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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  • Evansville, Illinois, Overview Berry Global,  headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important.’ With $13 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2019 on a combined pro forma basis from operations, Berry is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry operates over 290 manufacturing facilities worldwide, on six continents, and employs over 48,000 individuals.   At Berry, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgement, and inclusion. At Berry, we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth, and safety. To learn more about Berry, visit berryglobal.com   Department:   Engineering Group Services FLSA:    Salary Non Exempt Number of Openings:   2 Travel Requirements:   Up to 30% Reports to:   Director of Corporate Automation Career Band:   Supervisor   PURPOSE: This position will lead packaging efforts and ensure the technical aspects from drawing approval, packaging testing, full line trials, and packaging data creation conform to Berry standards. The ideal candidate will have experience with packaging design, validation/implementation of new packaging, quality improvement, cost savings, and remote/on-site technical service. The Packaging Engineer will play a key role in ensuring project consistency and conformity from scope, to delivery, on all packaging solutions. Responsibilities Support new and improved packaging projects from conceptualization, to development and implementation. Conduct packaging audits in plants to identify potential improvements and opportunities to support plant success. Drive implementation and provide support for packaging cost savings and operations efficiency initiatives. Support packaging quality investigations with cross functional groups to identify root cause and solutions. Coordinate line trials and attend start ups to ensure package performance in the manufacturing environment. Communicate information regarding new packaging changes to procurement and the plant to assure the BOMs are updated and the updated packaging performs as designed. Collaborate with automation and plant engineering to provide packaging that functions well with robots/machinery. Identify packaging testing procedures and interpret results to support validation and implementation of new designs Maintain, track and report on overall project performance against schedules. Assist with procurement process as needed. Qualifications Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience in Packaging Engineering or related engineering field. Effective and concise written and verbal communication skills Fundamental understanding of corrugated packaging design and performance Motivated, self-starter, with a willingness to lead and grow Understanding of material handling and logistics/transportation. Personable, with the ability to effectively interact and communicate with corporate engineers and plant personnel. Strong reasoning, analytical, and problem solving skills. Ability to work well in a goal oriented, team environment. DESIRED SKILLS: 2-5 years of package development/engineering experience Knowledge of packaging processes such as thermoforming and injection molding Experience using JDE or other ERP software and/or plant-related computer systems Experience with CAPE/TOPs palletization software Proficient in Microsoft Office Familiar with Project Teams and Project Management skills Experience partnering with design and marketing Experience with implementing packaging project process #LI-AM1 Apply for this job online Email this job to a friend   Share on your newsfeed   We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
  • South Jordan, Utah, Forecast Analyst II Job Description:  Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions in the area of medical device manufacturing. Responsible for developing and maintaining an accurate Operations Forecast for all Finished Good products distributed by the organization.  Identify gaps and opportunities for supply chain and forecast improvement to meet desired Customer Service Levels. Collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, service, and products. Develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, and implementation. Review item attribute settings and make recommendations for changes to meet Stocking Policy guidelines.  Advise improvement opportunities through different strategies using Merit Stocking Policy settings. Review and analyze current inventory levels, and compare and advise on current Merit Stocking Policy guidelines for appropriate levels of stock. Requirements: • Bachelor’s or foreign equivalent degree in Business Management Operations, Business Administration, or a related field. • One year of experience in managing high volume global inventory levels, including experience in the following: o Material requirements planning; o Product lifecycle management; o Oracle Cloud SCM implementations; o Performing data manipulation and migration, and analyzing and managing data in large databases; o Computing and managing large-scale data utilizing parallel computing techniques.  • Position also requires education or experience in: MySQL. Position at Merit Medical Systems, Inc. in South Jordan, UT To apply, please e-mail resume to: Tamera.Johnson@merit.com and include the job title Forecast Analyst II in the subject line.
