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William L. Berry


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Professor Berry's areas of expertise are:

  • manufacturing strategy
  • manufacturing planning and control systems

Papers Presented

"Production Systems Structure: A Control Application," W. K. Holstein and W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the Institute of Management Sciences XIV International Meeting, Mexico City, August, 22-25, 1967.

"The Labor Assignment Decision: An Application of Work Flow Structure Information," W. K. Holstein and W. L. Berry, an invited paper presented at the 36th National Meeting of the Operations Research Society of America, Miami, Florida, November 10, 1969.

"The Relationship Between Rules for Dispatching and Inventory Control in Job Lot Manufacturing Systems," W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference and Convention of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, Boston, Massachusetts, May 12-15, 1971.

"Integrated Procedures for Shop Scheduling and Inventory Control,"
W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the 1971 Region VIII Fall Conference of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 17-18, 1971.

"Computer Education and Operations Management," W. L. Berry and D. C. Whybark, Paper presented at the Third Annual Conference of the American Institute for Decision Sciences in St. Louis, Missouri, October 28, 1971. (Published in conference proceedings.)

"Priority Scheduling Rules for a Combined Production-Inventory System: A Simulation Analysis," W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the Fifth Conference on Applications of Simulation, New York, New York, December 8-10, 1971. (Published in conference proceedings.)

"Lot Sizing Procedures for Requirements Planning Systems: A Framework for Analysis," W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the Institute of Management Sciences XIX International Meeting, Houston, Texas, April 4-8, 1972.

"Lot Sizing Procedures for Requirements Planning Systems: A Simulation Analysis," W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the 41st National Meeting of the Operations Research Society of America, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 26-28, 1972.

"Forecasting Demand for Medical Supply Items Using Exponential and Adaptive Smoothing Models," E. E. Adams, W. L. Berry, and D. C. Whybark, Paper presented at the Fourth National Meeting of the American Institute for Decision Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1-4, 1972. (Published in conference proceedings.)

"Priority Scheduling and Inventory Control in Discrete Manufacturing Systems," W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the Third Annual Conference of the American Institute for Decision Sciences, in St. Louis, Missouri, October 28, 1971. (Published in conference proceedings.)

"Selecting Exponential Smoothing Constants: An Application of Pattern Search," W. L. Berry and F. W. Bliemel, Paper presented at the Fourth National Meeting of the American Institute for Decision Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1-4, 1972. (Published in conference proceedings.)

"The Assignment of Men to Machines: An Application of Branch and Bound," J. G. Miller and W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the 1972 Joint Meeting of ORSA, TIMS and AIIE, Atlantic City, New Jersey, November, 1972.

"Motivating Student Interest in Computer Analysis of Inventory Systems," W. L. Berry and D. C. Whybark, Paper presented at the Fourth National Meeting of the American Institute for Decision Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1-4, 1972. (Published in conference proceedings.)

"Heuristic Methods for Assigning Men to Machines: An Experimental Analysis," J. G. Miller and W. L. Berry, an invited paper presented at the 43rd Meeting of the Operations Research Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 9-11, 1973.

"Determining Telephone Operator Shift Schedules Using Integer Linear Programming," W. B. Henderson and W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the Fifth National Meeting of the American Institute for the Decision Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, November 15-16, 1973. (Published in conference proceedings.)

"A Comparison of Alternative Forecasting Strategies for Multi-Stage Production Inventory Systems," J. G. Miller, W. L. Berry and C. F. Lai, paper presented at the Fifth National Meeting of the American Institute for the Decision Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, November 15-16, 1973. (Published in conferences proceedings.)

"Critical Ratio Scheduling: An Experimental Analysis," W. L. Berry and V. Rao, an invited paper presented at the 45th Meeting of the Operations Research Society, Boston, Massachusetts, April 22-24, 1974.

"Heuristic Methods for Scheduling Telephone Operator Work Shifts: An Experimental Analysis," W. B. Henderson and W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the Sixth National Meeting of the American PAPERS Institute for the Decision Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia, October 30 - November 1, 1974. (Published in conference proceedings.)

"Determining Optimal Shift Schedules for Telephone Traffic Exchange Operators," W. B. Henderson and W. L. Berry, Paper presented in the Production and Inventory Control Session at the 47th Meeting of the Operations Research Society, Chicago, Illinois, April 30 - May 2, 1975.

"A Bayesian Algorithm for Determining Optimal Single Sample Acceptance Plans for Product Attributes," H. Moskowitz and W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the Spring, 1975 TIMS/ORSA meeting in Chicago, Illinois, April 30 - May 2, 1975.

"Priority Scheduling With Queue Waiting Time Information: An Experimental Analysis," W. L. Berry and R. A. Findlay, Paper presented at the Spring, 1975 TIMS/ORSA Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 30 - May 2, 1975.

"The Use of Operations Research Techniques to Estimate Inventory Savings in an Equipment Investment Justification," W. L. Berry, M. Marcus, and J. G. Williams, paper

presented at the AIIE 1975 Annual Systems Engineering Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 19-21, 1975 (Published in conference proceedings.)

