Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Rafay Ishfaq

Title: Assistant Professor
Office #: Maguire 370
Phone: 312.915.6574
Email: rishfaq@luc.edu

Personal Information


  • PhD, Operations Management, University of Alabama, 2010
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2002
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan, 1993

Research Interests

  • Logistics Management
  • Distribution Operations
  • Global Supply Chains
  • Network/Service Design

Courses Taught

  • ISOM 332—Operations Management (undergraduate)
  • ISOM 480—Operations Management (MBA)


  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, University of Alabama, 2010

Professional Associations

  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)


Refereed Articles

Ishfaq, R., Sox, C., (2010) "Hub Location-Allocation Problem in Intermodal Logistics". European Journal of Operational Research, forthcoming.

Ishfaq, R., Sox, C., (2010) "Intermodal Logistics: The Interplay of Financial, Operational and Service Issues". Transportation Research (E), 46 (6), 926-949.

Zoghi, B., Ishfaq, R., (2007); "Managing Services in the Distribution Industry", Industrial Distribution, 96(9).

Ishfaq, R., Reynolds, B., Zoghi, B. (2005); "Pricing of Services in the Wholesale-Distribution Industry", Review of the Electronic and Industrial Distribution Industries, 4(2), 13-32.

Ishfaq, R., Banerjee, A. (2004), "Deterministic Finite Automata Approach for Resource Assessment and Real-time Allocation", Research Paper, IIE Annual Research Conference.