Wisconsin School of Business

James Morris

Department Chair for Operations and Information Management

Professor Emeritus - Operations & Information Management

James G. Morris chairs the Department of Operations and Information Management, and also directs its Information Systems program.

He teaches operations research courses and a course on facilities location models.

Morris’s research focuses on facilities location with special focus on distribution system network design, decision problems under risk, and workforce scheduling. His work has appeared in Annals of Operations Research, Management Science, Mathematical Programming, Naval Research Logistics, Operations Research, and Transportation Science, among other academic journals, and he co-authored the book, “Facilities Location: Models and Methods.”

Morris is a member of the advisory boards of the Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management and the UW E-Business Institute.

Morris earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 

Selected Published Journal Articles


Ray, S., Kim, S., & Morris, J. (2012). Online Users' Switching Costs: Their Nature and Formation. Information Systems Research (23), 197-213. doi: 10.1287/isre.1100.0340.
Ow, T., & Morris, J. (2010). "An Experimental Study of Executive Decision-Making With Implications For Decision Support". Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce (20), 370 – 397. doi: 10.1080/10919392.2010.516642.

Selected Submitted Journal Articles


Ray, S., Kim, S., & Morris, J. The Central Role of Engagement in Online Communities.

Undergraduate Courses


Facilities Location Models
Course DescriptionThe theory and methods of facility location. Plant and warehouse siting, plant layout problems and location of service facilities such as hospitals and fire stations. Cases of actual applications.
(O I M 578), Spring 2002.

Facilities Location Models
Course DescriptionThe theory and methods of facility location. Plant and warehouse siting, plant layout problems and location of service facilities such as hospitals and fire stations. Cases of actual applications.
(OIM 578), Spring 2003.

Facilities Location Models
Course DescriptionThe theory and methods of facility location. Plant and warehouse siting, plant layout problems and location of service facilities such as hospitals and fire stations. Cases of actual applications.
(OIM 578), Spring 2005.

Facilities Location Models
Course DescriptionThe theory and methods of facility location. Plant and warehouse siting, plant layout problems and location of service facilities such as hospitals and fire stations. Cases of actual applications.
(OIM 578), Spring 2001.

Facilities Location Models
Course DescriptionThe theory and methods of facility location. Plant and warehouse siting, plant layout problems and location of service facilities such as hospitals and fire stations. Cases of actual applications.
(OTM 578 Section 1), Spring 2010.

Operations Research II
Course DescriptionStochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.
(OIM 411), Spring 2001.

Operations Research I
Course DescriptionLinear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.
(OIM 410), Fall 2001.

Operations Research for Management
Course DescriptionApplication of operations research techniques to business and economic problems. Emphasis on problem formulation. Decision analysis, queuing theory, network analysis, inventory theory, simulation and extensions of linear programming.
(OIM 312), Fall 2001.



Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Courses


Operations Research I
Course DescriptionLinear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.
(OTM/OTM 410/710 Section 1), Fall 2008.

Operations Research II
Course DescriptionStochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.
(OTM/OTM 411/711 Section 1), Spring 2009.

Operations Research I
Course DescriptionLinear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.
(OIM/OIM 410/710), Fall 2002.

Operations Research II
Course DescriptionStochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.
(O I M 411/711), Spring 2002.

Operations Research I
Course DescriptionLinear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.
(OIM/OIM 410/710), Fall 2003.

Operations Research II
Course DescriptionStochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.
(OIM/OIM 411/711), Spring 2003.

Operations Research I
Course DescriptionLinear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.
(OIM/OIM 410/710), Fall 2004.

Operations Research II
Course DescriptionStochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.
(OIM/OIM 711/411), Spring 2005.

Operations Research I
Course DescriptionLinear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.
(OIM/OIM 710/410), Fall 2005.

Operations Research II
Course DescriptionStochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.
(OIM/OIM 711/411), Spring 2006.

Facilities Location Models
Course DescriptionThe theory and methods of facility location. Plant and warehouse siting, plant layout problems and location of service facilities such as hospitals and fire stations. Cases of actual applications.
(OIM/IEN 578/578), Spring 2006.

Operations Research I
Course DescriptionLinear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.
(OTM/OTM 710/410 Section 1), Fall 2009.

Operations Research II
Course DescriptionStochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.
(OTM/OTM 411/711 Section 1), Spring 2010.

Operations Research I
Course DescriptionLinear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.
(OTM/OTM 710/410 Section 1), Fall 2010.

Operations Research (OTM/OTM 410/710), Fall 2011.

Operations Research II
Course DescriptionStochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.
(OTM/OTM 711/411 Section 1), Spring 2007.

Operations Research I
Course DescriptionLinear and nonlinear programming with emphasis on applications; the transportation problem, parametric programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming.
(OTM/OTM 710/410 Section 1), Fall 2007.

Operations Research II
Course DescriptionStochastic processes; Markov processes, queuing theory; applications to production and inventory problems.
(OTM/OTM 711/411 Section 1), Spring 2008.



Editorial and Reviewing Activities


Journal of the Operational Research Society - January 2010 - December 2010
Ad Hoc Reviewer


Photograph of James Morris

James Morris

Department Chair for Operations and Information Management
 
Professor Emeritus | Operations & Information Management
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