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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.

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  • University Park, Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management The Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS) Department of the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Supply Chain and Information Systems at the Assistant Professor level for a Fall 2022 start date. Salary is competitive. Candidates must have a doctorate degree (granted or completed by the appointment/start date) in supply chain management or related field. A strong commitment to research and teaching excellence is expected. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active research program, perform undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervise graduate students, and engage in service activities. The SC&IS Department comprises a vibrant, research-active faculty with research and teaching interests that traverse the end-to-end supply chain and includes business logistics, sourcing, manufacturing, and service operations. The department offers degree programs in supply chain management, management information systems, and business analytics. We seek outstanding candidates with expertise in sourcing, operations, and business analytics that would complement the faculty with high-quality research and teaching in student-centered and collaborative learning environments. The Smeal College of Business offers a collegial working environment and excellent campus facilities. It has the Center for Supply Chain Research® (www.smeal.psu.edu/cscr) which advances cutting-edge research and outreach in supply chain management. The SC&IS Department (www.smeal.psu.edu/scis ) also has strong connections with the business community through various research centers that provide opportunities to interface with faculty across various disciplines within Smeal and across Penn State. For more information, please visit: https://www.smeal.psu.edu/research-centers Review of applications will begin approximately February 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Dawn Corman at drc18@psu.edu. Applicants should upload a letter of intent, a statement of research and teaching, and a CV. Contact information for three references also should be provided. 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. Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Assistant-Professor-of-Supply-Chain-Management_REQ_0000024377 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 ©2021 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-327246cd6526d2498333ae535fea5f83
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Are you a result-driven, goal oriented, and self-spirited data enthusiast looking for an exciting opportunity to influence future growth and transportation infrastructure planning decisions for the City of Edmonton? Urban Planning and Economy is looking to grow our team with your specialized experience!  This Project Engineer (EIT) position will function as part of the technical team that develops, maintains and implements advanced spatial economic, land use, and transportation forecasting models to support corporate wide growth, land use and transportation planning initiatives.  With advanced knowledge in discrete choice modeling techniques, statistical estimation and data science,the Project Engineer is required to combine urban economics, urban planning, transportation planning, traffic engineering concepts for developing, operating, and maintaining large scale simulation models. The understanding of engineering principles and spatial nature of urban settings, proficiency in handling large scale spatial data, and ability to perform complex spatial analytics and statistical computations are critical success factors of this role. Under the guidance of an licensed professional engineer (project engineer or senior engineer), this position  will work with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, economists, urban and land use planners, GIS technicians, and technologists to develop an effective analytic platform to inform potential implications of a planning or strategic decision to a variety of stakeholders, leaders and the City Council. As the successful Project Engineer in Training you will be responsible for:  Assist to develop, maintain, and execute decision support Models Provide support to develop, implement, and calibrate modelling frameworks such as the Regional Travel Model (RTM) and Edmonton Metro Region Spatial Economic and Transportation (MRSET) model Incorporate engineering and urban planning principles and mathematical and statistical estimation techniques into the modeling frameworks, and develop scripts to update modelling platforms Manage geo-database to process large scale input and output data, conduct calibration routines and post processing of  model outputs Provide assistance to maintain, organize, and track forecasting horizons scenarios and geo databases to increase operational efficiencies and optimize service delivery times to the corporate clients and stakeholders Research industry practice on advanced land use and travel demand models and identify potential improvements for the modeling platform to better support the corporate needs  Respond to Analytics Service Inquiries  Configure the model runtime environment with the policy and scenario definition and execute model runs for assessment and evaluations. Analyze and evaluate alternative policies and strategies related to urban growth, housing, pricing, road, transit, and travel demand management Assist the project engineer or senior engineer in undertaking predictive analytics using modeling platforms for a broad variety of strategic and planning projects  Analyze the effects of regulatory measures and assess the policy implications on land use projects and its impacts on transportation systems Communication and Engagement  Provide assistance in preparing modeling outputs and results with infographics to communicate the story to the senior management Assist in developing interactive visual tools and dashboards through strategic use of technology to communicate modeling results in a method that can be used for decision making Collaborate with teams, groups and subject matter experts from both the inside and the outside of the unit to increase knowledge and understand business needs Prepare technical report for signing engineer’s review Qualifications : Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering with coursework in Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning, Discrete Choice Modelling, Land Use Planning, Urban Planning, and/or Urban Economics Post Graduation in Transportation Engineering or Urban Planning or in a related discipline is an asset Must be registered and in good standing as an Engineer in Training (EIT) with APEGA or similar Professional Engineering Association (or eligible to be registered) and working towards a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation Understand and apply highly complex technical concepts and choice modeling theories and develop/maintain regional travel model Knowledge of discrete choice modeling and statistical estimation, spatial economic and travel behaviour modeling Good understanding and ability to apply engineering principles related to land use and transportation planning, urban goods movements, urban transportation economics, cost benefit analysis, land use planning, and urban planning, transit planning, traffic operations, and transportation design Strong background in statistical concepts, statistical estimation, exploratory data analysis Familiar with open source libraries, packages and hosting repositories such as GitHub Strong familiarity with one of the travel demand modeling packages such as EMME, VISUM, TransCAD, CUBE) Experience with relational databases, SQL, and scripting languages (e.g. Python) Proficient in data processing, undertaking data analysis, and data visualization using scripting tools Experience or the ability to assist with the development and explanation of transportation and land use models within a regional transportation and land use planning context Strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills with experience in solving complex and sensitive issues Strong verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presenting Demonstrated ability and willingness to develop strong relationships and work in a collaborative, integrated manner Ability and willingness to delegate and empower others Applicants may be tested  The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here:  https://bit.ly/3hd2d95 . The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact  Employment@edmonton.ca .  