Edmund Schuster

Edmund W. Schuster

Edmund W. Schuster has held the appointment of Director of the Affiliates Program in Logistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a research engineer at the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity - Data Center Program. He is currently working with David L. Brock to develop semantic modeling, an outcome of Auto-ID Technology.

Before MIT, Ed worked as corporate manager of operations planning at Welch Foods and also for Oscar Mayer. His business career concentrated in the field of logistics with responsibilities including the management of corporate raw materials and operations. Besides his twenty years of management experience in the consumer goods industry, Ed has also served as adjunct faculty at Penn State-Erie, lecturing in the areas of business logistics, operations management, and quantitative business analysis. While there, he co- founded and served as associate director of the Center for Process Manufacturing at Penn State-Erie.

Ed has published over 50 articles on the application of management science to solve real world problems. His research interests include the application of models to logistical and planning problems experienced by industry. His research work has appeared in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Interfaces, and Production and Inventory Management Journal. Several of these articles focus on new areas such as capacitated materials requirements planning and mathematical modeling of harvest risk. Other areas of research include Auto-ID technology, economics of information, master schedule stability, harvest risk, Asian logistics systems, visualization, the practice of modeling and Semantic Modeling.

Ed Schuster is coauthor, with Stuart Allen and David Brock, of Global RFID: The Value of the EPCglobal Network for Supply Chain Management [Springer Verlag, January 2007. The book contains a number of case studies on the application of RFID technology and the role of the EPCglobal Network.

Ed has a BS in food technology from The Ohio State University and a MPA. (emphasis in management science) from Gannon University in Erie, PA. He also attended the Executive Development Program for Distribution Managers at the University of Tennessee. In addition, Ed is certified at the fellow level (CFPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society, is certified in integrative resource management (CIRM), and is a member of a number of professional societies.

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