Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Faculty and Staff

Maciek Nowak

Title/s:  Associate Dean, Faculty and Research, Professor

Office #:  Schreiber 625

Phone: 312.915.7654

E-mail:

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)

 

Courses Taught

  • SCMG 338. Logistics in a Global Economy
  • SCMG 480. Intro to Operations Management
  • SCMG 486: Global Logistics
  • SCMG 489: Supply Chain Analytics

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

Hewitt, M., T. C. Crainic, M. A. Nowak, and W. Rei, "Integrating Resource Acquisition and Management Decisions Into Tactical Transportation Planning Under Uncertainty," Accepted to Transportation Research Part B.

Nowak, M. A., C. Archetti, and B. Kaminski, "Preface: Special Issue of the Future of Route Optimization/Vehicle Routing," Networks, 73(4), 379-381, 2019.

Nowak, M. A., M. Hewitt, and H. Bachour, "Mileage Bands in Freight Transportation," European Journal of Operational Research, 272 (2), 549-564, 2019.

Bailey, M. and M. A. Nowak, "MeetOpt: A Multi-Event Coaching Decision Support System," Decision Support Systems, 112, 60-75, 2018.

Basole, R. and M. A. Nowak, “Assimilation of Tracking Technology in the Supply Chain,” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 114, 350-370, 2018.

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

"Strategic Network Design at the Polish Post", Invited Presentation, INFORMS, Phoenix, November, 2018.

"MeetOpt: A Spreadsheet-based Decision Support System for Optimal Athlete-to-Event Assignment in Track and Field", Invited Presentation, INFORMS, Phoenix, November, 2018.

"Strategic Network Design at the Polish Post", Refereed Presentation, 7th Odysseus International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics, Sardinia, June, 2018.

"Fuel Delivery in Large Networks," Refereed Presentation, 7th Odysseus International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics, Sardinia, June, 2018.

"Service Network Design at the Polish Post", Invited Seminar, University of Gdansk, Poland, May, 2018.

"Service Network Design at the Polish Post", Invited Presentation, INFORMS, Houston, October, 2017.

"Rank and Score: Athlete-event Assignment Optimization”, Invited Presentation, INFORMS, Houston, October, 2017. 

“Strategic network redesign at the Polish Post”, Invited Presentation, ROVER Workshop, Warsaw, Poland, June, 2017.

“Strategic network redesign at the Polish Post”, Invited Presentation, ROVER Workshop, Warsaw, Poland, June, 2017.

"Workforce Mangagement in Periodic Delivery Operations", Invited Seminar, University of Vienna, Austria, May, 2017.

“Optimization Model for Tactical Logistics Processes of Postal Services”, Invited Seminar, Poznan University of Technology, Poland, May, 2017.

“Workforce Management in Periodic Delivery Operations”, Invited Seminar, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, April, 2017.

“Trends in Supply Chain Management”, Invited Seminar, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, April, 2017.

“Workforce Management in Periodic Delivery Operations”, Invited Seminar, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, March, 2017.

“Integrating Resource Acquisition and Repositioning Into Tactical Transportation Planning Under Uncertainty”, Refereed Presentation, 8th International Network Optimization Conference, Lisbon, February, 2017.

 

 

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.

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.

Written Case with Instructional Material

Nowak, M. A. and T. Scanlan, “Hu-Friedy: Evaluating Transportation Alternatives,” Business Case, Ivey Publishing, 2018.( https://www.iveycases.com/ProductView.aspx?id=95168)
 
Nowak, M. A., Stoll, A. (2016). ENOVE: Business Strategy in a Transitioning Economy (pp. 9 pages).https://www.iveycases.com/ProductView.aspx?id=77233