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Darwin Davis

Associate Professor of Operations Management

Department: Business Administration
Campus Address: 204 Alfred Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1789
Email: darwin.davis@udel.edu

Biography

Simulation Modeling

Education

  • Ph.D. - Indiana University, Operations Management & Decision Sciences, 1996
  • M.B.A- University of Delaware, 1991
  • B.A. - Utah State University, Mathematics, 1989

 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications:

  • Saniga, Erwin M., Lucas, James M., Davis, Darwin J., and McWilliams, Thomas P. (2012). “Economic Control Chart Policies for Monitoring Variables when there are Two Components of Variance,” Frontiers in Statistical Quality Control, Vol. 10, pp. 85-95.
  • Saniga, Erwin M., Davis, Darwin J., and Lucas, James M. (2009), “Using Shewhart and CUSUM Control Charts for Diagnosis with Count Data in a Vendor Certification Study,” Journal of Quality Technology, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 217-227.
  • Davis, Darwin J., Kher, Hemant V., and Wagner, Bret J. (2009), “Influence of Workload Imbalances on the Need for Worker Flexibility.” Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol 57, pp. 319-329.
  • Reprint:  The following article appears as a reprint in the Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering, Adedeji B. Badiru and Marlin U. Thomas, editors, CRC Press: 2009.
  • Jaber, Mohamad Y., Kher, Hemant V., and Davis, Darwin J. (2003). "Countering Forgetting Through Training and Deployment," International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 85, No. 1, pp. 33-46.
  • Lucas, James M., Davis, Darwin J., and Saniga, Erwin M. (2006). “Detecting Improvement with Shewhart Attribute Control Charts When the Lower Control Limit is Zero,” IIE Transactions, Vol. 38, No. 8, pp. 659-669.  IIE Transactions Award:  2008 Best Paper in Quality and Reliability Engineering
  • Saniga, Erwin M., McWilliams, Thomas P., Davis, Darwin J., and Lucas, James M. (2006).  “Economic Control Chart Policies for Monitoring Variables,” International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2, pp. 116-138. 
  • Saniga, Erwin M., McWilliams, Thomas P., Davis, Darwin J. and Lucas, James M. (2005). “Economic Advantages of CUSUM Control Charts for Variables,” Frontiers in Statistical Quality Control, Vol. 8.
  • Saniga, Erwin M., Davis, Darwin J., and Lucas, James M. (2004). “Statistical Design of Attribute Charts for Monitoring and Continuous Improvement when Count Levels are Low,”  Frontiers in Statistical Quality Control, Vol. 7.
  • Jaber, Mohamad Y., Kher, Hemant V., and Davis, Darwin J. (2003). "Countering Forgetting Through Training and Deployment," International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 85, No. 1, pp. 33-46.
  • Wagner, Bret J., Davis, Darwin J., and Kher, Hemant V. (2002). "The Production of Several Items in a Single Facility with Linearly Changing Demand Rates," Decision Sciences, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 317-346.
  • Wagner, Bret J. and Davis, Darwin J. (2002). "A Search Heuristic for the Sequence-Dependent Economic Lot Scheduling Problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 141, No. 1, pp. 133-146.
  • McWilliams, Thomas P., Saniga, Erwin M. and Davis, Darwin J. (2001). "On the Design of Single Sample Acceptance Sampling Plans," Economic Quality Control, Vol. 16, No 2, pp. 193-198.
  • Wagner, Bret J. and Davis, Darwin J. (2001). "Discrete Sequential Search with Group Activities," Decision Sciences, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 557-573. 
  • McWilliams, Thomas P., Saniga, Erwin M. and Davis, Darwin J. (2001), "Economic-Statistical Design of and R Charts or  and S Charts," Journal of Quality Technology, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 234-241.
  • Davis, Darwin J. and Mabert, Vincent A. (2000), "Order Dispatching and Labor Assignment in Cellular Manufacturing Systems," Decision Sciences, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 745-771.
  • Saniga, Erwin M., Davis, Darwin J. and McWilliams, Thomas P. (1995), "Economic, Statistical and Economic/Statistical Design of Attribute Charts," Journal of Quality Technology, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 56-73.

Awards & Honors

Decision Sciences Institute

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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