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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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JOBS OF INTEREST TO TSL

  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, The Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montréal is seeking candidates for a tenure?track or tenured position in machine learning, statistics, optimization, operational research or financial engineering beginning June 1, 2022. Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.     The Department of Decision Sciences at HEC Montréal ( www.hec.ca/mqg , in French) offers a stimulating environment with 30 professors and 6 full-time lecturers. Department faculty carry out research in Data Science (including machine learning and statistics), Financial Engineering, and Operations Research. They are members of internationally recognized research centers such as Mila (Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, https://mila.quebec/en ), CIRRELT (Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation, https://www.cirrelt.ca/default.aspx ), CRM (Centre de Recherches Mathématiques,  http://www.crm.umontreal.ca/en ), and GERAD (Group for Research in Decision Analysis, http://www.gerad.ca/ ). They also contribute to the mission of IVADO (Institute for Data-driven Value Creation, http://www.ivado.ca/en ) and benefit from its various funding and transfer opportunities. Depending on their research area, the chosen candidate may be eligible to receive a Canada CIFAR AI Chair in machine learning ( https://cifar.ca/ai/canada-cifar-ai-chairs/ ).   HEC Montréal is a world-class business school. The School offers undergraduate programs as well as graduate degrees: an MBA, an EMBA, an MSc and a PhD. Courses are mainly taught in French but also in English and Spanish. The MSc program offers several specializations including: Data Science and Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Financial Engineering. The PhD program is offered jointly with McGill University, Concordia University and UQAM, and includes specializations in Data Science, Financial Engineering, and Management Science.   Qualifications – Candidates must: Have completed or nearly completed a PhD in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Statistics or Mathematics, or in a field related to decision science.  Have a strong publication record in their field of interest.  Show excellent potential in research, an aptitude to supervise students at the MSc and PhD levels, and a desire to engage in one of our research groups. Show excellent potential in teaching with demonstrated communication skills in either French or in English and a clear interest in becoming competent in both.   Interested candidates should submit online ( https://emplois-corps-professoral.hec.ca/job.php?id=729 ):  a curriculum vitae a cover letter  a research statement between one and three representative papers a copy of the PhD diploma or highest level university diploma evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available)   Candidates must also arrange to send at least three reference letters to mqg.info@hec.ca . Applicants who wish to do so are encouraged to include in their cover letter a description of their strategy to foster equity and diversity in the research program and/or examples of past initiatives.  All material should be received by December 1st, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   Commitment to Equity and Diversity   HEC Montréal recognizes the crucial and indispensable contribution of women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible or ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, and is committed to provide equal opportunities for all candidates.                                                                                                                                       To promote equity and excellence, the selection committee will take into account any career interruptions experienced by applicants. Applicants are invited to share the circumstances of any career interruptions and explain how these have impacted their career path.   Applicants with disabilities who might need accommodations at any stage of the application process may communicate in a confidential manner rh.ap@hec.ca.   All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.   We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Nationwide, The Logistics Optimization Specialist is responsible for supply chain optimization projects (cross dock, mixing center, vendor optimization, warehouse location optimization, centralized fleet optimization, etc.). Motivated, self-starting, individual contributor, with the ability to identify business gaps and run those scenarios through various transportation optimization software suites. Ability to present discoveries to multiple levels of leadership and stakeholders on optimization outputs. Serves as subject matter modeling expert for the Logistics organization for model set-up parameters, distribution, and fleet considerations for profitable and operationally successful route design. Participates in operational reviews to determine route opportunities by market and region and any current route adjustments needed. Job Description ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  • Work cross functionally to optimize logistics (Cross Dock Optimization, Mixing Center Analysis, Carrier Development Pricing Modeling Analysis, Vendor Analysis, Routing Re-Optimization, Mapping Optimization). • Collaboration and planning with Business Intelligence, IT departments, and other internal departments/stakeholders. • Review current business landscape to better optimize US Foods network.  • Identify business gaps and propose scenarios to leadership teams via the utilization of network optimization tools. • Improve Key supply chain performance metrics via the utilization of network optimization tools. • Identify any issues that may impact modeled loop output quality before validation and operational reviews occur with Logistics teams. • Support the design, implementation and tactical execution of Optimization Software (Ex. Llamasoft Supply Chain and Data Guru) to deliver optimized closed loop truck routes (Fully optimized front hauls and back hauls) for the USF Central Fleet team. • Partner with Central Fleet Logistics, supply chain stakeholders, and Field Transportation teams to understand equipment and dedicated driver capacities and constraints to incorporate into closed loop modeling parameters. QUALIFICATIONS Education/Training: • Masters in Operations Research or Industrial Engineering or related analytical field required Related Experience/Requirements: • 3+ years of industrial engineering, supply chain optimization and management, or logistics/transportation network strategy required. • 3+ years Transportation Optimization Software experience preferred. • LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru and Data Guru experience preferred. • Experience in logistics environment (transportation network strategy) preferred. • Supply chain planning, network optimization, forecasting, transportation, inventory management and warehousing knowledge or experience preferred. • Travel (10%). Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:   • In-depth understanding and experience with transportation route and/or supply chain network optimization software packages and principals is a must. • Knowledge of TMS (Transportation Management Solutions) preferred. • Ability to quickly learn and apply technical skills in a fast-paced environment preferred. • Highly motivated, self-starter with minimal supervision required. • Understanding of key supply chain performance levers (on-time delivery, freight cost and related components, inventory management, etc.) preferred • Strong database management and programming skills highly desired. • Exceptional written and oral communication skills a must.
