Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Faculty and Staff

Frank Forst

Title/s: Associate Professor

Office #: Maguire 386

Phone: 312.915.7058

E-mail: fforst@luc.edu


  • PhD Management Science, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1981

  • MBA Quantitative Methods, Loyola University Chicago, 1972

  • BS Mathematics, Loyola University Chicago, 1969

Research Interests

  • Operations Management with special interest in job shop scheduling and vendor selection

  • Business forecasting

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

  • INFORMS College on Production and Operations Management

  • Production and Operations Management Society

Professional Activities

  • Library Liaison for Management Science Department

  • Manuscript reviewer for:

    Operations Research

    European Journal of Operational Research

    Naval Research Logistics

    Decision Sciences

    International Transactions in Operational Research

    and several textbook publishers

Courses Taught

  • ISOM 241. Business Statistics

  • OPMG 332. Operations Management

  • OPMG 341. Quality Management and Continuing Improvement

  • OPMG 343. Operations Research

  • OPMG 480. Operations Management

  • ISOM 491. Managerial Statistics

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

Forst, Frank. , "Minimizing the Expected Weighted Number of Tardy Jobs with Non-Identically Distributed Processing Times and Due Dates." Research in Business and Economics Journal (2009).