COVID-19 Notice : The City of Edmonton has implemented a COVID 19-Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires, and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption. For more information, please refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy ( bit.ly/3lKwb6j ) and COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure ( bit.ly/39BICMt ).  Up to 1 permanent full time position Hours  of Work : 40 hours per week The weekly hours of work for this position are currently under review and may change at a future time. Any changes will be made in accordance with the City of Edmonton/Civic Service Union 52 collective agreement and the incumbent will be notified in advance. Once the successful candidate receives their Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation and meets four (4) years of related work experience, they may be reclassified to a PE2.  Salary : $31.623 - $38.438 (Hourly); $66,028.820 - $80,258.540 (Annually) PE2 Salary :  $73, 738 - $105, 340 (Annually) at 36.90 hours per week Talent Acquisition Consultant : HR/JB       Classification Title :   Engineer In Training (EIT) Posting Date :   Jan 20, 2022 Closing Date :   Feb 10, 2022 11:59:00 PM (MST) Number of Openings (up to) :   1       -       Permanent,  Full-time Union : CSU 52 Department : DCMO Work Location(s) : 8th Floor Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue   Edmonton   T5J 0J4 Please submit your application in this website: https://recruitment.edmonton.ca/job/42609/Project-Engineer-EIT-Urban-Planning-and-Economy Salary: $31.623 - $38.438 (Hourly); $66,028.820 - $80,258.540 (Annually) PE2 Salary: $73, 738 - $105, 340 (Annually) at 36.90 hours per week
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Department of Supply Chain Management Vacancy Number: 31362 / 31363 / 31364 The Department of Supply Chain Management (SCM) at the Asper School of Business (http://umanitoba.ca/asper), University of Manitoba (http://www.umanitoba.ca ), invites applications for one or more tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant, Associate or Professor rank in Supply Chain Management with a strong preference for individuals engaged in research on supply chain management and related areas and who are prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate-level courses on topics such as supply chain management, logistics, transportation, purchasing and lean operations. The normal teaching load at the Asper school is four courses per year (usually 2 + 2+0 over the three academic terms). The starting date for this position is July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Asper School of Business is accredited by the AACSB and is the major business school in the province of Manitoba. The School offers undergraduate, MBA, a newly launched Professional Master of Supply Chain Management and Logistics (MSCM) (https://umanitoba.ca/explore/programs-ofstudy/master-supply-chain-management-and-logistics-mscm ), MFin, M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees with a Ph.D. concentration in supply chain management scheduled to begin in September 2023. The Department of SCM was established July 1, 2004, bringing together experts in transportation, supply chain management, management science, and operations management, including the Director of the Transport Institute (https://umanitoba.ca/asper/transport-institute ). The Department of SCM and the Transport Institute share a joint mandate to become a Centre of Excellence in Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain Management. Duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, graduate student supervision, the ability to establish or continue an already established externally funded research program, and service to the University and scholarly discipline. Candidates must have completed or have nearly completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline. This position requires strong research orientation and candidates should have a strong record of high-quality publications or a promising research potential to publish in top-tier supply chain management journals. Although not required, pertinent experience in industry will be considered an asset. To be considered at the Associate Professor and Professor Levels, candidates must have demonstrated a strong record of high-quality publications, strong leadership skills, evidence of graduate student supervision, and evidence of strong teaching in line with the Asper School of Business Promotion Guidelines. The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, a cosmopolitan city with a population over 800,000.  Winnipeg, the capital of the Province of Manitoba, is a culturally diverse community known for its variety of summer and winter festivals. The city has all the facilities of a major urban centre, but with the atmosphere of a smaller, friendlier city. It provides a high quality of life at modest expense and offers access to some of the most beautiful lake country and recreational facilities in North America. For more information on the city of Winnipeg, visit www.tourismwinnipeg.com. Applicants are requested to submit the following materials, preferably via email as one PDF file attachment, by the application deadline of February 26, 2022. Reviewing of applications will commence on February 26, 2022 and will be ongoing as received. The position will remain open until we have the successful candidate. The complete application package must include: 1. Cover letter with a concise summary of qualifications and a personal statement of suitability for the position. 2. Complete curriculum vitae. 3. Research statement highlighting the applicant's most significant contributions and connecting these to the applicant's vision of success in the short-term, medium-term (~5 years) and long-term (career). 4. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests that documents the applicant's experience in, and approach to, training and mentoring diverse students. 5. Names and addresses of at least three (3) referees (reference letters will be requested from shortlisted candidates only). 6. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a statement describing past, present or planned actions to promote equity, diversity, inclusion and reconciliation in the academic community (maximum two pages); and Applications should be delivered to Siobhan VanDeKeere email: Siobhan.VanDeKeere@umanitoba.ca referring to “Positions #31362 / 31363 / 31364” in the subject heading and addressed to the search committee: Dr. S.S.Appadoo, Professor & Head Dept. of Supply chain Management, Asper School of Business University of Manitoba The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. Review of applications will begin on February 26, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start-date for the successful applicant is July 1, 2022. All members of the University of Manitoba community are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination. For more information, please visit the University of Manitoba COVID website https://umanitoba.ca/coronavirus .
