Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Faculty and Staff

Maciek Nowak

Title/s: Associate Professor

Office #: Schreiber 421

Phone: 312.915.7654

E-mail: mnowak4@luc.edu

About

Through his research, Dr. Nowak has worked with Federal Express, United Parcel Service, and the Georgia Ports Authority.  He has also received grants for research from the Federal Highway Administration, the U. S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. State Department. Dr. Nowak’s current research focuses on the use of various heuristic optimization techniques for vehicle routing problems.  He was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to conduct research as a visiting scholar at the Warsaw School of Economics.  He was also a visiting scholar at Northwestern University and the University of Tunis-El Manar.  His research has been published in Transportation Science, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers & OR, and the Journal of Transportation Management.  He has also written book chapters on the package express industry and the use of technology in the trucking industry.

Degrees

  • PhD Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2005, Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • MSE University of Michigan, May 2000, Industrial and Operations Engineering

  • MSE University of Michigan, December 1998 Environmental Engineering

  • BSE University of Michigan, May 1997 Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests

  • Vehicle routing

  • Vehicle tracking

  • Supply chain management

  • Operations management

  • Logistics, data analysis

  • Operations research

  • Quantitative methods

  • Heuristic search

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)

  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)

Student Organizations

  • ISSCM Club

Courses Taught

  • SCMG 338. Logistics in a Global Economy

  • SCMG 480. Intro to Operations Management

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

Basole, R. and M. A. Nowak, “Assimilation of Tracking Technology in the Supply Chain,” Forthcoming in Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.

Hewitt, M., M. A. Nowak, and N. Nataraj. “Planning strategies for home health care delivery,” Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 33 (5), 2016.

Hewitt, M., Nowak, M. A., Gala, L. (2015). Consolidating Home Meal Delivery with Limited Operational Disruption. European Journal of Operational Research, 243(1), 281-291.

Dong, X., Nowak, M. A., Chen, P., Lin, Y. (2015). Self-adaptive Perturbation and Multi-neighborhood Search for Iterated Local Search on the Permutation Flow Shop Problem. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 87, 176-185.

Dong, X., H. Chen, H. Huang, M.A. Nowak "A multi-restart iterated local search algorithm for the permutation flow shop problem minimizing total flow time." Computers & Operations Research. 40.2 (2013). 627-632.

Lewis, B., A. Erera, M. A. Nowak, C. White. "Managing Inventory in Global Supply Chains Facing Port-of-Entry Disruption Risks." Transportation Science. 47.2 (2013). 162-180.

Smilowitz, K., M.A. Nowak, T. Jiang. "Workforce management in periodic delivery operations." Transportation Science. 47.2 (2013). 214-230.

Nowak, M.A., M. Hewitt, C.  White. "Precedence Constrained Pickup and Delivery with Split Loads."  International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications. 15.1 (2012). 1-4.

Nowak, M.A., O. Ergun, C. White. "An Empirical Study on the Benefit of Split Loads with the Pickup and Delivery Problem."European Journal of Operational Research. 198.3 (2009). 734-740.

Nowak, M.A., J. Simons, J. Wilson "Process Flow and Scheduling in the Fairbanks County State Court." Business Case Journal. (2008).

Nowak, M.A., O. Ergun, C. White. "Pickup and Delivery with Split Loads." Transportation Science. 42 (2008).

Nowak, M.A., & A. Erera. "Evaluation of an Expanded Satellite Based Mobile Communications Tracking System." Journal of Transportation Management. 18 (2007).

Nowak, M.A., S. Pollock, M. Epelman. "Assignment of Swimmers to Dual Meet Events." Computers & Operations Research. 33 (2005).

Presentation of Refereed Papers

Traveling Salesman Problem with Mileage Bands”, Invited Presentation, 28th European Conference on Operational Research, Poznan, Poland, July, 2016.

Traveling Salesman Problem with Mileage Bands”, Refereed Presentation, TRISTAN Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis, Oranjestad, Aruba, June, 2016.

Integrating Resource Acquisition and Repositioning Into Tactical Transportation Planning Under Uncertainty”, Refereed Presentation, 6th Odysseus International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics, Corsica, June, 2015.

Integrating Resource Acquisition and Repositioning Into Tactical Transportation Planning Under Uncertainty”, Refereed Presentation, 7th International Network Optimization Conference, Warsaw, May, 2015.

The Fight for the Last Mile”, Invited Panelist, Northwestern University Transportation Center Industry Workshop, Evanston, IL, October, 2013.

Estimating the Cost of Continuity of Care in Home Health Care Delivery”, Refereed Presentation, VeRoLog, Southampton, UK, July, 2013.

Keynote Address, “Advances in Vehicle Routing”, ORTEC Industry Forum, Atlanta, May, 2013.

Hewitt, M.,  M.A. Nowak.  "Impact of Consistency of Care on Home Healthcare Routing."   Odysseus International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics. Mykonos, Greece. 2012.

Hewitt, M., M.A. Nowak.  "Impact of Consistency of Care on Home Healthcare Routing."   IFORS. Melbourne, Australia. 2011.

Nowak, M.A., K. Smilowitz. "Workforce Management in Periodic Routing: Lessons Learned on a UPS Package Car."   IFORS. Melbourne, Australia. 2011.

Smilowitz, K., Nowak, M.A. Workforce Management in Periodic Routing: Modeling and Practice.   Optimization Days. Montreal, Canada. 2011.

Nowak, M.A., K. Smilowitz, T. Jiang. "Incorporating Operational Complexity in the Period Vehicle Routing Problem." Production and Operations Management Society Annual Conference. Vancouver, Canada. 2010.

Nowak, M.A., K. Smilowitz, T. Jiang. "Workforce Management in Periodic Delivery Operations."  TRISTAN Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis. Tromso, Norway. 2010.

Nowak, M.A., K. Smilowitz, T. Jiang.  "Incorporating Operational Complexity in the Period Vehicle Routing Problem."  Odysseus International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics. Cesme, Turkey. 2009.

Nowak, M.A. "Pickup and Delivery with Split Loads." Odysseus International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics. Altea, Spain. 2006.

Book Chapters

Nowak, Maciek. & Hough, L. "The Package Express Industry: A Historical and Current Perspective." Trucking in the Age of Information.  Ashgate, 2005.

Nowak, Maciek. , Nagarajan A., E, C., Mitchell, W., & White, C. "The Package Express Industry: A Historical and Current Perspective." Trucking in the Age of Information. Ashgate, 2005.