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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.

TSL includes just under 1,000 members, almost half of whom are students. More are welcome. Find us on Twitter!
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  • Oakland, California, Marketing Statement Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program. Department Maintenance & Engineering Pay and Benefits BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2021 current employee cost $153.85 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents. Pay Rate Non-Represented Pay Band 08 Minimum: $112,707.00/year - Maximum: $170,751.00/year Starting salary will be commensurate with experience. Posted Date April 9, 2021 Closing Date Update as of May 10, 2021: This posting has been extended and will now close on May 31, 2021. Those that have already submitted an application do not need to reapply. Reports To This position reports to a supervisory or managerial position. Days Off Typically Saturday and Sunday, see current assignment. Who May Apply All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees. Current Assignment Principal Structural Engineer is a supervisory level of Engineering responsible for technical and project leadership. Positions at this level includes support of maintenance projects, capital projects from all divisions and departments of BART and the development and modification of BART’s facilities and systems. Essential Duties and Responsibilities are as follows, but not limited to: - Leads and performs advanced technical reviews of projects to assess constructability, examine design details, perform quantity takeoffs, and recommend construction sequencing and logistics. - Review and evaluate project specific designs, program intent, contractual obligations, division of responsibilities, and deliverables. - Review and assess project documentation such as drawings, basis of design documents, specifications, reports, calculations, and shop drawings. - Analyze elements of the structural systems developed to date, establish sufficiency of design, and identify means of optimizing design components. - Leads development of potential solutions to the design/construction team and presents for design optimization, risk management challenges, and constructability improvements. - Provide review and guidance for project non-conformances and operations issues. - Documents structural review activities in formal report formats, technical memoranda, Bluebeam Studio sessions, and spreadsheet-based comment lists. - Present all findings to project team and track implementation into overall design. - Establish constructive and effective relationships with internal and external project team members, subcontractors, and clients to facilitate understanding and influence design and project development. - Partners with linked design disciplines, e.g. geotechnical, architecture, code-compliance, building envelope and façade, MEFP, vertical transportation, acoustics, and fire to improve the coordination of design concepts. - Develop cost proposals and scope of work for requested deliverables, develop appropriate estimate of hours for tasks. - Weekly assembly of summary of activities and workload, identify bandwidth of staff hour availability. - Perform site visits during the day, night, or weekends, as projects require. Incumbents will demonstrate the following skills beyond the minimum qualifications: - Must have design experience on a diverse array of projects through all phases of design and construction. - Experience with leading peer reviews and/or due diligence studies. - Experience with U.S. building design codes and material specific standards. - Experience with using design software for structural analysis (RISA, SAP, XTRACT, etc.), general collaboration software (i.e. BlueBeam Studio) and operation of 3D and BIM software (e.g. Navisworks, AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp). - Able to effectively and clearly communicate in a professional environmental via verbal and written means. - Continued development of expertise and awareness of innovations in the industry; demonstrable expertise in one or more specific types of structures or major components (i.e. steel, concrete, timber, high rise cores, etc.). - Experience with performance-based design. - Experience with progressive collapse/blast resistant design. - Experience with Tunnel design, construction, maintenance desirable - Experience with Soil-Structural Interaction and Structural-Soil-Structural Interaction analysis desirable - Excellent problem-solving ability. - Excellent communication skills, including the ability to make clear presentations, produce concise technical reports, and explain complex/technical issues to BART management and leaders. - Ability to oversee such diverse aspects of the work as project scoping, planning, budgeting, requirements analysis, conceptual engineering, detailed design, implementation planning, installation coordination, performance measurement, and analysis. - Understanding of Critical path method scheduling. Essential Job Functions Assumes responsibility for planning, budgeting, overseeing, and implementing the most complex and/or large-scale District structural engineering design projects; may serve as the Resident Engineer on assigned structural engineering design project. Plans, prioritizes, assigns, and may supervise and review the work of staff responsible for the design and construction of District facilities including but not limited to passenger stations, office and shop buildings, subway and aerial structures, and other structures. Prepares schedule plans and establishes methods for providing structural engineering services to design projects; identifies resource needs; monitors progress of large-scale structural design projects; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly. Administers design consultant contracts; reviews work to ensure compliance with design criteria; recommends change orders; maintains records and processes expenditures. Participates in the development of policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards and procedures. Provides project management oversight to ensure compliance with project schedule and budget; oversees the work of outside contractors and contracted engineering staff. Recommends and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives; implements approved