  • Portland, Oregon, Associate in Engineering 2 – Traffic Operations Specialist (Multiple vacancies) Oregon Department of Transportation Delivery & Operations Division – Region 1   Tech Center – Traffic Portland The role:   Bring your engineering and analytic skills to our Traffic Design team in Portland!  In this role, you will provide safe and efficient operation of traffic through managing Intelligence Transportation Systems (ITS) and traffic signal timing. We are hiring for two similar positions – Traffic Signal Operations Specialist and ITS Operations Specialist. The Traffic Signal Operations Specialist will get the opportunity to optimize the traffic signal systems using signal optimization and modeling software like Synchro/SimTraffic and implement the system to minimize travel time delays. The ITS Operations Specialist will have the opportunity to focus on operating, monitoring and making changes to the Regional ITS operations. Imagine the difference you will be making working with us!  Apply today! We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity. If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile. A day in the life: Work independently on the monitoring and adjusting of automated Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Design traffic signal timing for new and existing signal systems as well as ramp meter systems. Complete traffic analysis for operational and safety improvements. Observe, implement and change operational parameters to suit field observed conditions.  Review computer models, analyses and reports on transportation related studies. Identify and review solutions to problems resulting from proposed changes to ITS systems. Investigate and provide input on other agencies’ plans and traffic signal concerns. Evaluate the signage, striping and signal timing for intersections. Record and provide timing documentation to interested parties. Provide backup support to Signal Operation Specialists and Ramp Meter Specialists. Work is performed in an office setting with frequent field visits for signal system observing, monitoring and calibration that may be in adverse weather and surroundings. To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov . What’s in it for you: Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation. Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon ! Want to know about new job postings? Click here to subscribe for email notifications through GovDelivery! What we need: Completion of and a passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and one year of experience applying professional engineering theory, principles and methods. The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at an Associate in Engineering 2 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for an Associate in Engineering 1 ($4,177 - $6,421) to apply, as we may consider underfilling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for an Associate in Engineering 2. Underfill training will not exceed three years. Associate in Engineering 1 minimum qualifications: Completion of and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. OR A bachelor’s degree in Civil or Transportation-related Engineering.
  • Princeton, New Jersey, Overview The Institutional Research Analyst (IRA), will work under the direction of the Vice Provost for Institutional Research. The primary functions of the Institutional Research Office at Princeton are: Conduct analytical and policy studies that support decision making and planning Partner with other offices in projects that assess institutional effectiveness Monitor emerging issues through environmental scanning and involvement in national organizations Participate in data sharing through consortia Improve access to information for decision making   Responsibilities The Institutional Research Analyst (IRA), under the direction of the Vice Provost for Institutional Research, will: Respond to questions and requests posed by campus leadership, administrative offices and academic departments. The IRA researches the question; identifies the data required to address the question; conducts analyses, and summarizes the findings for presentation.   Manage recurring survey projects and conduct one-time surveys as needed. The IRA usually serves as the primary-point of contact for the survey and is responsible for all aspects of the project. The IRA works directly with the client to develop, review and modify the survey questionnaire, develop and manage the survey communications plan, and administer the survey. Upon completion of the data collection phase, the IRA processes the survey data merging with other sources of data required for analysis.   Curate data sets managed by the Office of Institutional Research.   Work with clients to conduct analyses, develops reports and produce visualizations. This may include narrative summaries, cross-tabulations, Tableau Visualizations, descriptive statistics and regression modeling.   Handle, secure, and present confidential materials in accordance with university policy and federal/state regulations.   Collaborate with colleagues in the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, Office of the Dean of the College, the Graduate School, the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, and the Office of Human Resources to consolidate and present data in an accessible and consistent manner to member of the campus community. This includes but is not limited to the curation of the Office of Institutional Research website ( https://ir.princeton.edu/ ) Access and analyze data obtained from external sources such as: IPEDS, the National Student Clearinghouse, then National Science Foundation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other sources of data. Coordinate the submission and use of benchmarking data maintained by the Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE) and other organizations.   