  • Shanghai, China, School of Economics & Management (SEM) at Shanghai Maritime University cordially invites applications for full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty positions. We now invite applications for Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the fields of Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Information Management and E-commerce, Transportation Management and Decision-Making, Decision Science, Port and Shipping Management, Finance, Economics, and Accounting. Lateral moves to assistant professorship or untenured associate professorship will also be considered. SEM plays a key role in the building of the international shipping center in Shanghai, by cultivating intellectual elite and conducting related researches. Its goal is to improve the professional knowledge and skills of students and to enhance value to both local and global organizations and communities in shipping, logistics and other maritime and port industries. Our faculty will arrange an online interview 15 days after receiving the application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should email a detailed curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, three letters of reference and copies of two sample research papers to jhmi@shmtu.edu.cn and mijinhong.shmtu@gmail.com with the subject heading “INFORMS Faculty Application 2021-Management Science”.
  • West Lafayette, Indiana, The School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position in production planning and control, focusing on advancing the frontiers of core areas, such as facilities location, layout design, transportation and logistics, supply chain, scheduling, inventory, and material handling, with novel applications in manufacturing and service systems. The School of Industrial Engineering is consistently ranked as one of the top industrial engineering programs in the nation (2nd for undergraduate programs, 1st for online MS programs and 10th for overall graduate programs) and recognized as an international pioneer and leader in the quality of its educational and research programs.  New faculty members will become part of a vibrant community of scholars who are committed to Rethinking IE and helping guide the profession to impact societal grand challenges of the 21st century. The School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University is making significant investments in advancing the frontiers of next generation information engineering and data analytics, systems science, cognition and decision-making, and manufacturing of products and services. The School is an integral part of Purdue’s College of Engineering. Purdue Engineering is one of the largest and top-ranked engineering colleges in the nation (2nd public college for engineering, 3rd for online graduate engineering programs, 4th for graduate programs, 6th in the world for utility patents, and 9th for undergraduate programs) and renowned for top-notch faculty, students, unique research facilities, and a culture of collegiality and excellence. The College goal of Pinnacle of Excellence at Scale is guiding strategic growth in new directions, by investing in people, exciting initiatives , and facilities . Purdue is an ADVANCE institution http://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue/ . The School of Industrial Engineering is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program that provides dual career assistance and relocation services. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women,  individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.   Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering or a related field and demonstrate excellent potential to build an independent research program, as well as potential to educate and mentor students.  The successful candidate will conduct original research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service both at the School and the University levels.
  • Florence, South Carolina, Francis Marion University and the Department of Physics and Engineering invite applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Industrial Engineering. The department has thirteen faculty members and is home to undergraduate degree programs in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering technology, computational physics, and health physics.  The FMU Industrial Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The department benefits from close ties with local and regional industry. The department faculty are dedicated teacher-scholars committed to outstanding teaching, excellent scholarship, and the promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion in physics and engineering.  We encourage applications from candidates with an interest in teaching students from diverse backgrounds, particularly with respect to race and academic preparation. Candidates with specialties in all areas of Industrial Engineering are invited to apply. Preference will be given to those candidates with expertise in operations research (modeling), quality control, industrial statistics, logistics, or supply chain.  The successful candidate will support a variety of undergraduate engineering courses from the intro to upper levels. More information on the department and its programs is available at the department’s website: http://www.fmarion.edu/physicsandengineering  More information on the Industrial Engineering program can be found at: http://www.fmarion.edu/industrialengineering      Qualifications: Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering or related field.   Start Date: January 2022 or August 2022   Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach 9-12 hours of engineering lectures and labs each semester and will conduct research and involve undergraduates in research projects.  The candidate may also support introductory physics laboratory instruction as load and demand warrants.   Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   Professional Development: Francis Marion University provides generous support for conference travel when presenting. Research stipends are available on a competitive basis.  Equipment grants are also available to further educational experiences and research with students.   Application Process:   Prepare a single PDF file containing: 1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 21-93); 2) Curriculum vitae ; 3) Copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate); 4) FM Faculty Application; and 5) Any other pertinent materials.   Use the following URL both to provide information about yourself and to upload your application PDF file: www.tinyurl.com/fmu-ie-application   Arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf using the following URL: www.tinyurl.com/fmu-ie-ref   As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission and encourages applications by women and minorities     An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution

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