Dr. Thomas A Lacksonen

Program Director, M. S. Sustainable Management
Full Professor
Operations and Management Department
College of Management

Office: 236 Jarvis Hall-Technology Wing
Phone: 715-232-1144
Email: lacksonent@uwstout.edu

Teaching Interests: Lean Manufacturing, Facilities Planning, Engineering Economy, Simulation, Project Management

Research Interests: Facilities design, global engineering, effect of culture on lean manufacturing, humanitarian logistics

Education

    • Ph D Industrial and Management Systems Engineering
    • The Pennsylvania State University
    • State College, PA, 1991
    • MS Industrial Engineering
    • University of South Florida
    • Tampa, FL, 1983
    • BS Industrial Engineering
    • University of Toledo
    • Toledo, OH, 1981

Courses Taught

  • INMGT-200 Product & Operations Mgmt
  • INMGT-300 Engineering Economy
  • INMGT-335 Lean Manufacturing Systems
  • INMGT-350 Facilities Planning
  • INMGT-365 Project Management
  • INMGT-399 Independent Study
  • INMGT-435 Facil & Mat Handling Syst Des
  • INMGT-496 Innovation Management
  • INMGT-700 Org Research Methods
  • INMGT-710 Seminar-Technology Management
  • INMGT-735 Prob in Technology Management
  • INMGT-740 Decision Modeling
  • INMGT-749 Coop Ed Exp
  • INMGT-790 Global Tech Mgmt Practicum
  • INMGT-797 Field Experience
  • MFGE-440 Mfg Syst Design & Simulation
  • MFGE-735 Field Problem in Mfg Engr

Work Experience

Academic: Post-secondary

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Operations and Management, College of Management
    • Professor
    • 2005 - Present
    • Middle East Technical University, Industrial Engineering
    • Visiting Professor
    • 2011 - 2012
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Operations and Management, College of Management
    • Associate Professor
    • 1999 - 2005
    • Middle East Technical University, Industrial Engineering
    • Visiting Professor
    • 2003 - 2004
    • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Operations and Management, College of Management
    • Assistant Professor
    • 1997 - 1999
    • Ohio University, Industrial Engineering
    • Assistant Professor
    • 1991 - 1997

Industry

  • Eastman Kodak Co.
    • Senior Industrial Engineer
    • 1984 - 1988
  • Whirlpool Corporation
    • Industrial Engineer
    • 1981 - 1982

Intellectual Contributions

    Book, Chapter

    • Lacksonen, T., (Published). Problem generators for Engineering economy. Engineering Economy, Eschenbach and Lavelle, Oxford U Press

    Journal Article

    • Shrestha, A., Asthana, R., Lacksonen, T., & Singh, M., (2009). Synthesis and Characterization of Air-sintered Al2-O3 Bronze Composites. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance , 18(8, 1041-1045)
    • Güler, C., Chousein, A., Sitti, K., Solmaz, E., Başak, O., Meral, S., & Lacksonen, T., (2004). Gida Sektorunde Bir Firma icin Tedarik Zinciri Agi Tasarimi ve Arac Rotalama (Design of a Supply Chain Network and Vehicle Routing for a Company in the Food Sector). Endustri Muhendisligi (Industrial Engineering) , 40(4, 19-31)
    • Lacksonen, T., (2004). Optimal Scope of Work for International Integrated Systems. Progress in Material Handling Research , 189-208) Charlotte, NC: Material Handling Institute.
    • Lacksonen, T., (2002). Global Material Handling Systems Design. Progress in Material Handling Research , 249-265) Charlotte, NC: Material Handling Institute.
    • Lacksonen, T., & Anussornnitisarn, P., (2001). Empirical Comparison of Search Algorithms for Discrete Event Simulation. Computers and Industrial Engr. , 40(1-2, 133-148)
    • Lacksonen, T., & Hung, C. Y., (1998). Project Scheduling Algorithms for Re-layout Projects. , 30(1, 91-99)
    • Lacksonen, T., (1997). Preprocessing for Static and Dynamic Facility Layout Problems. , 35(4, 1095-1106)
    • Klein, P., & Lacksonen, T., (1996). Writing Across the Curriculum: Memos. Journal of Industrial Technology , 12(4, 49-51)
    • Lacksonen, T., (1994). Static and Dynamic Layout Problems with Varying Areas. , 45(1, 59-69)
    • Lacksonen, T., & Enscore, E., (1993). Quadratic Assignment Algorithms for the Dynamic Layout Problem. , 31(3, 503-517)
    • Lacksonen, T., & Harmonosky, C., (1991). Evaluation of Different Simulation Approaches for Modeling a Custom Build Assembly Line. Computers & Industrial Engineering , 20(3, 335-342)

