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Sample Publications

Sample Publications

Books

Benton, W.C., Supply Chain Focused Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management. Cengage/Southwest. (April 2013))

Benton, W.C., Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, McGraw-Hill Irwin. 3/ed (April 2013)

Benton, W.C., Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, McGraw-Hill Irwin. 2ed (January 2010)

Benton, W.C and Linda McHenry., Construction Supply Chain Management McGraw-Hill Irwin (August 2009).

Benton, W.C., Purchasing and Supply Management, McGraw-Hill Irwin. (July 2006)

Refereed Book Chapters

Benton, JR, W. C., Materials Requirements Planning Systems. (2010) Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science (December 2010)

Benton, JR, W. C., Push and Pull Production Systems (2010) Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science (December 2010)

Benton, JR, W. C., Just-In-Time/Lean Production Systems (2010) Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science (December 2010) 

Refereed Journal Articles

Benton, JR, W. C. A Profitability Evaluation of America’s Best Hospitals, 2000-2008. In print, Decision Sciences Journal. (Available on Line December  2013 )

Clottey, .T,  and Benton, W.C.. (2011). “Guidelines for Improving the Power Val”, (In print, Decision Sciences Journal. (Available online, December  2012)

Clottey, .T, Benton, W.C. and Srivastava, R. (2012). “Forecasting Product Returns for Remanufacturing Operations”,  Decision Sciences, Volume 43, no. 4,, pp.-589-614 Decision Sciences Journal.

Handley, S., Benton, JR, W., (2012) , Control, Coordination, and Complex Global Services, Journal of Operations Management,( Available on Line December  2011).

Handley, S., Benton, JR, W., ,(2012).Mediated Power and Outsourcing Relationships, Journal of Operations Management,

Handley, S., Benton, JR, W., The Influence of Exchange Hazards and Power on Opportunism in Outsourcing Relationships Journal of Operations Management. Vol. 30, Issue 1-2, pages 55-68.

Zhou, H., Benton, W. C., Schilling, DA and G. Milligan, “An Empirical Test of the Supply Chain Operations Reference Model” Vol. 32, Issue 4, pages 332-344. December 2011

Handley, S., Benton, JR, W., Unlocking the Business Outsourcing Process Model.  Journal of Operations Management. (2009) Vol. 27 number 5, 344-361.

 Shin, H., Benton, JR, W. Supplier Based Reduction Strategy for Supply Chain Management. Computers and Operations Research (2009), Vol. 36, number 8. 2462-2471

Zhou, H., Benton, JR, W.  Supply Chain Practice and Information Sharing. Journal of Operations Management (2007), Vol. 25 number 6, 1195-1208.

Shin, H. J., Benton, JR, W. A Quantity Discount Approach to Supply Chain Coordination. European Journal of Operational Research (2007), Vol.  108, No2, 601-616.

Benton, W, C, and Ling Li "Hospital Technology and Nurse Staffing Decisions" Journal of Operations Management (2006), Vol. 24, No. 5, 676-691.

Benton, W. C. and Maloni, M. The Influence of Power Driven Buyer/Seller Relationships on Supply Chain Satisfaction” Journal of Operations Management (2005) Vol.23, No.1, pp.1-22.

Shin, H. J. and Benton, W. C.,” Quantity Discount Based Inventory Coordination: Effectiveness and Critical Environmental Factors” Production and Operations Management, (2004) Vol. 12.

Prahinski C., and Benton, W. C.  “Supply Chain Communication Strategies” Journal of Operations   Management, (2003) Vol. 22 No.1, pp.39-62.

Murthy, N. Benton, W. C., Benton, and Rubin, P.A. “ Offsetting Inventory Cycles of Item      Sharing Storage”, European Journal of Operational Research (2003), Vol. 150, No. 2, pp. 304-319.

Li, Ling and Benton, W.C., "Strategic Hospital Capacity Management Decision: Emphasis on Cost Control and Quality Enhancement," European Journal of Operational Research (2003) Vol. 146, No.3, pp. 596-614.

Rubin, P.A. and Benton, W.C., "Evaluating Jointly Constrained Order Quantity Complexities for Incremental Discounts, European Journal of Operational Research (2003). Vol. 149, No.3, pp. 557-570.

