John A. Buzacott and his pioneering contributions to manufacturing and service systems

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-664
Journal / PublicationProduction and Operations Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


John A. Buzacott is a pioneering and premier contributor to the field of production and operations management. He has been a principal architect of the development of a unified framework and a rigorous engineering foundation for many of the major approaches currently used in the design, planning, and control of manufacturing and service systems. His innovative use of stochastic models to explain many phenomena occurring in manufacturing and service organizations has distinguished him not only as a great researcher but also as a great teacher. His contributions have inspired scholars throughout the world. We provide an overview of John's research works and accomplishments. © 2007 Production and Operations Management Society.

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  • Flow lines, Job shops, John Buzacott, Manufacturing flexibility, Queueing models, Service systems, Transfer lines