Benjamin Lev

Benjamin Lev

Areas of Expertise

  • Inventory Control
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Operations Planning and Scheduling

Selected Works

Articles

Liao, Yi, Shen, Wenjing, and Lev, Benjamin, Asymmetric Information Effect on Transshipment Reporting Strategy, Received Nominated Prize Award. the Tenth International conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, Aug. 31 – Sept 1, 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan. (Aug 2016):

Lev, Benjamin, Help Your Editor Accept Your Paper, Keynote Address. the Tenth International conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, Aug. 31 – Sept 1, 2016, Baku, Azerbaijan. (Aug 2016):

Zhou, X., Zhao, C., Chai, J., Lev, Benjamin, and Lai, K. K., Low-Carbon Based Multi-Objective Bi-Level Power Dispatching under Uncertainty. Sustainability Journal 8 (Jun 2016): 1-23.

Lev, Benjamin, From RMTS to EES to EVISE. OMEGA 61 (Jun 2016): 1.

Li, Z., Xu, J., Lev, Benjamin, and Gang, Jun, Multi-Criteria Group Individual Research Output Evaluation based on context-free Grammar Judgments with Assessing Attitude. OMEGA 57B (Dec 2015): 282-293.

Waissi, G. R., Demir, M., Humble, J. E., and Lev, Benjamin, Automation of Strategy Using IDEFO - A Proof of Concept. Operations Research Perspectives 2 (Dec 2015): 106-113.

Li, Z., Shen, Wenjing, Xu, J., and Lev, Benjamin, Bilevel and Multi-objective Dynamic Construction Site Layout and Security Planning. Automation in Construction 57 (Sep 2015): 1-16.

Ping, Yanni, Shen, Wenjing, and Lev, Benjamin, Supply Chain Coordination with Group Buying Through Buyback Contract, Keynote Address. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, July 21-23, 2015. Karlsruhe, Germany (Jul 2015): 223-235.

Zhou, X., Tu, Yan, Hu, R., and Lev, Benjamin, A Class of Chance Constrained Linear Bi-Level Programming with Random Fuzzy Coefficients. Proceedings of the Ninth International conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, July 21-23, 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany (Jul 2015): 423-434.

Lev, Benjamin, Business Analytics, Keynote address. the Ninth International conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, July 21-23, 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany. (Jul 2015):

Gang, Jun, Tu, Y., Lev, Benjamin, Xu, Jiuping, Shen, Wenjing, and Yao, Liming, “A multi-objective bi-level location planning problem for stone industrial parks”. Computers and Operations Research 56 (Apr 2015): 8-21.

Lev, Benjamin, and Shen, Wenjing, Contemporary research in Operations Management. International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management 10 (Apr 2015): 1-2.

Zhou, X., Tu, Y., and Lev, Benjamin, Production and Work Force Assignment Problem: A Bi-level Programming Approach. International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management 10 (Apr 2015): 50-61.

Lev, Benjamin, and Shen, Wenjing, Guest Co-Editors, Contemporary research in Operations Management. International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management, Special Issue, 10 (Apr 2015): 1-87.

Tu, Yan, Zhou, X., and Lev, Benjamin, Decentralized Bilevel Optimization for Supplier Selection Problem with Multiple Items under Fuzzy Random Environment. The 7th International Conference on Business Inteligence and Financial Engineering (Bife 2014), Xian, China August 8-10, 2014 (Aug 2014):

Kowalski, K, Lev, Benjamin, Shen, Wenjing, and Tu, Yan, A Fast and Simple Branching Algorithm for Solving Small Scale Fixed-Charge Transportation Problem. Operations Research Perspectives 1 (Jul 2014): 1-5.

Li, Z., Liechty, M., Xu, J., and Lev, Benjamin, A fuzzy multi-criteria group decision making method for individual research output evaluation with maximum consensus. Knowledge-Based Systems 56 (Jan 2014): 253-263.

Lev, Benjamin, Four Decades of Research in Management Science and Engineering. Keynote Address, The Seventh International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, Nov 7-9, 2013, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa. (Oct 2013):

Choi, Jay, Lev, Benjamin, and Kim, H-L, Exploring Determinants of Knowledge Sharing in a Social Network of Practice. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, Nov. 7-9, 2013. Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa. (Oct 2013): 39-53.

Lev, Benjamin, Economic Order Quantity Model Extensions. Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, 3rd Ed. Saul I. Gass and Michael Fu, Eds. Springer, July 2013 (Jul 2013): 223-225.