"Improving Labor Productivity in Service Oriented Firms Through Forecasting: A Case Study of Predicting Teller Window Demand," W. L. Berry, V. A. Mabert, and M. Marcus, Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference and Convention of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, St. Louis, Missouri, May 23-25, 1976 (Published in conference proceedings.)

"Master Scheduling and Capacity Planning: A Case Study," R. Mohrman and W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the Conference on the Disaggregation Problem, sponsored by the Graduate School of Business, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, March 10-11, 1977.

"A Modular Approach to Manufacturing Engineering Education," W. L. Berry and C. Moodie, Paper presented at the 29th Annual Conference and Convention of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, Dallas, Texas, May 25-27, 1977.

"An Experimental Analysis of Alternative Capacity Planning Techniques for Use in Master Production Scheduling," W. L. Berry, T. E. Vollmann, and T. G. Schmitt, Paper presented at the ninth Annual National Conference of the American Institute of Decision Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, October 19-21, 1977.

"Material Requirements Planning Systems Performance: The Impact of Changes in Planned Lead Times and Production Lot Sizes," W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the 1978 Western AIDS Conference, San Diego, California, March 1-3, 1978.

"Material Requirements Planning Systems - A Tutorial," W. L. Berry and T. E. Vollmann, Paper presented at the Joint National ORSA/TIMS Meeting in Los Angeles, California, November 13-15, 1978.

"Master Production Scheduling: A State of the Art Survey," W. L. Berry, T. E. Vollmann, and D. C. Whybark, Paper presented at the 21st Annual Conference, American Production and Inventory Control Society, Hollywood, Florida, October 24-27, 1978.

"New Directions in the Operations Management Curriculum: Manufacturing Industries," W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the 10th Annual Convention of the American Institute of Decision Sciences, St. Louis, Missouri, October 30 - November 1, 1978.

"Critical Ratio Scheduling: Static vs. Dynamic Due Dates," W. L. Berry, R. J. Penlesky, and T. E. Vollmann, Paper presented at the 1979 Midwestern AIDS Conference in Chicago, Illinois, May 3-4, 1979.

"An Analysis of Capacity Planning Techniques for an MRP System," W. L. Berry, T. Schmitt, and T. E. Vollmann, invited paper presented at the XXIV International Meeting of the Institute of Management Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 18-22, 1979.

"Master Production Scheduling - Tutorial," W. L. Berry, T. E. Vollmann, and D. C. Whybark, Paper presented at the 11th Annual Convention of the American Institute of Decision Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 19-21, 1979.

"Operations Planning and Control Systems: Research Needs for the 1980's," W. L. Berry, paper presented at the 12th Annual Convention of the American Institute of Decision Sciences, Las Vegas, Nevada, November, 1980.

"Model Curriculum for Production/Operations Management," W. L. Berry,
paper presented at the 13th Annual Convention of the American Institute of Decision Sciences, Boston, MA, November 18-20, 1981.

"Rescheduling Decision Rules for MRP Systems: An Experimental Analysis," R. J. Penlesky and W. L. Berry, paper presented at the Joint National ORSA/TIMS Meeting in San Diego, California, October 25-27, 1982.

"Structuring a Master Production Scheduling System for Repetitive Manufacturing," W. L. Berry, paper presented at Production/Operations Management Research Conference, sponsored by the London Business School, London, England, January 5-6, 1983.

"Managing Work-In-Process Inventory in Material Requirements Planning Systems," W. L. Berry and P. G. Krishnan, paper presented at the Fall Industrial Engineering Conference, Toronto, Canada, November 13-16, 1983.

"Master Production Scheduling Assemble-to-Order Products," W. L. Berry, Paper presented at the Production/Operations Management Research Conference, sponsored by the London Business School, London, England, May 14, 1984.

"Cost Impact of Freezing the Master Production Schedule," V. Sridharan, V. Udayabhanu, and W. L. Berry, paper presented at the Joint National ORSA/TIMS Meeting in Dallas, Texas, November 26-28, 1984.

"Just-in-Time Manufacturing Systems: A Survey of Current Teaching Material," W. L. Berry, paper presented at the Operations Management Group of the United Kingdom, at the London Business School, July 5, 1985, London, England.

"Master Production Scheduling Stability: Lot Sizing Effects," V. Sridharan, W. L. Berry, V. Udayabhanu, paper presented at the Joint National ORSA/TIMS meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, November 4-6, 1985.

"Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems: The Role of Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems," W. L. Berry, paper presented at the 1985 Annual meeting of the American Institute of Decision Sciences in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 11-13, 1985.

"An Evaluation of Part Scheduling Rules in a Random FMS," W. L. Berry, W. J. Boe, D. R. Denzler, paper presented at the Joint National ORSA/TIMS meeting in Los Angeles, CA, April 14-16, 1986.

"Master Production Scheduling: A Key Competitive Element in the Formulation of Manufacturing Strategy," W. L. Berry, W. J. Tallon, and D. Wolfs, paper presented at the TIMS XXVII International Conference in Brisbane, Australia, July 20-23, 1986.

