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Martin, Clarence


Management Systems Department


PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1978. Operations research.

MS, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1976. Operations research.

MS, Ohio University, 1974. Industrial and systems engineering.

BS, Ohio University, 1969. Mathematics.

Research Interests

Applications of operations research methods to industrial problems. Simulation of production/service facilities as teaching tool.

Professional Experience

Consulted in the areas of strategic planning and scheduling for Owens-Corning Fiberglas, Libbey-Owens-Ford, LTV Steel, USX and Sumitomo Metals Ltd. Also consulted in other areas for Paine Webber, EDS, Whirlpool and NASA.

Selected Publications

C. Martin, F. Huq, T. Hale and Q. Wiley: “Drop Lot Locations on a Supply Chain”. To appear in World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research.

Huq, F., Martin, C., Cutright, K., and Hale, T.: "A sensitivity analysis procedure for Bayesian decision making", International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management, Volume 1, Number 1/2 (2009).

C. Martin: “A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm/Mathematical Programming Approach to the Multi-Family Flow Shop Scheduling Problem with Lot Streaming”. Omega, The International Journal of Management Science, Volume 37, Issue 1 (February 2009), pp. 126-137.

OMLS, Operations Management Learning Simulation, published by THOMSON Learning, ISBN: 0-324-15997-8, with Professor and Associate Dean Ken Cutright.

"A Simulation Based on Goldratt's Matchstick-die Game" to appear in Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.

"Ohio University's College of Business Uses Integer Programming to Schedule Classes," Interfaces, Vol. 34, No. 6 (November-December 2004), pp. 460-465.

"Employee scheduling and makespan minimization in a flow shop with multi-processor work stations: A case study," with O’Bleness Professor of Management Faizul Huq and Professor and Associate Dean Ken Cutright, Omega, The International Journal of Management Science, Volume 32, Issue 2, Pages 121-129 (April 2004).


Dr. Martin grew up in the neighborhood of Ohio University in nearby Wellston, Ohio. He earned a BS degree in Mathematics and an MS degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering at Ohio University. Subsequently, he completed MS and Ph. D. degrees in Operations Research from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie-Mellon University. He served on the faculty of the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Ohio State University before coming to Ohio University in 1985. He has served as a consultant to several companies in the areas of production planning, scheduling, forecasting and facility configuration including LTV Steel, Sumitomo Metals, USX Steel, Whirlpool Corporation, Owens-Corning Fiberglas and Technology Group International. He has also consulted with NASA, Paine Webber and EDS Deutschland. He has been granted five patents.