Xu, Jiuping, Li, Z., Shen, Wenjing, and Lev, Benjamin, Multi-attribute comprehensive evaluation of individual research output based on published research papers. Knowledge-Based Systems 43 (May 2013): 135-142.

Lev, Benjamin, and Kowalski, K, Modeling fixed-charge problems with polynomials. OMEGA 39 (Dec 2011): 725-729.

Lev, Benjamin, My Experience as a Book Review Editor. Interfaces 40 (Dec 2010): 477-479.

Adlakha, V, Kowalski, K, and Lev, Benjamin, A Branching Method for the Fixed Charged Transportation Problem. OMEGA 38 (Oct 2010): 393-397.

Lev, Benjamin, and Kowalski, K, An Alternative to the Simplex Method for Solving Linear Programming Problems: A Managerial Perspective. International Journal of Management 27 (Aug 2010): 326-332.

Dalalah, D., and Lev, Benjamin, Duality of the Improved Algebraic Method (DIAM). OMEGA 37 (Oct 2009): 1027-1035.

Arsham, H, Adlakha, V, and Lev, Benjamin, A Simplified Algebraic Method for System of Linear Inequalities with LP Applications. OMEGA 37 (Aug 2009): 876-882.

Kowalski, K, and Lev, Benjamin, On step fixed-charge transportation problem. OMEGA 36 (Oct 2008): 913-917.

Kowalski, K, and Lev, Benjamin, New Approach to Fixed charges Problems (FCP). International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management 2 (Feb 2007): 75-80.

Adlakha, V, Kowalski, K, Vemuganti, R. R., and Lev, Benjamin, More-for-less algorithm for fixed-charge transportation problems. OMEGA 35 (Jan 2007): 116-127.

Adlakha, V, Kowalski, K, and Lev, Benjamin, Solving transportation problems with mixed constraints. OMEGA 1 (Aug 2006): 47-52.

Lev, Benjamin, Guest Editor,Applications of Mathematical Programming Models,. European Journal of Operational Research 160 (Jan 2005): 1-287.

Adenso-Diaz, B., Lev, Benjamin, and Artime, R, Simulation in dynamic Environments Optimization of transportation inside a coal mine. Iie Transactions 36 (Jun 2004): 547-555.

Lev, Benjamin, The Process of Book Reviewing. Interfaces 22 (Nov 1992): 85-87.

Lev, Benjamin, and Weiss, HJ, Inventory Models with Cost Increases. Operations Research 38 (Feb 1990): 53-63.

Lev, Benjamin, and Kwatny, E., Simulation of a Regional Scheduling Problem. Interfaces 18 (Mar 1988): 28-37.

Lev, Benjamin, Weiss, HJ, and Soyster, A.L, Optimal Ordering Policies When Anticipating Parameter Changes in EOQ Systems. Naval Research Logistic Quarterly 28 (Jun 1981):

Lev, Benjamin, Requiem for an Operations Research Project. Interfaces 10 (Oct 1980):

Lev, Benjamin, and Toof, D.I., The Role of Internal Storage Capacity in Fixed Cycle Production Systems. Naval Research Logistic Quarterly 27 (Sep 1980):

Lev, Benjamin, Soyster, A.L, and Weiss, HJ, An Improved Procedure for the Finite Horizon and Price Changes Inventory Model. Operational Research Quarterly 30 (Jul 1979):

Lev, Benjamin, and Soyster, A.L, Inventory Models with Finite Horizons and Price Changes. Operational Research Quarterly 30 (Jan 1979): 43-53.

Soyster, A.L, and Lev, Benjamin, An Interpretation of Fractional Objectives in Goal Programming as Related to Papers by Auerbuch, et al, and Hannon. Management Science 24 (Dec 1978): 1546-1549.

Soyster, A.L, and Lev, Benjamin, Integer Programming with Bounded Variables Via Canonical Separation. Operational Research Quarterly 29 (Dec 1978): 477-488.

Soyster, A.L, Lev, Benjamin, and Slivka, W., Zero one Programming with Many Variables and Few Constraints. European Journal of Operational Research 2 (Dec 1978): 195-201.

Soyster, A.L, and Lev, Benjamin, An Approach to Linear Modelling with Dispersion Surrogates. OMEGA 6 (Dec 1978): 282-283.

Soyster, A.L, Lev, Benjamin, and Toof, D.I., Conservative Linear Programming with Mixed Multiple Objectives. OMEGA 5 (Feb 1977): 193-205.

