Faruk Guder

Title/s:  Professor

Office #:  Schreiber 704

Phone: 312.915.7062


External Webpage: http://fguder.sites.luc.edu


  • PhD, Operations Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983
  • MBA, Production/Operations Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979
  • BA, School of Business, Ege University, Izmir-Turkey, 1977

Research Interests

  • Quality Management
  • Inventory control problems with price discounts and capacity constraints
  • spatial price equilibrium
  • piecewise-linear programming
  • large-scale quadratic programming problems with transportation type constraints

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • Member of American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Manuscript reviewer for:

  • Management Science
  • Operations Research
  • Transportation Science
  • Naval Research Logistics
  • The Journal of Operational Research Society
  • European Journal of Operations Research

Courses Taught

  • SCMG 480, Operations Management
  • SCMG 481, Quality Management for Performance Improvement
  • ISSCM 491, Managerial Statistics
  • ISSCM 492, Database Systems
  • ISSCM 241, Business Statistics
  • SCMG 332, Operations Management


  • Dean's List of Top Fifteen Faculty
  • Faculty of the Year 1998-99, Quinlan School of Business
  • James E. Kemper Research Fellowship, School of Business, Loyola University Chicago 1987-1988
  • Summer Research Grant, Loyola University 1985

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles 

Guder, F., Malliaris, M., (2013). "Online Course Evaluations Response Rates." American Journal of Business Education, 6(3), 333-337

Guder, F. Malliaris, M., (2010). "Online and Paper Course Evaluations." American Journal of Business Education, 3. 2. 131-137.  

Guder, F., Malliaris, M., Jalilvand, A. (2009). "Changing the Culture of a School: The Effect of Larger Class Size on Instructor and Student Performance." American Journal of Business Education, 2. 9. 83-89.  

Guder, F., Pinar, M., Yucel, T., (2004). "Examining the Impact of ISO 9000 Certification on Business Performance Using Stock Market Returns."  Journal of Business and Society, Volume 16, Number 2.

Guder, F., Al-Hayri, N. Shah, Jukic, N., (2003). "Obscene and Indecent Material on the Internet: Case of Oman."  The Global Economy: Financial, Monetary, Trade and Knowledge Asymmetries, APF Press.

Guder, F. Zydiak, J. L., (2000). "Fixed Cycle Ordering Policies for Capacitated Multiple Item Inventory Systems with Quantity Discounts.”  Computers and Industrial Engineering, 38(1),, 67-77.

 Guder, F.  Zydiak, J. L. (1999). "Ordering Policies for Mutli-item Inventory Systems to Multiple Resource Constraints." Computers and Operations Research, 26, 583-87.

 Guder, F. Zydiak, J. L.  (1997). "Non-Stationary Ordering Policies for Mutli-item Systems Subject to a Single Resource Constraint and Quantity Discounts." Computers and Operations Research, 24(1), 61-71.

Guder, F. Nourie, F., (1996). "A Dual Simplex Algorithm for Piecewise-Linear Programming." Journal of the Operational Research Society, Volume 47, 583-590.

 Guder, F., Zydiak, J. L.  Chaudhry, S. S., (1996). "An Extended Algorithm for Capacitated Multiple Item Ordering with Quantity Discounts." Opsearch, 33, 20-29.

Guder, F., Zydiak, J. L. (1995). "Non-Stationary Ordering Policies for Mutli-item Systems Subject to a Single Resource Constraints." Journal of Operational Research Society, 46, 1145-1152.

Guder, F., Morris. J. G., (1994). "Optimal Objective Function Approximation for Separable Convex Quadratic Programming." Mathematical Programming, 67, 133-142.

 Guder, F., Zydiak, J. L. Chaudhry, S. S. (1994). "Capacitated Multiple Item Ordering with Incremental Quantity Discounts." Journal of the Operational Research Society, 45, 1197-1205.

Guder, F., Nourie, F. J. (1994). "A Restricted-Entry Method for a Transportation Problem with Piecewise-Linear Concave Costs." Computers and Operations Research, 21, 723-733.

Guder, F., Morris, J. G. , Yoon, S. H., (1993). "Parallel Computation of Intertemporal Multicommodity Spatial Price Equilibria in the Presence of Quotas." Annals of Operations Research, 44.

Guder, F., Morris, J. G., Yoon, S. H., (192). "Parallel and Serial Successive Overrelaxation for Multicommodity Spatial Price Equilibrium Problems." Transportation Science, 26  48-58.

Guder, F., (1992). "An Iterative SOR Algorithm for Multi-Period Spatial Equilibria." European Journal of the Operational Research, 61, 299-305. 

Guder, F., (1990).  "Review of POMS." OR/MS Today." Volume 17, Number 3.

Guder, F., Morris, J. G., (1989). "Computing Equilibrium Single Commodity Trade Flows Using SOR." Management Science, 35, 843-850.

Guder, F., (1989). "Pairwise Reactive Successive Overrelaxation for Net Import Spatial Equilibrium Problems." Mathematical Programming, 43, 175-186.

Guder, F., (1988). "An iterative LP algorithm for Spatial Equilibria." The Journal of Operational Research Society, 39, 1147-1154. 

Guder, F., Morris, J.G., (1988). "Objective Function Approximation: An Application to Spatial Price Equilibrium Models." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 70, 391-396.

Guder, F., Morris, J.G., (1986). "Spatial Price Equilibrium, Distribution Center Location and Successive Overrelaxation." Annals of Operations Research, 6, 113-128.

Guder, F., (1985). "A Price Formulation for Single Commodity Spatial Equilibrium Model." American Institute for Decision Sciences Proceedings, 16th Annual Midwest Conference, 86‑88.

Guder, F., Buongiorno, J., (1984). "An Interregional Analysis of the North American Newsprint Industry." Interfaces, 14, 85-95.