J. Doug Blocher

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Contact Information

(812) 855-2667

1309 E. 10th Street
Room CG 2012

  • Chairperson and Professor of Operations & Decision Technologies
  • Arthur M. Weimer Faculty Fellow


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, Purdue University, 1990
  • MS, Purdue University, 1983
  • BS, Purdue University, 1980

Professional Experience

  • Kelley School of Business: Faculty 1991-present
  • General Motors: Production Control and Supervision 1983-1987
  • Bell Helicopter Textron: Test Engineer 1980-1981
  • Union City Body Company: Drafting and Design 1975-1979

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Kelley Teaching Excellence Recognition Award
  • Kelley Research Excellence Award
  • MBA Teaching Excellence Award
  • Business Week Outstanding Faculty

Professional Interests

Customer Order Scheduling, Changeover Scheduling, Supply Chain Management, Lead Time/Cycle Time Reduction

Selected Publications

  • Zhou, F., J.D. Blocher, X. Hu, and H.S. Heese (2014), "Optimal Single Machine Scheduling of Products with Components and Changeover Cost," European Journal of Operational Research, 233(1): 75-83. Read Abstract
  • Anderson, B., J.D. Blocher, K.M. Bretthauer, M.A. Venkataramanan (2013), "An Efficient Network-based Formulation for Sequence Dependent Setup Scheduling on Parallel Identical Machines", Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 57, pp.483-493. Read Abstract
  • Blocher, J. D., S. P. Choi, and S. Gavirneni (2008), "Value of Sharing Production Yield Information in a Serial Supply Chain," Production and Operations Management, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 1-12. Read Abstract
  • Blocher, J. D. and D. Chhajed (2008), "Minimizing Customer Order Lead - Time in a Two - Stage Assembly Supply Chain," Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 161, pp. 25-52. Read Abstract
  • Bendoly, E., J. D. Blocher, K. Bretthauer, and M.A. Venkataramanan (2007), "Service and Cost Benefits through Clicks-and-Mortar Integration, Implications for the  Centralization Decentralization Debate," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 180, No. 1, pp. 426-442. Read Abstract
  • Bendoly, E., J.D. Blocher, K.M. Bretthauer, S. Krishnan, and M.A. Venkataramanan (2005), "Online/In-Store Integration and Customer Retention", Journal of Service Research, Vol.7, No. 4, May, pp. 313-327. Read Abstract

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