Lev, Benjamin, and Intrator, Y, Applications of Vanishing Variables Methods to Special Structured Transportation Problems. Computers & Operations Research 4 (Jan 1977): 21-26.

Intrator, Y, and Lev, Benjamin, Methods for Identification of Vanishing Variables in Transportation Problems and its Possible Applications. Computers & Operations Research 3 (Nov 1976): 295-304.

Lev, Benjamin, Revesz, G., Shea, F.J, and Caltagirone, R., Patient Flow Analysis and the Delivery of Radiological Service. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 10 (Jul 1976): 159-166.

Lev, Benjamin, Caltagirone, R.J, and Shea, F.J, Patient Flow and Utilization of Resources in Diagnostic Radiology Department: Analysis by Simulation Techniques. Investigative Radiology, 7 (Dec 1972): 517-525.

Lev, Benjamin, On the Loading Problem. Management Science 18 (Mar 1972): 428-431.

Lev, Benjamin, A Non iterative Algorithm for Tridiagonal Transportation Problems and its Generalization. Operations Research 20 (Feb 1972): 109-125.

Books

Garcia-Marquez, F. P., and Lev, Benjamin, Advanced Business Analytics. Germany: Springer, (2015):

Xu, Jiuping, Cruz-Machado, V. A., Lev, Benjamin, and Nickel, S., Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, Vol. I and II. Germany: Springer, (2014):

Xu, Jiuping, Fry, John A., Hajiyev, A., and Lev, Benjamin, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, Vol 1 and 2.. USA: Springer, Nov 2013, (2013):

Garcia-Marquez, F. P., and Lev, Benjamin, Engineering Management. USA: Intech, (2013):

Lev, Benjamin, Strategic Planning in Energy and Natural Resources. Amsterdam, Holland: North Holland, (1987):

Lev, Benjamin, Production Management: Methods and Studies. Amsterdam, Holland: North Holland, (1986):

Lev, Benjamin, and Murphy, Bloom And Gleit, Analytic Techniques for Energy Planning. Amsterdam, Holland: North Holland, (1984):

Lev, Benjamin, Energy Models and Studies,. Amsterdam, Holland: North Holland, (1983):

Lev, Benjamin, and Weiss, HJ, Introduction to Mathematical Programming. Amsterdam, Holland: North Holland, (1982):

Chapters

Yi, L., Shen, Wenjing, Hu, X., and Lev, Benjamin, “Comparisons of Lateral Transshipment with Emergency Order Policies.” Engineering Management, Ed. Garcia Marquez, F-P and Lev, B.. USA: InTech, (2013): 23-42.

Kim, Changhyun, and Lev, Benjamin, “Enterprise Analytics: Optimize Performance, Process, and Decisions through Big Data, Oct 2013.” Book Review in Interfaces, Ed. INFORMS. USA: INFORMS, (2013): 495-497.

Lev, Benjamin, “Economic Order Quantity Model Extensions.” Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, 3rd ed, Ed. Saul I. Gass and Michael Fu. USA: Springer, (2012):

Lev, Benjamin, and Shea, F. J., “Operations Management in Radiology.” Current Concepts in Radiology, Ed. Potchen, E. J.. England: C. Mosby co., (1975): 1-18.

Lev, Benjamin, and Caltagirone, R. J, “Operational Analysis of a Radiology Department by Computer Simulation.” Advances in Cybernetics and Systems, Ed. Rose, J.. London, England: Gordon and Breach, (1974): 580-590.

Revesz, G, Shea, F. J., Lev, Benjamin, and Lapayowker, M. S., “Computer Aided Design for Improving the Delivery of Radiological Services.” Planning of Radiological Department, Ed. Kormano and Stieve. Stuttgart, Germany: George Thieme, (1974): 101-106.

Grants

Image Information Processing and Evaluation for Medical Diagnosis (U.S. National Institute of General Medical Sciences Plant GM145 48) $420,000 Jul 1971.

U.S. HEW Contract No. RO3 1004 72/RO1 122118 Principal investigator 1972 73 (Funding level $7,500). Final Report May 1973 RO 1004 72 USHEW 58 pages. (HEW) $7,500 Jul 1972.

U.S. Public Health Service HSO 1566 01 Computer Management Systems in Diagnostic Radiology Investigator June 1, 1975 May 31, 1976 (Funding level $66,000). (USPHS) $66,000 Jun 1975.

