Prof. Bhaba R. Sarker

Prof. Bhaba R. Sarker

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Louisiana State University, USA



1989 Ph.D., Texas A&M University, USA

1979 M.S., Syracuse University, USA

1974 B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, People's Republic of Bangladesh

Publications(Selected) Publications (Selected)

Books, Book Chapters, Dissertation

  1. Sarker, B. R., Wilhelm, W. E., Hogg, G. L. and Han, M. H., “Backtracking of Jobs and Machine Locations Problems,” Progress in Material Handling and Logistics: Material Handling '90, Vol. 2, Eds. John A. White and Ira W. Pence (Springer-Verlag, Berlin; ISBN: 0-387-53442-2), January 1991, Section 2, pp. 117-141.
  2. Sarker, B. R., Xu, Y. and Li, Z., “Job routing in a multi-product manufacturing system”, Progress in Material Handling Research: 1998, Eds. Robert J. Graves, Leon F. McGinnis, Debra J. Medeiros, Richard E. Ward and Mickey R. Wilhelm (Braun-Brumfield, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI; ISBN: 1882780-03-5), June 1998, pp. 481-505.
  3. Sarker, B. R., Webster, D. B., and Ray, T. G., “Production Planning”, (Chapter 4 in Part 1) Mechanical Engineer’s Handbook: Manufacturing and Management, 3rd Edition, 2006, ISBN: 13-978-0-471-44990-4, Edited by Myer Mutz, John-Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY; pp. 110-172.
  4. Sharma, P. Sarker, B. R., and Romagnoli, R. A., “Integrated Framework for Enterprise Management—A Synergistic Approach Towards Sustainable Biorefineries”, (Chapter 11; 6 pages) 20th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ISBN: 978-04-4453-5691), Volume 28 (Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering, 1225 pages), Edited by S. Pierucci and G. Buzzi Ferraris (CMCI Polytechnico di Milano, Milan, Italy), Elsevier, Amsterdam, July 1, 2010, pages 1009-1014.
  5. Sarker, B. R., Duan, Q., Wu, B., and Yu, J., “Consignment Policy for Retailers,” (Chapter 25) in Managing Global Services Emerging Trends (ISBN-978-81-7446-922-9), 1st edition, Edited by B. A. Metri, J. N. D. Gupta and B. S. Sahay, EXCEL Books, Naraina, Phase I, New Delhi 110 028, India, January 2011, pages 324-344.
  6. Sarker, B. R., Rahman F. and Wang S., “Emergency Logistics and Supply Chains: Models and Practices in Humanitarian Disasters” in Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chains: Case Studies and Research Issues (Integrated Supply Chain Management), (ISBN-978-1-4200-4290-0), 288 pages, Edited by Dave M. Goldsman, Auerbach Publications; 1 edition (May 1, 2012).


  1. Chen, Z. and Sarker, B.R. “Integrated Production-Inventory and Pricing Decisions for a Single-Manufacturer Multi-Retailer Systems of Deteriorating Items under JIT Delivery Policy,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, published online August 10, 2016. (DOI: 10.1007/s00170-016-9169-0)
  2. Taleizadeh, A. A., Zarei, H. and Sarker, B. R., “An optimal control of inventory under stochastic replenishment period and known price increase,” European Journal of Operational Research, published online July 25, 2016. (DOI:10.1016/j.ejor.2016.07.041)
  3. Hossain, M. S. J. and Sarker, B. R., “Optimal locations of on-line and off-line rework stations in a serial production system”, International Journal of Production Research, June 2016, Vol. 54, No. 12, pp. 3603-3621.
  4. Giri, B.C. and Sarker, B.R. (2016), “Coordinating a two-echelon supply chain under production distribution when retailers compete with price and service level”, Operational Research, April 2016, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp.71-88. (DOI: 10.1007/s12351-015-0187-8)
  5. Sarker, B. R. and Wu, B. “Optimal Models for A Single-Producer Multi-Buyer Integrated System of Deteriorating Items with Raw Materials Storage Costs”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, January 2016, Vol. 82, No. 1-4, pp. 49-63.
  6. Sarker, B. R., and Faiz, T. I., “Minimization of maintenance cost for offshore wind turbines following a multi-level opportunistic preventive strategy”, Renewable Energy, January 2016, Vol. 85, No. 1, pp. 104-113.
  7. Li, C. R., Chen, X.L., Sarker, B. R. and Yi, H. Z., “Determining the optimal procurement policy and maximum allowable lifespan for machining tools with stochastically distributed tool life,” Journal of the Operational Research Society, December 2015, Vol. 66, No. 12, pp. 2050-2060.
  8. Wu, B., Sarker, B. R. and Paudel, K. P., “Sustainable Energy from Biomass: Biomethane Manufacturing Plant Location and Distribution Problem”, Applied Energy, November 15, 2015, Vol. 158, pp. 597-608.
  9. Chen, Z. X. and Sarker, B. R., “Optimization of multi-stage JIT production-pricing decision: centralized and decentralized models and algorithms”, International Journal of Production Research, October 18, 2015, Vol. 53, No. 20, pp. 6210-6230.
  10. Chen, Z. X., and Sarker, B. R., “Aggregate production planning with learning effect and uncertain demand decision—A case based study”, Journal of Modeling in Management, Summer 2015, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 1-29.
  11. Sarker, B. R., Rochanaluk, R., Yi, H. Z. and Egbelu, P. J., “An operational policy for three-stage distributive supply chain system with retailers’ backorders”, International Journal of Production Economics, October 2014, Vol. 156, pp. 332-345.
  12. Li, C. R., Sarker, B. R. and Yi, H. Z., “An optimal stocking policy for machining tools with stochastically distributed lifespan and demand”, International Journal of Production Research, October 2014, Vol. 52, No. 20, pp. 6175-6191.
  13. Li, C. R., Zhang, X. M., Cheng, J., and Sarker, B. R., “An elastic model of tool lifespan for small-lot production”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, September 2014, Vol. 74, No. 5-8, pp. 931-941.
  14. Sarker, B. R. “Consignment stock policy models for supply chain systems: a critical review and comparative perspectives”, International Journal of Production Economics, September 2014, Vol. 155, No. S1, pp. 52-67.
  15. Zhang, Q. Z., Wang, Z. B., Tao, F., and Sarker, B. R., “Design of Optimal Attack-Angle for RLV Reentry Based on Quantum Particle Swarm Optimization”, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, April 2014, Vol. 2014, No. 1, pp. 1-16.
  16. Chen, Z. X. and Sarker, B. R. “An integrated optimal inventory lot sizing-vehicle routing model for a multi-supplier single-assembler system with JIT delivery”, International Journal of Production Research, March 26, 2014, Vol. 52, No. 17, pp. 5086-5114.

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