Rubin, P.A. and Benton, W.C., “A Generalized Framework for Quantity Discount Pricing Schedules” Discounts, Decision Sciences, Volume 33, no. 4, Winter 2003.

Li, Ling and Benton, W.C., "The Impact of Strategic Operations Management on Community Hospital Performance” Journal of Operations Management (2002), Vol. 20, 389-408.

Li, Ling and Benton, W.C., "Strategic Hospital Capacity Management Decision: Emphasis on Cost Control and Quality Enhancement," European Journal of Operational Research (2002), -. Vol 146, 596614.

Rubin, P.A. and Benton, W.C., "Evaluating Jointly Constrained Order Quantity Complexities for Incremental Discounts, European Journal of Operational Research (2002). Vol. 147.

Rubin, P.A. and Benton, W.C., "A Generalized Framework for Quantity Discount Pricing Schedules” Discounts, Decision Sciences, Volume 33, no. 4, Fall 2002.

Murthy, N.  Benton, W. C., Benton, and Rubin, P.A.   “Offsetting Inventory Cycles of Item       Sharing Storage”, European Journal of Operational Research (2003), Vol. 147.

Maloni, Michael and Benton, W. C., “Power Influences in the Supply Chain” Journal of Business Logistics, Vol 21, no 1 (2000).

Guide, D., R. Srivastava, and Benton, W, “Supply Chain Management for Recoverable Manufacturing Systems”, Interfaces, May-June, 2000, Vol. 30, no. 3, pp125-142.

Jayaramaman, V., R. Srivastava, and Benton, W.C., “Supplier Selection and Order Quantity Allocation:  A comprehensive Model” The Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol.35, No.2 (1999).      

Benton, W. C.  and H. J. Shin "Manufacturing Planning and Controls: The Evolution of MRP and JIT Integration “European Journal of Operational Re­search (1998) Vol. 109pp.2-17.

Srivastava, R. and Benton, W. C., “Purchase Quantity Discounts and Open Order Rescheduling: The Hidden Economic Tradeoffs.” European Journal of Operational Research, (1998) Vol.110, pp. 261-271.

Williams, T., Fanning, W.J., Benton, W.C. and et al., "What is the Marginal Cost for Marginal Risk I Cardiac Surgery," Annuals of Thoracic Surgery, (1998), Vol. 66, 1969-81.

Jayaraman, V. J., Benton, W. C., and Srivastava, R. “A Joint Optimization Of Product Variety and Ordering Approach”  Computers & Operations Research (1998), Vol.25, No. 7/8, pp. 557-566.

Maloni, Michael and Benton, W. C., "Supply Chain Partnerships: Opportunities for Operations Research,” European Journal of Operational Research (1997), Vol.101, 419-429.

Benton, W.C. and Park, S W., "A Classification of Literature on Determining the Lot Size under Quantity Discounts," European Journal of Operational Research (1996), Vol.92, 219-238

Li, Ling and Benton, W.C., "Performance Measures in Health Care Organizations," European Journal of Operational Research (1996), Vol.93, 449-468.

Benton, W.C., Kim, J S., "Lot Size Dependent Lead Times in a Q, R Inventory System," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 33, No. 1, January 1995, pp. 41-58.

Williams, T., Fanning, W. F.., Benton, W.C. and et al., "Can We Afford to do Cardiac Operations in 1996?  A Risk-Reward Curve for Cardiac Surgery," Annuals of Thoracic Surgery, (1994), Vol. 58, 815-21.

Lin, N.P., Krajewski, L., Leong, K. and Benton, W.C., "The Effects of Environ­mental Factors on the Design of Master Production Scheduling Systems," The Journal of Operations Management, Vol 33, No. 1, 41-58.  (This paper won the 1995 Stanly T. Hardy Best Paper Ward.)

Benton, W.C. and Srivastava, R., "Product Structure Complexity and Inventory Storage Capacity on the Performance of Multi-Level Manufacturing Systems," Internation­al Journal of Production Research, Vol. 31, No. 11, 2531-2545.

Benton, W.C., "Time and Cost Based Priorities for Job Shop Scheduling," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 31, No. 7, 1509-1519.

Chiang, C. and Benton, W.C., "Sole Sourcing Versus Multiple Sourcing Under Stochastic Demands and Lead Times," Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 609-624.

Benton, W.C., "Safety Stock and Service Levels in Periodic Review Inventory Systems," Journal of Operational Research Society, Vol. 42, No. 12, pp. 1087-1095.