  • Reston, Virginia, Government Scientific Source Inc., (GSS), is seeking an experienced, highly-motivated Director of Customer Service to join our team. Summary: The Customer Service Director is responsible for leading a multi-site Customer Service organization with a clear vision and strategy to drive operational excellence.   Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Oversee Customer Service quote-to-cash functions to ensure process control, and compliance. Provide vision, strategic direction, planning, and execution to meet/exceed organizational goals. Recruit, interview, hire, train, and coach a multi-site team of Customer Service personnel. Grow performance management process that drives accountability for individual and team goals, while recognizing exceptional performance. Draft, implement, and execute policies and procedures to facilitate a quality customer service experience for GSS’ customers. Build out and monitor KPI’s, metrics, and SLA’s to ensure adherence to contractual requirements and to drive continuous process improvement. Grow employee engagement and foster a positive and productive culture through dynamic leadership. Work effectively with cross-functional leadership and stakeholders, including Sales, Marketing, SMG, IT, and Logistics. Maintain in-depth knowledge of the company’s business, systems, and processes. Develop and monitor customer satisfaction based on the voice of the customer (VOC). Proactively implement strategies to improve service and drive customer loyalty. Lead the customer service team through technology implementation/upgrades. Continue to convert to a data driven approach to improve service to GSS customers. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. AAP/EEO Statement: Government Scientific Source (“GSS”) is a covered federal contractor or subcontractor subject to the requirements of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), as amended, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. As such, GSS is bound by the terms of VEVRAA and Section 503, and shall not discriminate against individuals with disabilities, and is committed to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of Government Scientific Source (“GSS”) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. As a federal contractor, GSS is subject to the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force which requires covered contractor employees to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022. GSS offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, FSA/DCA, 100% company-paid life and disability insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, PTO, tuition reimbursement, flexible schedule, onsite fitness room, and more! Required Experience: 10+ years of experience with increased responsibility in Customer Service 5+ years in managing teams of 40+ employees in multiple sites Excellent verbal and written communication skills Highly organized and keen attention to detail Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Expert in order-to-cash process and extensive knowledge of Customer Service principles and practices Experience with both domestic and international commerce and familiar with import and export operations ERP experience CRM experience a plus Limited Travel may be required
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion. DEPARTMENT OF LOGISTICS AND MARITIME STUDIES Associate Professor in Supply Chain and Operations Management (Empirical Studies) The Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Business.  The Department offers a full range of degree programmes in supply chain and operations management, maritime studies and others.  The Department takes a multi-disciplinary approach to establishing an area of excellence in logistics, supply chain, and operations management.  It strives to be a key player in Hong Kong’s pursuit to become an international logistics hub. The Department’s research portfolio lies in both academic and applied research. Professional services to industries are also provided by the academic staff in the form of consultancy in such areas as efficiency and quality improvement studies, market and operational analyses, optimisation, production, purchasing, and supply chain management.  The Department also runs various self-financed programmes tailor-made to meet specific industry needs. Please visit the website at http://www.lms.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the Department. Duties The appointee will be required to: undertake teaching duties at various levels in the area of Supply Chain and Operations Management; supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects and theses; conduct research in related areas and contribute to the development of the Department’s research strengths; initiate, lead and participate in scholarly research in their areas of expertise and be active in research leading to quality journal publications and in bidding for external research grants and applied research projects; engage in programme/curriculum planning, development and administration; undertake relevant administrative duties; and perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his delegates. Qualifications Applicants should have: (a)     a PhD degree in a related discipline and substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience; (b)     solid experience in teaching and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research; (c)     an excellent record in academic and research achievement; and (d)     qualities of creativity, initiative and leadership. Preference will be given to those with prior business/managerial experience in related industries. Remuneration and Conditions of Service A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor level.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/docdrive/careers/doc/Prof.pdf .  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.  Application Please send a completed application form by post, nominate three referees from different institutions/organisations by providing their names, addresses and relationship with the applicants, to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk .  Application forms can be downloaded from https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/guidelines_and_forms/forms .  If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.  The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/careers/guidelines_and_forms/pics_for_recruitment . PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.   January 2022

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