Russell King

Foscue Distinguished Professor

  • Phone: 919.515.5186
  • Office: 4131 Fitts-Woolard Hall

Russell King is the Henry L. Foscue Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at NC State University. He is both Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor and is Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. He has consulted for many companies including Ford Motors, The Gap, Dillards Department Stores, and the Institute for Defense and Business. He has received numerous awards for his teaching, advising, and research including the Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award and the Technical Innovation in Industrial Engineering Award from IISE.

Previously, he served as Director of CAMAL and Director of Graduate Programs for the ISE Department. Before coming to NC State, he worked as a Systems Analyst for Dynamac Corporation of Rockville, Maryland and as an Industrial Engineer at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. He received his B.S. in Systems Engineering as well as his M.E. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida. He and his daughter are Masters of Taekwondo under Grand Master K.S. Lee of Morrisville, NC.

Research Interests

  • Logistics
  • Scheduling and inventory control for additive manufacturing
  • Scheduling and inventory control for remanufacturing
  • Scheduling and inventory control for military systems under risk

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An analysis of optimal ordering policies for a two-supplier system with disruption risk
Luo, S., Ahiska, S. S., Fang, S.-C., King, R. E., Warsing, D. P., Jr., & Wu, S. (2021), Omega - The International Journal of Management Science, 105, 102517.
Resource planning for direct fabrication of customized orthopedic implants using EBM technology
Hauser, M., King, R., Wysk, R., & Harrysson, O. (2021), JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, ["60"], ["500–511"].
Logistics of carpet recycling in the U.S.: designing the recycling network
Thoney, K. A., Sas, I., Joines, J. A., & King, R. E. (2020), The Journal of The Textile Institute, 2, 1–11.
Modeling and transportation planning for US noncombatant evacuation operations in South Korea
Kearby, J. A., Winz, R. D., Hodgson, T. J., Kay, M. G., King, R. E., & McConnell, B. M. (2020), Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics, 4(1), 41–69.
Assessing uncertainty and risk in an expeditionary military logistics network
McConnell, B. M., Hodgson, T. J., Kay, M. G., King, R. E., Liu, Y., Parlier, G. H., … Wilson, J. R. (2019), The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology, 7, 154851291986059.
Computing base-stock levels for a two-stage supply chain with uncertain supply
Warsing, D. P., Jr., Wangwatcharakul, W., & King, R. E. (2019), Omega, 89, 92–109.
Integrated traditional and additive manufacturing production profitability model
Nagulpelli, K. S., King, R. E., & Warsing, D. (2019), 47TH SME NORTH AMERICAN MANUFACTURING RESEARCH CONFERENCE (NAMRC 47), pp. 619–630.
A Military Logistics Network Planning System
Rogers, M. B., McConnell, B. M., Hodgson, T. J., Kay, M. G., King, R. E., Parlier, G., & Thoney Barletta, K. (2018), Military Operations Research, 23(4), 5–24.
Allocation heuristics for high-altitude long- endurance UAV image intelligence platforms
Kim, G., Hodgson, T. J., King, R. E., Liu, Y. N., & Kay, M. G. (2017), Military Operations Research, 22(3), 5–19.
Heuristic inventory policies for a hybrid manufacturing/remanufacturing system with product substitution
Ahiska, S. S., Gocer, F., & King, R. (2017), Computers & Industrial Engineering, 114, 206–222.

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