"Master Production Scheduling: An Experimental Comparison of MPS Freezing Procedures," V. Sridharan and W. L. Berry, paper presented at Joint National ORSA/TIMS meeting in Miami Beach, Florida, October 27-29, 1986.

"An Experimental Comparison of Master Production Scheduling Techniques for Assemble-to-Order Products," W. J. Tallon and W. L. Berry, paper presented at the Joint National ORSA/TIMS meeting in New Orleans, LA, May 11-13, 1987.

"Product Structure Analysis: A Key Element in the Design of Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems," W. L. Berry, W. J. Tallon, W. J. Boe, paper presented at the 1987 National Decision Sciences Meeting in Boston, MA, November 23-25, 1987 (Published in Conference Proceedings).

"Freezing Methods for Master Production Scheduling: A Framework for Design and Analysis," V. Sridharan and W. L. Berry, paper presented at the 1987 National Decision Sciences meeting in Boston, MA, November 23-25, 1987 (Published in Conference Proceedings).

"Linking Manufacturing Strategy and Manufacturing Control Systems," W. L. Berry and T. J. Hill, paper presented at the Expert Systems and Intelligent Manufacturing Conference, sponsored by the University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, May 2-4, 1988.

"An Analysis of Lot-Sizing Cost and Schedule Stability in Freezing the Master Production Schedule Under Demand Uncertainty in a Rolling Planning Horizon Environment," V. Sridharan and W. L. Berry, paper presented at the 1988 National Decision Sciences Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 21-23, 1988 (Published in Conference Proceedings).

"ITEC An Integrated Manufacturing Instructional Exercise," W. L. Berry, S. Chapman, D. R. Denzler, V. Mabert, D. Steel, paper presented at the 1989 National Decision Sciences meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 20-22, 1989.

"Segmentation Techniques Applied to Operations Issues," C. C. Bozarth and W. L. Berry, paper presented at the 1990 National Decision Sciences Institute meeting in San Diego, California, November 19-21, 1990.

"Linking Marketing and Manufacturing Strategy," W. L. Berry, invited paper presented at the Spring, 1991 Operations Research Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, April, 1991.

"Riverside Press Case", W. L. Berry and C. C. Bozarth, presented at the 1991 Decision Science Institute Case Writing Workshop at the National DSI Meeting in Miami, Florida, November 22, 1991.

"Linking Manufacturing Strategy to Markets", W. L. Berry, invited paper presented at the 1992 National Meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society, Orlando, Florida, October 18-21, 1992.

"A Study of University-Based Managerially-Oriented Manufacturing Research Centers", D. A. Elvers, W. L. Berry, A. McKinney, and D. Watts, paper presented at the Operations Management Association of the United Kingdom Seventh Annual Conference, Manchester, England, June 23-24, 1992. (Paper published in the conference proceedings.)

"Market Segmentation Using Operations Perspectives," W. L. Berry, invited paper presented at the 1994 ORSA/TIMS Joint National Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, October 23-26,1994.

"Cross-Functional Education: Aligning Marketing and Operations Strategy," W. L. Berry, J. R. Grabner, and H. L. Mathews, 1995 Summer Marketing Educator's Conference sponsored by the American Marketing Association, Washington DC, August 12-15, 1995. (This paper received the 1995 American Marketing Association Summer Educator's Conference Award as the best paper in the Education Track.)

"Aligning Marketing and Manufacturing Strategy," W. L. Berry, T. J. Hill, and
J. Klompmaker, paper presented at the European Operations Management Association Annual Conference, London, England, June 3-4, 1996.

"Supporting Product Variety as a Competitive Advantage in Processing Industries," W. L. Berry and M.C. Cooper, paper presented at the INFORMS annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, November 3-6, 1996.

"Aligning Marketing and Manufacturing Strategy," W. L. Berry, T. Hill, and J. Klompmaker, paper presented at the National Decision Sciences Institute Meeting in Orlando, Florida, November 24, 1996.

"Manufacturing Flexibility: The Impact of Product Variety on Performance in Process Industries," W. L. Berry and M. Cooper, paper presented at the National Decision Sciences Institute Meeting in Orlando, Florida, November 24, 1996.

"Integrating MRP II and Process Flow Scheduling in Process Industries", W. L. Berry, D. A. Schilling, and J. A. Hill, paper presented at the 1997 National Decision Sciences Institute Meeting in San Diego, California, November 22-25, 1997.

"Aligning Marketing and Manufacturing Strategy," W. L. Berry, T. Hill, and J. Klompmaker, paper presented at the 1998 National Conference of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) in Nashville, Tennessee, November 1, 1998.

"Heuristics for Master Production Scheduling Make-to-stock Sequence Department Products

in Process Industries," W. L. Berry, D. Schilling, and J. Hill, paper presented at the 1998 National Decision Sciences Institute Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 24, 1998.

"Computer Education and Operations Management," W. L. Berry, and D. C. Whybark,
paper presented at the 1999 National Conference of the Decision Science Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 22, 1999.

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