial home of one of INFORMS’ flagship journals, Transportation Science.

The Society includes five special interest groups: Air Transportation, Freight Transportation and Logistics, Urban Transportation Planning and Modeling, Facility Logistics, and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

TSL includes just under 1,000 members, almost half of whom are students. More are welcome. Find us on Twitter!
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  • Seattle, Washington, The Data Scientist will be a subject matter expert in guiding major analytics efforts across the organization. Time will be spent developing junior analysts within the organization to ensure that bench strength is developed and that a data-driven culture is supported throughout Darigold. As part of the Supply Chain Design Team that focuses on operations research, statistics, modeling, data analysis to inform the senior leadership team on opportunities in the physical network and processes. The Data Scientist will be highly visible while creating solutions for a complex, vertically integrated supply chain. You will have the opportunity to not only present findings directly to decision makers but also help transition into automated decision support systems. As part of a small, focused team, you will collaborate on developing tools and standards to improve decision making and productivity. What You Will Do Manage large amounts of data specific to Supply Chain analytical projects, problem solving, and decision support. Apply practical logistics and supply chain knowledge to replicate physical systems. Develop analytical models related to facility location, distribution flow, vehicle routing, production scheduling, resource allocation, capacity planning and inventory strategy using open source/commercial solvers or internally developed algorithms. Develop simulations to help answer challenging questions on complex processes at plants. Identify, define, and scope areas/problems requiring constant decision making that can benefit from decision support systems. Lead efforts in the design, development, and deployment of decision support systems. Expand Supply Chain Design service offerings to push for more data-driven culture. Create clear, concise, and insightful data-driven presentation materials and communicate (both written and verbal) to a variety of audiences at all levels within the business. Collaborate across business functions and focus on driving a data-driven outlook What You Bring: Masters in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Operations Research, or closely related field. 5+ years of experience creating data-driven solutions using Optimization, Simulations and Statistics. Experience in Supply Chain and Manufacturing a strong plus. Nice to Have’s Solid understanding of Optimization Theory and Methods accompanied by expertise in open-source or commercial solvers such as Gurobi, or Lamasoft Supply Chain Guru, CPLEX and Xpress. Deep expertise in formulating Linear and Mixed Integer Programming models, understanding of solve performance trade-offs between formulations. Understanding of discrete event systems accompanied with experience in open-source simulation frameworks. Development experience in at least one programming language (Python, C++, Java) and understanding of Object-Oriented Design. Experience with relational databases such as SQL Server and MySQL. Experience with visualization tool such as Power BI, Tableau Experience designing, developing, and deploying decision support systems a plus. Experience with cloud technologies and services a plus. Education, Experience and Certifications • Master’s in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Operations Research, or closely related field. • 5+ years of experience creating data-driven solutions using Optimization, Simulations and Statistics. • Experience in Supply Chain and Manufacturing a strong plus. Benefits of Working at Darigold We understand that as an employee, benefits that support you and your family in and out of work are important. We are proud to offer eligible positions a competitive total rewards package – that includes: Employer 401K contribution of up to 9% Comprehensive medical, dental & vision benefits Employer paid life & disability coverage Paid time off and paid Holidays 8 weeks paid paternal Leave Education assistance Flexible (hybrid) working arrangement Community giving through matching donations Access to great dairy products & participation in our employee butter purchase program Our Commitment to Diversity Achieving our vision to Lead Dairy Forward requires cultivating and supporting a team with varying backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing a workplace based on mutual respect where all employees feel included and can bring their best and authentic selves to work every day. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. We welcome all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. As a condition of employment applicants offered a role will be required to successfully pass our pre-employment background screen, receive a negative drug screen result & confirm eligibility to work in the U.S. We participate in E-Verify - please follow the links for details, English / Spanish & view our Right to Work Statement, English / Spanish . depending on the level of experience and tool knowledge, the salary range for this role is $115-136,000.00