U.S. Public Health Service HSO 1566 02 Evaluation of a Radiology Computer Management System consultant July 1, 1976 June 30, 1977 (Funding level $70,000). Final Report September 1977 (HSPHS) $70,000 Jul 1976.

U.S. Air Force Contract Number F49620 85 C 0013, Summer Faculty Research Program Summer 1985 (Funding level $8,880). (US Air Force) $8,880 Jun 1985.

U.S. Air Force Contract number S 760 OMG 015, November 1985 October 86 (Funding level $36,811). (US Air Force) $36,811 Nov 1985.

Image Information Processing and Evaluation for Medical Diagnosis. (U.S. National Institute of General Medical Sciences Plant GM145 48) $420,000 Jul 1971.

Presented Research

Lev, Benjamin, My Experience as EIC of OMEGA, Castilla La Mancha University, Ciudad Real, Spain, (May 2016):

Lev, Benjamin, presentation, Attended and Presented in over 90% of ORSA/TIMS INFORMS conferences: ORSA/TIMS/INFORMS/AIIE/AEPP/Others, (Jun 2011):

Proceedings

Chang, Hsihui, Choy, Hiu Lam, Hwang, Iny, and Lev, Benjamin, Return to scale in public accounting firms, The Fourth conference on Management Science and Engineering Management Nov 2010. World Academic Union (Nov 2010):

Shea, F. J., Lapayowker, M. S., Carey, J. A., Revesz, G., Lev, Benjamin, and Kuhn, W. W., “Nine Years’ Experience with Computer Management Systems”, of International Symposium of Planning Radiology Departments, Holland, June 2 6, 1980, Vol. 3, pp. 350-359, 1980. Jun 1980. (Jun 1980):

Lev, Benjamin, and Caltagirone, R. J, “Evaluation of Various Scheduling Disciplines By Computer Simulation”, Winter Simulation Conference, Washington D.C., pp. 364 371, January 1974. Jan 1974. (Jan 1974):

Lev, Benjamin, “Distribution of Beer in Eastern U.S.”,, 22nd Annual Conference of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, Boston, pp. 305 311, May 12 15, 1971 May 1971. (May 1971):

Education

BS Mechanical Engineering - Technion Israel Institute of Technology 1964
MS Industrial Engineering - Technion Israel Institute of Technology 1968
PhD - Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH 1970

Professional Experience

Academic-Temple Univesity, Prof & Chair, Dep. of Mgmt. Philadelphia PA Jul 1970 - Jun 1987
Memberships/Board-International Abstracts of OR (IAOR), Editorial Board Member Jan 1983 -
Memberships/Board-Employee Responsibilities and Rights J. (ERRJ), Editorial Board Member Jan 1986 - Dec 2007
Academic-Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Prof & Head, Mgmt Dept. Worcester MA Jul 1987 - Jun 1990
Memberships/Board-Interfaces, published 700 book reviews, Editorial Board Member Jan 1988 -
Memberships/Board-Institute of Ind. Eng. (IIE-Transactions), Editorial Board Member Jan 1990 - Dec 2008
Academic-Univ. Michigan-Dearborn, Prof, Chair, Dean, School of Mgmt Dearborn MI Jul 1990 - Dec 2009
Memberships/Board-TIMS, Council Member Jan 1991 - Dec 1993
Memberships/Board-OR/MS Today, Editorial Board Member Jan 1992 - Dec 1993
Memberships/Board-TIMS, Vice President Meetings Jan 1993 - Dec 1994
Memberships/Board-INFORMS, Vice President Meetings Jan 1995 - Dec 1997
Memberships/Board-Journal of Operations Research, Editorial Board Member Jan 1996 - Dec 2006
Memberships/Board-OMEGA-The Int Jrnl of Management Science, Editorial Board Member - EIC Jul 2002 -
Academic-INFORMS, Fellow Aug 2003 -
Memberships/Board-Int. J. Mgmt Sci. Eng. Mgmt (IJMSEM), Editorial Board Member, Co- EIC Jan 2006 -
Memberships/Board-Int. Jrnl Resp. Empl. Pract.&Principles(IJREPP), Editorial Board Member Jan 2009 - Dec 2009
Memberships/Board-Operations Research Perspective Journal, Editorial Board Member Jan 2014 -

Awards

2015 Nominated Prize (ICMSEM)
2014 Trustee Professor 2014-17 (Drexel)

WWW Resources

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Paper provides a simple algorithm to find the optimal solution for minimizing fixed transportation costs.