policies and procedures. Represents the District with full authority to enforce contract requirements; evaluates proposed contract changes and prepares independent engineering cost estimates of revised project scopes. Participates in the preparation and administration of the structural engineering design program budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures; prepares project financial management statement and submits document for Project Review Board approval. Oversees, reviews, and approves the preparation of engineering designs, drawings, and specifications; coordinates work with other divisions and departments; reviews, approves, and signs structural design drawings; and resolves structural engineering design issues. Participates in the review of consultant proposals and design; recommends awards; conducts or participates in the pre-bid conferences prior to District or contracted contract awards. Initiates and evaluates design and field engineering changes during construction; recommends approval of and submits contractors progress payments; recommends retention levels as appropriate; participates in intermediate and final inspections. Prepares or reviews a variety of reports and correspondence on assigned structural engineering projects including inspection daily reports, monthly and final completion reports, contract negotiations and modifications, and field and engineering design changes. Participates in the selection of engineering staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline procedures. Coordinates work with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; administers control of received documentation for contracts; identifies technical engineering issues and ensures compliance within District and industry engineering standards. Prepares analytical and statistical reports on assigned structural engineering design projects. Represents the District in public meetings and hearings on proposed projects. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of the current state of practice, new trends and innovations in the field of structural engineering. May conduct intermediate and final inspections on proposed projects. Selection Process Applications will be screened to assure that minimum qualifications are met. Those applicants who meet minimum qualifications will then be referred to the hiring department for the completion of further selection processes. The selection process for this position may include a skills/performance demonstration, a written examination, and a panel and/or individual interview. The successful candidate must have an employment history demonstrating reliability and dependability; provide copies of certificates, diplomas or other documents as required by law, including those establishing his/her right to work in the U. S; pass a pre-employment medical examination which may include a drug and alcohol screen, and which is specific to the essential job functions and requirements. Pre-employment processing will also include a background check. (Does not apply to current full-time District employees unless specific job requires additional evaluations). Application Process External applicants may only apply online, at www.bart.gov/jobs.  Applicants needing assistance with the online application process may receive additional information by calling (510) 464-6112.   Current employees are strongly encouraged to apply online, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART.  Current employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688. All applicants are asked to complete the application in full, indicating dates of employment, all positions held, hours worked, and a full description of duties.  On line applicants are invited to electronically attach a resume to the application form to provide supplemental information, but should not consider the resume a substitute for the application form itself. Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Equal Employment Opportunity The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons.  Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov. Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013).  To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs. Other Information Please be prepared to present documentation in support of any required licenses, degrees, or certifications upon request. Please note that any job announcement may be canceled at any time. Minimum Qualifications Education: A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.  A Master’s degree in civil /structural engineering is preferred. Experience: Four (4) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional structural engineering, project design and construction experience, which must have included at least one (1) year of administrative and supervisory experience. License or Certificate: Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California. A structural engineering license is preferred. Knowledge of : Operations, services provided and activities of a comprehensive structural engineering design program. Principles and practices of structural engineering design and construction. Principles and practices of project scheduling and management. Principles and practices of project budgeting. Methods and techniques of conducting site inspections and investigation. Principles and practices of engineering cost estimating. Methods and techniques of field measuring and testing. Principles and procedures of contract preparation and administration. Terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in structural engineering report preparation. Current office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers. Specialized computer programs or systems utilized in structural engineering project design including CADD. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Related building codes, regulations, and provisions. Related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Skill in : Supervising, organizing and reviewing the work of lower level staff. Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff. Analyzing complex engineering problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending solutions. Interpreting and explaining District policies and procedures. Negotiating consultant and engineering design and construction project contracts. Managing and administering consultant engineering design contracts. Interpreting and preparing revisions to engineering plans, drawings, and specifications. Preparing clear, concise, and complete reports and other written documents. Conducting and overseeing field inspections, investigations, measurements, and testing. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Understanding and following oral and written instructions. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. Other Requirements: Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and testing as assigned. Must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record. WORKING CONDITIONS Environmental Conditions: Office environment; field environment; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when conducting field inspections and investigations. Physical Conditions: Requires maintaining physical condition necessary for walking, standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