Represents the Office of Institutional Research on campus standing committees such as the PMT group. The IRA actively participates in external professional groups including AAUDE, COFHE-IR and Ivy-IR. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree with five years of appropriate work experience   Data management skills including experience with Microsoft Excel and Access. Demonstrated familiarity with query design, formula usage, pivot tables, and charting.   Demonstrated ability to use SPSS, Stata, R, or similar statistical package to manipulate data, conduct statistical analyses, and advanced modeling techniques, such as logistic regression. Working knowledge of scripting languages, such as Python, for syntax programming.   Working knowledge of Qualtrics Survey Suite including the ability to use JavaScript, embedded data fields and conditional logic.   Working knowledge of Tableau Data Analytics Desktop and Server versions, including experience with data re-shaping, the development of calculated fields and parameters, utilization of dash-boarding/story-boarding features and the on-going maintenance of data products.   Working knowledge of Drupal Content Management System, with the ability to conduct site maintenance, perform scheduled uploading of content in multiple file formats, integration with Tableau Server content, intermediate knowledge of CSS scripting and the application of web accessibility principles.       Princeton University is an  Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer  and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  EEO IS THE LAW Apply Here PI177688749
  • Kirchberg, Luxembourg, The Department of Economics and Management of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg (UL) is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in operations research / operations management .   Your Role... The post-doctoral researcher will be working within the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) and support the newly established  Computational and Visual Education (CAVE) Lab.  In particular, the post-doctoral researcher will be in charge of: Publication of articles in scientific journals in the area of OR/OM Supporting industry-oriented research as well as outreach activities Prototyping interactive dashboards that visualise outputs of decision models developed at the CAVE Lab as well as guiding software developers in the process   In Short... Contract Type: 24-months fixed term contract (extendable) Work Hours: Full-time position, 40h / week.  Location: Kirchberg Foreseen starting date: September 2022 (negotiable) Job Reference: UOL04982 The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral researcher at the UL is 77 167,08 � (full time) In particular, we offer: An exciting international and multilingual research environment Excellent facilities including personal work space at the University Travel opportunities for training and learning For more information concerning this position, please contact Professor Nils Löhndorf ( nils.loehndorf@uni.lu ). How to apply... Applications should be submitted online and include: A  motivation letter  with a description of research interests and plans for the coming two years (2 pages max) An  academic CV  including publications, conference presentations, etc. A copy of the  PhD diploma  or a letter indicating the expected defense date Copy of a publication  with the applicant as lead author Link to a  git repository  that demonstrates ability to code The  name of two references , their current position and relationship to the applicant We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by  May 31, 2022 . Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered. The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.   About us... The  University of Luxembourg  is an  international research  university with a distinctly  multilingual  and  interdisciplinary  character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide. The  Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance  offers three Bachelor programmes, four Master programmes of Management and Economics and six Masters of Laws (LL.M.), as well as several continuing education courses. It also includes the Doctoral School in Law and the Doctoral School in Economics and Finance. Around  2,500 students  from  90 different nationalities  are enrolled at the Faculty. Academic staff from 18 different nationalities teach at the Faculty, supported by practitioners from the field, visiting scholars and guest professors. Rooted in Luxembourg but with a  European and international outlook , the Faculty counts three departments: Department of Law Department of Economics and Management (DEM) Department of Finance Teaching and research benefit from the proximity of the European institutions, Luxembourg’s world-class financial centre ranked second in the world in investment fund asset domicile, and its vibrant business community. Institutional and private sector partnerships, sponsored Chairs, and a growing network of international partner universities make the FDEF a  vibrant academic hub within the University at the heart of Europe . Find out more about the FDEF Find out more about the University Addresses, maps & routes to the various sites of the University   Apply here: http://emea3.mrted.ly/329r8   Qualifications... We are looking for a candidate with a PhD in operations research, operations management, industrial engineering, or related domains. In particular, the following requirements apply: Strong interest in operations management and use of  data, algorithms, and computational techniques  for modeling problems in operations management Strong  data science and machine learning skills Proven ability to autonomously conduct research at a post-doctoral level Proven ability to work individually as well as part of a team Willingness to evolve in a multilingual environment:  fluency in English  is a must; knowledge of French or German will be considered an advantage Excellent communication and writing skills  

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