    Book

    • , Lacksonen, T., & et al., (2003). Issues in Material Handling Design.
    • , Lacksonen, T., & et al., (1997). Facility Planning. , 1(3rd, 500) Atlanta, GA: Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Presentations

    Paper

    • Lacksonen, T., (October, 2014). Innovation Management Coruse in a Polytechnic Environment. ASEE Regional Conference, Iowa City, IA, United States.
    • Lacksonen, T., & Finder, B., (May, 2012). Risk Control Management Principles in the United States and Turkey. Middle East Technical University, Ankara,, Turkey.
    • Finder, B., & Lacksonen, T., (March, 2012). Risk Control Management Principles in the United States and Turkey. Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bursa,, Turkey.
    • Lacksonen, T., (January, 2012). Cultural Issues in Implementing Lean Production in Turkey. Turk Traktor, Ankara,, Turkey.
    • Lacksonen, T., (December, 2011). Cultural Issues in Implementing Lean Production in Turkey. Izmir Ekonomi Universitesi, Izmir,, Turkey.
    • Lacksonen, T., (October, 2011). Cultural Issues in Implementing Lean Production. Middle East Technical University, Ankara,, Turkey.
    • Lacksonen, T., Rathinam, B., Pakdil, F., & Gulel, D., (2010). Cultural Issues in Implementing Lean Production. Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun,, Mexico.
    • Lacksonen, T., (2009). Teaching Undergraduate Material Handling. College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CIC-MHE) New Teacher’s Institute, Fayetteville, AR, United States.
    • Lacksonen, T., & Dengiz, B., (2008). A Global Facilities Design Project. Frontiers in Education, Saratoga Springs, NY, United States.
    • Lacksonen, T., (2006). A Global Manufacturing Systems Design Network. American Society of Engineering Education North Central Regional Conference, Houghton, MI, United States.

    Oral Presentation

    • Lacksonen, T., (June, 2013). Teaching Facilities Design – Engineering vs. Technology Programs. Material Handling Teacher’s Institute, Rochester, NY.

    Poster

    • Finder, B., & Lacksonen, T., (April, 2013). Risk Control Management Principles in the United States and Turkey. Research Day , Menomonie, WI.

Applied Research

    Consulting

    • Fawley-Bryant (Sarasota, FL).
      • (2014 - 2014)
    • Microclinics, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN).
      • (2009)
    • STTI (Stout).
      • (2008)
    • Kifas Ortopedik (Ankara, Turkey).
      • (2007 - 2008)
    • Nestles’ (Eau Claire, WI).
      • (2002)
    • Cimtechnologies (Ames, IA).
      • (1997)
    • NASA (Hampton, VA).
      • (1994)

Directed Student Classroom Project

  • Joy Design Air Filters (Kolkata, India).
    • (2014 - 2014)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Fellowship

    • Fulbright Fellowship to Turkey, United States State Department (2011)

    Award

    • Sabbatical, UW-Stout (2011)
    • Sabbatical, UW-Stout (2003)

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CIC-MHE)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)