Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

Azim Houshyar, Ph.D.

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
E-219 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: (269) 276-3363
Email: azim.houshyar@wmich.edu







 

Publications:

D. Meade; S. Kumar, and A. Houshyar, “Financial Analysis of a Theoretical Lean manufacturing Implementation Using Hybrid Simulation Modeling;“ Journal of manufacturing Systems, Vol 25, No 2, 2006.

A. Houshyar, B. White, and B. Aller; “A Simulation Study: Workforce Management Strategy; International Journal of Modelling and Simulation,” Accepted for publication Sept 2007.

A. Houshyar, “Reliability and Maintainability of Machinery and Equipment; Part 1: Accessibility and Assessing Machine Tool R&M Performance,” International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, Vol 24, No 3, 2004.

A. Houshyar, “Reliability and Maintainability of Machinery and Equipment; Part 2: Benchmarking, Life-Cycle Cost, and Predictive Maintenance,” International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, Vol 24, No 4, 2004.

A. Houshyar and G. Peters, “Impact of One Piece Flow on Economic Data Quality and Shop Floor Data Collection,” Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 2003.

S. Butt and A. Houshyar, “Applied Operations Scheduling and Routing,” Scientia Iranica, Vol 9, No 3, pp 187-192, Summer 2002.

H. Garcia and A. Houshyar, “Discrete Event Simulation of Fuel Transfer Strategies for Defueling a Nuclear Reactor,” Simulation, Volume 70, No 2, pp 104-118, Feb 1998.

A. Houshyar and V. Nuila, “Survey of Academia and Industry on Exploitation of Simulation,” International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, Vol 18, No 1, pp 45-53, 1998.

Papers Accepted for Conference Presentation/Inclusion in the Proceedings:


I. Sarvestani, A. Houshyar, Decision Making For Players in Robocup Contest: Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering –Theory, Applications and Practice; Clearwater, Florida, Dec 4-7, 2005.

I. Sarvestani, A. Houshyar, Six Efficient Polynomial: Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering –Theory, Applications and Practice; Clearwater, Florida, Dec 4-7, 2005.A. Houshyar, B. White, D. Meade and Y. Al-Alawi, “A Case Study: Impact of Simulation on Cutting Operational Cost,” 8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications & Practices (IJIE), Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov 10-12, 2003.

A. Houshyar, T. Krueger, S. Patil and R. Schaffer, “Throughput Improvement in a Service Industry,” 8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications & Practices (IJIE), Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov 10-12, 2003.

D. Meade, B. White and A. Houshyar, “Survey of the Impact of Financial Accounting on the Implementation of Lean Manufacturing,” 8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications & Practices (IJIE), Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov 10-12, 2003.

B. White, A. Houshyar, Y. Al-Alawi and D. Meade, “Impact of Monte Carlo Simulation in Project Selection,” 8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications & Practices (IJIE), Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov 10-12, 2003.

A. Houshyar and G. Peters, “Impact of One Piece Flow on Economic Data Quality and Shop Floor Data Collection,” IABE-2003 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct 19-22, 2003.

A. Houshyar, A. Jafri, and V. Naikasatam “Comparison of Different maintenance Policies using Simulation,” IASTED Conference on Modelling, Simulation, and Optimization, Banff, Canada, July 2-4, 2003.

S. Choi, R. Mulgund, A. Kapoor, A. Kumar and A. Houshyar, “A Simulation Study of an Automotive Foundry Plant Manufacturing Engine Heads,” The Advanced Simulation Technologies Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 30-April 3, 2003.

S. Choi, A. Kumar and A. Houshyar, “A Simulation Study of an Automotive Foundry Plant Manufacturing Engine Blocks,” The 2002 Winter Simulation Conference, San Diego, California, Dec. 8-11, 2002.

A. Houshyar, “Application of Simulation to a Material Handling Problem,” 12th International Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM) Conference, Dresden, Germany, July 15-17, 2002.

A. Houshyar, “Optimizing Space Allocation in a Maintenance Facility,” 30th International Conference on Computer and Industrial Engineering, Tinos Island, Greece, June 29-July 2, 2002.


Awards:

  • Visiting scientist for three consecutive spring/summers at Argonne National Laboratory
 

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
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