  • Chicago Heights, Illinois, Leads strategic quality initiatives that are linked to significant business impact within Third-Party Logistics providers (3PLs). Leverages own expertise to provide guidance to leaders. Identifies trends and developments impacting quality and has the ability to clearly present findings and make recommendations. Responsible for new policy and best practice execution, follow-up, and performance communication.     Works in partnership with the Ryder Management Team, 3PLs, Logistics, and Warehouse Ops Specialist independently. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment.  Key  Responsibilities Partner with the Ryder Management Team 3PLs, Logistics, and Warehouse Ops Specialist to ensure that Quality, Food Safety, and Regulatory expectations are being met and followed Ensuring that stored, staged, and shipped loads are not damaged and compromised Partner with the Ryder management team to ensure that the site is audit and regulatory ready at all times At a minimum, ensure that the following programs are in place and are being executed: Training and Education Self-Inspection Complaint Chemical Control Allergen Control Glass - Brittle Plastic and Ceramics Cleaning - Sanitation Integrated Pest Management Food Defense Food Safety Plan Receiving Storage and Outbound Regulatory Affairs and Inspections Preventive Maintenance GMPs Recall and Withdraws Nonconforming Product QA Holds Process Communication Product Returns and Inspections Work in a collaborative way both vertically and horizontally with cross-functional teams to mature our Quality, Food Safety, and Regulatory Systems by developing and improving processes and systems within the warehouse Be a resource to the Ryder Team in document management and process improvement Lead the warehouse escalation process for critical quality processes or product issues Manage and lead the warehouse’s document management process, including policies, CoAs, dispositions, non-conforming material investigation and approval procedures etc. CRR (customer requirement review) approvals – review customer specifications to our specifications Improve, maintain the warehouse’s, corporate KPIs and establish a site management review process Develop, mentor, and guide your team to develop both technical and professional skills as they become our future leaders Assure compliance with Quality, Food Safety, applicable Regulatory Requirements, and FSMA Requirements 5 or more years of relevant experience (phosphates, pharmaceutical, food, and dietary supplement products) Negotiation Skills: Must be a skilled negotiator to achieve favorable results from dealing with regulatory personnel, internal and external customers, and other industry players Technical Skills: Must possess a high degree of technical knowledge commonly garnered through experience in the fields described above. Must be PC literate and proficient in the use of systems to ensure efficient analytical tasks. Interpersonal and Communications Skills: Must possess excellent communication skills.  The position will require constant interaction with regulatory bodies and transfer of knowledge to internal and external customers. Excellent investigation and auditing skills A vertical and horizontal collaborator Ability to learn Innophos information systems that will be used to support regulatory activities
  • Dallas, Texas, Advisory Manager, Operations Consulting (Multiple Positions), PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC, Dallas, TX. Provide expertise in operations strategy, product innovation and development, supply and demand planning, supply chain management, procurement and sourcing, service operations, manufacturing and logistics. Translate business strategy into effective operations to drive both growth and profitability. Perform reliability-centered maintenance, integration of operations with supply chains, corporate performance management, time and motion studies, and benchmarking/best-in-class practices and performances. Use systems applications that support Operations-related processes. Lead project work streams, including project staffing, budgeting, planning and status updating. Manage engagement teams, provide coaching and feedback in a timely manner. Maintain client relationships. 40 hrs/week, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS : Must have a Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Engineering, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field, plus 5 years of post-bachelor’s, progressive related work experience; OR a Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Engineering, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field, plus 3 years of related work experience. Must have at least one year of experience with each of the following: - Developing business strategies and transforming the value chain functions from product development through supply chain, manufacturing and product support; - Conducting quantitative and qualitative benchmarking and primary and secondary analyses of large and complex data; and - Using system applications that support one or more of the following: product lifecycle management, network optimization, planning/forecasting, merchandising, inventory management, sourcing/e-sourcing, maintenance, enterprise asset management, materials management, warehouse management, or transportation management. Travel up to 80% is required. Please apply by mail, referencing Job Code TX2938, Attn: HR SSC/Talent Management, 4040 West Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607. 