  • Plaquemine, Louisiana, Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Site Logistics Engineer (Bulk Loading) located in Plaquemine, LA !    About You As the Senior Site Logistics Engineer, you will provide technical support and Supply Chain functional expertise to assist work teams on daily operations in the areas of safety, productivity, quality, cost management, and reliability.  You will also support Bulk Loading (Hopper Car) loading activities at LAO Polyethylene assets(A,B,C,D) will work to identify and implement technical solutions that optimize site logistics operations and maximize business value.   Also, you can complete each of the following tasks: Providing leadership to continuously improve the department’s environmental, health, & safety performance. Be a change agent and advocate for inclusion, model leadership at all levels Working with Technical Advisors and plant personnel to optimize operations and meet Business and department goals (Safety, productivity, cost, quality). Managing cost and spending for accountable areas in conjunction with technical advisors. Understanding all applicable site logistics process technology and equipment for bulk loading. Participating in advanced troubleshooting and coaching others to learn these skills. Collecting and analyzing operational data to assist with the evaluation of improvement opportunities. Demonstrates priority and commitment through personal behavior. Establishes and models expected behaviors for an empowered organization. Ensuring that best practices, Most Effective Technology (MET), and Supply Chain operating discipline requirements are effectively implemented. As required, communicating technical information and issues to plant personnel, technology or expertise centers. As required, participating on and leading teams in his/her area of accountability. Leading Root Cause Investigations / Failure analysis in their area of responsibility and being a first point of contact for Operations resources. Ensuring performance metrics/measurements are collected to track work process and operational performance. Understanding the Business needs relating to production and translates these Business production goals into site logistics activity goals. Ensuring effective measurement systems are in place to track loading productivity and asset utilization. Coaching plant personnel on measurement systems and daily updates of performance records and business measurements. Ensuring site logistics operating discipline, procedures and guidelines meet applicable safety and quality requirements. Site logistics contact for issues regarding quality and tools to address customer issues. Initiating improvement project ideas and working with business/functional improvement leaders to secure funding as appropriate. Works with business and logistics personnel to introduce new products.   The critical competencies required for success are: supply chain management skills, safety mindset, interpersonal effectiveness, understanding customer needs, team work, taking initiative, problem solving skills, value creation, technical proficiency in use of computer applications, analytical skills and project management skills.   Additional Note: -Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility. Required Qualifications: A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a Supply Chain discipline or relevant military experience at a U.S. E6 rank or Canadian Petty Officer 2nd Class or higher is required. A minimum of 4 years of industry experience is required. A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.   Preferred Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Engineering is preferred 5 or more years of industry experience is preferred
  • York, Pennsylvania, Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management Penn State York invites applications for a Teaching-line Faculty Position in Project and Supply Management (teaching-line appointment, 36 weeks) to begin August 2023, or as negotiated. Teach each semester lower- and upper-division courses in management and project/supply chain management and supporting areas such as statistics and/or management information systems. Instruction modalities include traditional, hybrid, and/or online delivery methods. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening, and/or Saturday classes as needed. Remain current in the field through appropriate professional development activities. Participate in professional organizations and in the course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Required Qualifications: Master's Degree in business administration, project management, logistics, or a closely related discipline for the rank of Lecturer. ABD candidates will be considered if there is a clear degree completion date and appointed to the rank of Lecturer until PhD is in hand. Ph.D. in business administration, project management, logistics, or a closely related discipline for the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Prior college-level and online teaching. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment. Preferred Qualifications: Prior business experience. Degrees awarded by an AACSB - accredited institution. CAMPUS INFORMATION : Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and professions. Penn State York is one of more than twenty Penn State campuses statewide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 800 students; about 15% are adult learners. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as twelve baccalaureate degrees and five associate degrees. Penn State York is located in southcentral Pennsylvania, approximately two hours from Washington, DC, or Philadelphia. The campus rests on 51 acres, overlooking the historic city of York. Students and faculty at Penn State York have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have many opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. HOW TO APPLY: Upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae Other information pertinent to the position may also be included Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references Inquiries about the position should be addressed to: Dr. Robert Farrell, Director of Academic Affairs Penn State York E-mail: jrf10 @psu.edu. Telephone: 717-771-4051 Closing Date: Application review begins September 30, 2022, and continues until a suitable candidate is found. Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-York/Lecturer-Assistant-Teaching-Professor-of-Project-and-Supply-Chain-Management_REQ_0000033655-2 CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/ , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Copyright ©2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-212da22db04d14418beaa59569020d16
  • Innsbruck, Austria, The Department of Information Systems, Production and Logistics Management at the Faculty of Business and Management at the Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck seeks to fill a  Tenure Track Position in Business Administration with a focus on Digital Supply Chain Management at the earliest convenience. For detailed information, see: https://www.uibk.ac.at/info-berufungsverfahren/ausschreibungstexte/bwl-m.-sp-digsupman_atlangengl.pdf
  • Guangzhou, China, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world-renowned international research university. With a strong track record of cultivating high-end talents and nurturing future leaders for academia and industry, HKUST is well positioned to craft an innovative approach to cross-disciplinary education and research in the Guangzhou (GZ) campus (https://hkust-gz.edu.cn/). The Ministry of Education of People's Republic of China officially approved the establishment of HKUST(GZ) in June 2022. Located in Qingsheng Hub Cluster, Nansha, Guangzhou, HKUST(GZ) will open its door on September 1, 2022. The intended areas of focus in the GZ Campus will be thematic and cross-disciplinary in nature, synergistic with HKUST without overlapping academic degrees or structures. 4 Academic Hubs (equivalent to schools) with 16 Thrust Areas (equivalent to departments) are now in place. About INTR Thrust, HKUST(GZ) As one of the primary academic units of HKUST (GZ), INTR (Intelligent Transportation) is an integrative and innovative cross-disciplinary thrust under the Systems Hub. With a scope that covers land, air and maritime transportation, we aim to enhance the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of multi-modal transportation systems. INTR Thrust invites applications or nominations for multiple faculty positions at all ranks (Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor) in Intelligent Transportation (INTR) Thrust. We welcome applicants with research focus in the following areas, including but not limited to: •Acquisition, Analysis and Applications of Traffic Big Data •Shared mobility, Mobility as a service (MaaS) •Analysis, Modelling, and Optimization of Transportation System with Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) •Testbed and Traffic Simulation of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) •Operations and Management of Urban Rail Transit Systems •Safety and Security of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) •Green Aviation Technologies •Automated Port Operations and Shipping Logistics Qualification of Candidates Applicants must have a PhD degree in relevant fields. Senior academics should have proven teaching commitment and performance, experience and readiness in cross-disciplinary curriculum and program design, and demonstrated service to the academic community and/or the public. English is the medium of instruction at HKUST (GZ). HKUST(GZ) is committed to diversity in recruitment and equal opportunity employment and we strongly encourage suitable candidates of diverse backgrounds to submit their applications. Application Procedure Please submit the application via the HKUST(GZ) Recruitment System (https://facrecruit.hkust.edu.hk/).  You should first sign up to create your personal account.  For more information, please visit the recruitment website (https://gz-faculty-recruitment.hkust.edu.hk/). Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled.  We thank applicants for their interest.  Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of their application. For questions regarding the recruitment system or general inquiries, please reach us at facultyhire@ust.hk . For Hub/Thrust specific questions, please address to intrt@ust.hk with subject title of “Application to INTR”. Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous research funds, ample laboratory space and excellent research equipment and support will be provided. All posts are tenure-track Chinese Mainland appointments to be offered by the HKUST Mainland entity in accordance with the local employment laws and regulations. Appointments to Professor rank and some Associate Professor rank will be made on a substantive basis while initial appointments to other tenure-track faculty ranks will be made on a fixed-term contract of up to three years, and re-appointments thereafter will be subject to performance and mutual agreement.

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