Faculty & Research

Donald Rosenfield

  • Senior Lecturer, Operations Management

Donald Rosenfield is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management.  He served as the LGO Program Director from its inception in 1988 until 2014.

Rosenfield focuses on operations management and strategy.  His specific areas of interest include supply chain management, logistics planning and strategy, and globalization.  He explores how these areas of activity work together for competitive advantage.  Rosenfield also investigates facility location, management of global facilities networks, and management of logistics supply chains across multiple organizations.  Some particular issues include what types of locations and strategies companies follow in developing global strategies and entering new markets.

Rosenfield holds an SB in mathematics and an SM in operations research and electrical engineering from MIT and a PhD in operations research from Stanford University.

  • "Challenges and Trends in Discrete Manufacturing." Rosenfield, Donald.
  • "Storefront Distribution for Industrial Products." Rosenfield, Donald.
  • "Innovation and Onshoring: The Case for Product Variety." Rosenfield, Donald B. In Production in the Innovation Economy, Cambridge, MA: Donald B. Rosenfield, 2014.
  • "Optimal Planning Quantities for Product Transition." Li, Hongmin, Stephen C. Graves and Donald B. Rosenfield. Production and Operations Management Vol. 19, No. 2 (2010): 142-155.
  • Operations Leadership, Competing in the 21st Century. Rosenfield, Donald. 2007.
  • "When to Refinance a Mortgage: A Dynamic Programming Approach." Rosenfield, Donald. (2005):
  • "An Integrative Approach to Process Parameter Selection." Rosenfield, Donald. (1998):
  • "The New Dynamics of International Manufacturing Site Location." Rosenfield, Donald. (1997):
  • "Global and Variable Cost Manufacturing Systems." Rosenfield, Donald. (1996):
  • "Industry and Universities: New Partners on the Endless Frontier." Rosenfield, Donald. (1996):
  • "Operations Research and Statistics in Manufacturing - An Educational Model." Rosenfield, Donald. (1996):
  • "Commentary on Plant Location Puzzle." Rosenfield, Donald. (1994):
  • "Demand Forecasting." Rosenfield, Donald. (1994):
  • "An Application of Sizing Service Territories." Rosenfield, Donald. (1992):
  • "Optimality of Myopic Policies in Disposing Excess Inventory (note)." Rosenfield, Donald. (1992):
  • "Disposal of Excess Inventory." Rosenfield, Donald. (1989):
  • "A Model for Predicting Frequencies of Random Events." Rosenfield, Donald. (1987):
  • "Methods for Logistics Systems Analysis." Rosenfield, Donald. (1987):
  • "The Retailer Facility Location Problem: A Case Study." Rosenfield, Donald. (1987):
  • "Optimal Management of Tax-Sheltered Employee Reimbursement Programs." Rosenfield, Donald. (1986):
  • "Analytic Tools for Strategic Planning." Rosenfield, Donald. (1985):
  • "Logistics Planning and Evaluation Using What-If Simulation." Rosenfield, Donald. (1985):
  • Modern Logistics Management: Integrating Marketing, Manufacturing, and Physical Distribution. Rosenfield, Donald. 1985.
  • Modern Logistics Management: Integrating Marketing, Manufacturing, and Physical Distribution (Wiley Series on Marketing Management). New York, New York: Wiley, 1985.. Rosenfield, Donald. 1985.
  • "Risks of Catastrophic Derailments Involving the Release of Hazardous Materials." Rosenfield, Donald. (1984):
  • "Optimal Strategies for Selling an Asset." Rosenfield, Donald. (1983):
  • "National Risk Assessment for Carbon Fibers Released from Aircraft Fires." Rosenfield, Donald. (1982):
  • "Probabilistic Models for Risk Assessment." Rosenfield, Donald. (1982):
  • "Optimal Adaptive Price Search." Rosenfield, Donald. (1981):
  • "Scheduling and Estimation Techniques for Transportation Planning." Rosenfield, Donald. (1981):
  • "The Effects of Warehouse Configuration Design on Inventory Levels and Holding Costs." Rosenfield, Donald. (1980):
  • "A Statistical Procedure for Testing Nuclear-Powered Cardiac Pacemakers." Barnett, Arnold I., Daniel J. Kleitman, D. Rosenbaum and B. Singer. Technometrics Vol. 20, No. 3 (1978): 221-226.
  • "UCOST: A Micro Approach to a Transportation Planning Problem." Rosenfield, Donald. (1978):
  • "Markovian Deterioration with Uncertain Information." Rosenfield, Donald. (1976):
  • "Markovian Deterioration with Uncertain Information - A More General Model." Rosenfield, Donald. (1976):