  • Beijing, China, Located in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) was founded in 1952 following the amalgamation of the best departments in related fields of five eminent universities as a result of a nationwide reorganization of the higher education system. With over half a century of remarkable growth, it has developed into one of the most influential key national universities sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Founded in 1981, the School of Economics and Management (SEM) offers a full-range of degree programs including undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. The school is also active in the field of international cooperation and communication. Cooperative relationships have been set up with top business schools in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Germany, etc. International students come from over 50 countries with approximately 400 enrolled. Among 103 faculty members, more than 90% have a Ph.D. and 80% have overseas education and research experience. The School of Economics and Management is accredited by AMBA and AACSB. SEM seeks to hire qualified, talented faculty members from home and abroad in a variety of full-time positions. All levels of candidates (Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor) with research areas listed below are preferred. Management Science and Engineering : Management Information Systems, Big Data Analysis, Operations Management, Logistics Supply Chain Management, Statistics, etc. Business Administration : Technical Economics and Management, Organization Behavior, Human Resource Management, Business Strategy Management, Marketing, etc. Economics : International Economics and trade, Industrial Organization, Political Economy, Finance, Macroeconomics, Mathematical and Quantitative Methods, Regional Economics, etc. Other related disciplines in Management Science, Business Administration, and Economics. Required Skills and Qualifications Earned a Ph.D. degree in the related fields before the starting date of the appointment contract. Candidates at all levels should be able to communicate and teach in English. Applicants for Assistant Professor positions should demonstrate strong capability to conduct high quality research. Senior level candidates (Associate/Full Professor) should have proof track record for excellence both in research (i.e., publications in top-tier journals) and in providing academic leadership. Remuneration SEM will provide competitive salary (300,000- 800,000 RMB per year) and benefits package; SEM offers necessary research start-up fund; Other work- and/or life-related requests can be discussed in person. Application Please send the following documents to WEN YA with the subject line: “Economic and Management application - candidate’s name”. Cover letter and most updated CV; Featured publications;   Teaching evaluation (if applicable);   Names and contact information of three referees. Contact Information Contact: WEN YA (Associate Dean) E-mail: jgzp@ustb.edu.cn; semrecruit@outlook.com (CC) Tel: +86 (10) 6233 4598 Fax: +86 (10) 6233 3582 Address: No.30 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, P.R. China Postcode: 100083 For more information about the School and the University, please visit our website: https://en.ustb.edu.cn/ and https://sem.ustb.edu.cn/english/index.htm ?SEM will provide competitive salary (300,000- 800,000 RMB per year) and benefits package; ?SEM offers necessary research start-up fund; ?Other work- and/or life-related requests can be discussed in person.
  • Tempe, Arizona, The Department of Supply Chain Management in the W. P. Carey School of Business at ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (Tempe) invites applications for a Lecturer – Open Rank, non-tenure track position in the areas of operations, supply management or logistics starting Fall 2021.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The candidate must contribute to the Department of Supply Chain Management’s mission primarily in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, and service.  The candidate must be able to deliver excellent instruction and to contribute to curriculum development at the undergraduate and master’s levels. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Lecturer – 1) A completed master’s degree in business administration, supply chain management or related field by August 2021; 2) Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at undergraduate and/or graduate level as evidenced by organization and communication skills or strong teaching evaluations; 3) A record of scholarship as evidenced by professional experience within supply chain management, operations, logistics and/or business administration profession. Senior Lecturer – 1) A master’s degree in business administration, supply chain management or related field; 2) The equivalent of 5 years of full-time teaching at a 4-year institution. 3) Demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate and/or graduate level as evidenced by good teaching evaluations, course innovation, organization and communication skills; 4) A record of scholarship as evidenced by professional and/or academic experience within the supply chain management, operations, logistics and/or business administration profession, an active learning agenda, and papers, articles, tutorials, or manuals. Principal Lecturer – 1) A master’s degree in business administration, supply chain management or related field; 2) Sustained long-term excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level as evidenced by strong teaching evaluations, course innovation, organization and communication skills; 3) The equivalent of 7 years of full-time teaching at a 4-year institution. 4) Demonstrated leadership record of scholarship as evidenced by professional and/or academic experience within the supply chain management, operations, logistics and/or business administration profession, an active learning agenda, and papers, articles, tutorials, or manuals. Demonstrated leadership in curriculum development. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1) Ability to meet AACSB business accreditation standards for participating faculty; 2) Excellence in teaching multiple courses in supply chain management, operations, logistics and/or business administration courses; 3) Experience with training and industry partnerships. 4) Teaching experience in a variety of platforms, including executive, onsite, online, graduate and undergraduate levels. APPLICATION DEADLINE AND PROCEDURE: Deadline is May 29, 2021.   Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applicants in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, submit a letter indicating teaching and research interests, your curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation via http://apply.interfolio.com/86150 .   Please direct inquiries christa.l.thompson@asu.edu . If you have any further questions about the position.  A background check is required prior to employment.  ASU Statement: Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access.  This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves.  Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines.  ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city.  ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. ASU is a tobacco-free university.  For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.  W. P. Carey School of Business: The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the largest business schools in the United States with more than 15,000 students and 100,000 alumni worldwide. From our world-renowned faculty representing six continents to thousands of outstanding students who join us every year, the W. P. Carey School welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking. The W. P. Carey School is internationally recognized for its leadership in business education, groundbreaking research and innovation, and renowned faculty, making us one of the top-ranked business schools in the country. Learn more at wpcarey.asu.edu. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement :  A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.) In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

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