Donald Rosenfield

Senior Lecturer, Operations Management

Biography | Selected Publications

“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.  (2010)

Operations Leadership, Competing in the 21st Century, co-authored with Sara Beckman, McGraw-Hill Irwin, May 4. (2007)

When to Refinance a Mortgage: A Dynamic Programming Approach, European Journal of Operational Research, 166, no. 1, pp. 266-277. (with Pei-Ting Lee). (2005)

An Integrative Approach to Process Parameter Selection (with Francis MacDonald, Jr., David Staelin, and Keith Knauss), Production and Operations Management, 7, No. 1, Spring 1998.

The New Dynamics of International Manufacturing Site Location, Sloan Management Review, Summer 1994, pp. 69-80 (with Alan MacCormack and L. James Newman). Translated in Spanish in Deusto Business Review, Sept. - Oct., 1995, vol. 68, pp. 86-99. Reprinted in Strategic Management in a Global Economy, H. Vernon-Wortzel and Lawrence Wortzel (eds.) third edition, Wiley. (1997)

Global and Variable Cost Manufacturing Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, 95, No. 2, pp.325-343, December. (1996)

Industry and Universities: New Partners on the Endless Frontier. Reinventing the University, S. Johnson, J. Kidwell (ed.), John Wiley,(with William Hanson and Thomas Magnanti). (1996)

Operations Research and Statistics in Manufacturing - An Educational Model, Education in a Research University, K.J. Arrow, R.W. Cottle, B.C. Eaves and I. Olkin (ed), Stanford University Press. (1996)

Commentary on Plant Location Puzzle, Harvard Business Review, 72, no. 2, pp. 30-32, March-April, (with Alan MacCormack and L. James Newman). (1994)

Demand Forecasting, Logistics Handbook, J. Robeson and W. Copacino (ed.), Free Press, New York. (1994)

An Application of Sizing Service Territories, European Journal of Operational Research, 63, pp. 164-172 (with Isreal Engelstein and David Feigenbaum). (1992)

Optimality of Myopic Policies in Disposing Excess Inventory (note), Operations Research, 40, No. 4, pp. 800-803. (1992)

Disposal of Excess Inventory, Operations Research, 37, No. 3, pp. 404-409. (1989)

A Model for Predicting Frequencies of Random Events, Management Science, 33, No. 8, pp. 947-954. (1987)

Methods for Logistics Systems Analysis, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Materials Management, 17, No. 7, pp. 38-59, (with William Copacino). (1987)

The Retailer Facility Location Problem: A Case Study, Journal of Business Logistics, 8, No. 2, pp. 95-114. (1987)

Optimal Management of Tax-Sheltered Employee Reimbursement Programs, Interfaces, 16, No. 3, pp. 68-72. (1986)

Analytic Tools for Strategic Planning, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Materials Management, 15, No. 3, pp. 47-61, 1985 (with William Copacino).

Logistics Planning and Evaluation Using What-If Simulation, Journal of Business Logistics, 6, No. 2, pp. 89-109, (with William Copacino and Edmund Payne). (1985)

Modern Logistics Management: Integrating Marketing, Manufacturing, and Physical Distribution co-authored with John Magee and William Copacino (Wiley Series on Marketing Management). New York, New York: Wiley, 1985.

Modern Logistics Management: Integrating Marketing, Manufacturing, and Physical Distribution (Wiley Series on Marketing Management). New York, New York: Wiley, 1985.

Risks of Catastrophic Derailments Involving the Release of Hazardous Materials, Management Science, 30, No. 4, pp. 503-511, (with Ted Glickman). (1984)

Optimal Strategies for Selling an Asset, Management Science, 29, No. 9, pp. 1051-1061, (with Roy Shapiro and David Butler). (1983)

National Risk Assessment for Carbon Fibers Released from Aircraft Fires, Interfaces, 12, No. 2 pp. 64-73, (with Joseph Fiksel). (1982)

Probabilistic Models for Risk Assessment, Risk Analysis, 2, No. 1, pp. 1-8, (with Joseph Fiksel). (1982)

Optimal Adaptive Price Search, Journal of Economic Theory, 25, No. 1, pp. 1-20, (with Roy Shapiro). (1981)

Scheduling and Estimation Techniques for Transportation Planning, Computers and Operations Research, 8, No. 1, pp. 25-38,(with Lawrence Bodin and Andy Kydes). (1981)

The Effects of Warehouse Configuration Design on Inventory Levels and Holding Costs, Sloan Management Review, 21, No. 4, pp. 21-33,(with Mark Pendrock). (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. (1978)

UCOST: A Micro Approach to a Transportation Planning Problem, Journal of Urban Analysis, 5, pp. 47-69, (with Lawrence Bodin and Andy Kydes) (1978)

Markovian Deterioration with Uncertain Information, Operations Research, 24, No. 1, pp. 141-155 (1976)

Markovian Deterioration with Uncertain Information - A More General Model, Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, 23, No. 3, pp. 389-405 (1976)

Challenges and Trends in Discrete manufacturing ABB Review, No. 2, pp. 6-10 (with Mika Kuhmonen, Rafael de Jesus, and William Hanson).

Storefront Distribution for Industrial Products, Harvard Business Review, 67, No. 4, pp. 44-48, July - August.


Contact Information
Office: E62-560
Tel: (617) 253-1064
Support Staff
Name: Jennifer Challis
Tel: (617) 324-4378

Research Center(s)

General Expertise
Automotive industry; Competitive strategy; Disaster recovery; Facility location; Inventory; Logistics; Manufacturing education; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Operations management; Operations research; Supply chain management