Dr. Thomas A Lacksonen

Program Director, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
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

Class Schedule

Spring 2015

Course Days Time Location
INMGT-350 MW 14:30 - 15:55 HERH413A
INMGT-335 TR 08:00 - 10:00 JHSW110

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, M. S. Sustainable Management
        Program Director
        2015 - Present
      • 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, M. S. Technology Management
        Program Director
        2002 - 2010
      • 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
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, M. S. Industrial Engineering, Ohio University
        Program Director
        1991 - 1997
      • Pennsylvania State University
        Graduate Assistant
        1988 - 1991
      • University of South Florida
        Graduate Assistant
        1982 - 1984

    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.
    • Lacksonen, T., & Unluyurt, T. (2003). A Global Facilities Design Project Partnership. ASEE/WFEO International Colloquium, Nashville, TN, 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)
    • CIBER, UW-System (MAdison, WI)
      (2002)
    • Nestles’ (Eau Claire, WI)
      (2002)
    • Engineering Economy, UW-Stout (Stout)
      (2000)
    • Cimtechnologies (Ames, IA)
      (1997)
    • NASA (Hampton, VA)
      (1994)

    Directed Student Classroom Project

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

    Directed Student Industry Project


      An Automated Aviation Class Scheduling Program.Students: R Gore, R Fleming, and D Lightner (1996)

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)