Benton, W.C. and Rossetti, M.D., "The Vehicle Scheduling Problem with Intermittent Demands," Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 19, No. 5, August 1992.

Rubin, P.A. and Benton, W.C., "Jointly Constrained Order Quantities with All Units Discounts," Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 40, pp. 255-278 (1993).

Kim, J.S.D., Ritzman, L.P., Benton, W.C. and Snyder, D., "Linking Product Planning and Process Design Decisions," Decision Sciences, Vol. 23, No., winter 1992, pp. 44-60.

Malhotra, M., Ritzman, L.P., Benton, W.C. and Leong, G.K., "A Model for Scheduling Postal Distribution Employees," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 58, No. 3, May 11, 1992, pp. 381-432.  (This paper won the 1992 Decision Sciences Best Paper Award.)

Siferd, S.P. and Benton, W.C., "A Planning Model for Short Term Nurse Staffing Needs," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 74, 1994, pp. 519-527.

Williams, T.E., Benton, W.C. and et al., "Quantitative Quality Descriptors for an Open Heart Surgical Program," April, 1994, Quality Progress.

Hill, A.V. and Benton, W.C., "Modeling Intra-City Time Dependent Travel Speeds," (in press, Journal of Operational Research Society).

Siferd, S.P. and Benton, W.C., "Workforce Staffing and Scheduling Hospital Nursing Models," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 60, No. 3, August 10, 1992.

Siferd, S.P., Benton, W.C. and L. Ritzman, "Strategies for Service Systems," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 56, No. 5, 1992, pp. 241-303.

Benton, W.C., "Quantity Discount Decisions Under Conditions of Multiple Items, Multiple Suppliers and Resource Limitations," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 29, No. 10, pp. 1953-1961.

Benton, W.C., "Statistical Process Control and the Taguchi Method:  A Comparative Evaluation," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 29, No. 9, 1761-1770.

Weber, C.A., Current, J.R. and Benton, W.C., "Vendor Selection Criteria and Methods," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 50, No. 1, January (1991) 2-18.

Srivastava, R. and Benton, W.C., "The Location Routing Problem:  Considerations in Physical Distribution Design," Computers and Operations Research, Vol. 17, No. 5, May 1990.

Benton, W.C. and Krajewski, L., "Vendor Performance and Alternative Manufacturing Environment," Decision Sciences, Vol. 21, No. 2, spring (1990).

King, B. and Benton, W.C., "Master Production Scheduling, Customer Service and Manufacturing Flexibility in an Assemble-to-Order Environment," International Journal Production Research, Vol. 26, No. 6, 1015-1036, 1988.

Johnson, W. and Benton, W.C., "Bargaining and Negotiations," The Handbook of Economic Psychology, North Holland, Karl-Erik Warneryd, Editor Warnery & Klumen Academic Publishers, Boston, 1988.

King, B. and Benton, W.C., "Alternative Master Production Scheduling Techniques in an Assemble-to-Order Environment," Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 7, Nos. 1 and 2, October 1987.

Benton, W.C., "Purchases Discount Research in MRP Systems," International Journal of Production Management, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1986.

Benton, W.C., "Evaluating a Modified Heuristic for the Multiple-Vehicle Scheduling Problem," IIE Transactions, March 1986.

Benton, W.C., "Multiple Price Breaks and Alternative Purchase Lot Sizing Procedures in MRP Systems," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 23, No. 5, 1985.

Benton, W.C. and Srivastava, R., "Product Structure Complexity and Multi-Level Lot Sizing in MRP Systems Using Alternative Costing Policies," Decision Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 4, Fall (1985).

Benton, W.C. and Srikar, B., "Experimental Study of Heuristic Algorithms for Solution for the Multiple Vehicle Routing Problem," Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1985.

Benton, W.C., "An Experimental Analysis of Purchase Quantity Discount Procedures in an MRP Environment," Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, Vol. 19, No. 1, spring (1983).

McFillen, J., Reck, R. and Benton, W., "An Experiment in Purchasing Negotiations," Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, Vol. 19, No. 2, summer (1983).

Benton, W.C. and Whybark, D.C., "Purchasing Discounts and Material Requirements Planning (MRP)," Journal of Operations Management, January 1982.