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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

1. Xueping Li, Dengfeng Yang and Rapinder Sawhney (2010), "Key Establishment for Layered Group-based Wireless Sensor Networks", International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), Vol.5, No.3, pp.150-162.

2. Rapinder Sawhney, Karthik Subburaman, Christian Sonntag, Clayton Capizzi, Prasanna V. Rao (2010), "A Modified FMEA approach to Enhance Reliability of Lean Systems", International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management (IJQRM),Vol. 27, No. 7, pp.832-855.

3. Rajive Dhingra, Sasikumar Naidu, Girish Upreti, Rapinder Sawhney (2010), “Sustainable Nanotechnology: Through Green Methods and Life-Cycle Thinking”, Sustainability, Vol. 2, No. 10, pp. 3323-3338.

4. Arun Balasundaram, Igor Alexeff and Rapinder Sawhney (2010), “Design of Experiments Based Testing of Air, Charged Ions, and Hydrogen Peroxide in a DC Steady State Plasma Sterilizer”, Journal of Plasma Medicine, in press.

5. Xueping Li, Jiao Wang and Rapinder Sawhney (2009), "Effective precedence constrained scheduling in a make-to-order environment", Int. J. of Advanced Operations Management (IJAOM),Vol. 1, No.4, pp.331-351.

6. Ramon Leon, Yanzhen Li, Frank Guess and Rapinder Sawhney (2009), “Effect of Not Having Homogeneous Test Units in Accelerated Life Tests", Journal of Quality Technology (JQT), Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 241-246.

7. Xueping Li, Rapinder Sawhney, Eric John Arendt and Karuppuchamy Ramasamy (2009) "A Comparative Analysis of Management Accounting Systems' Impact on Lean Implementation", International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM) , in press.

8. Yanzhen Li, Rapinder Sawhney and Joseph Wilck, IV (2009), “Applying Bayesian Network Techniques to Prioritize Lean Six Sigma Efforts”, International Journal of Production Research (IJPR), submitted.

9. Yuerong Chen, Xueping Li and Rapinder Sawhney (2009), “Restricted Job Completion Time Variance Minimization on Identical Parallel Machines”, European Journal of Industrial Engineering (EJIE), Vol.3, No.3, pp.261-276.

10. Dengfeng Yang, Xueping Li, Rapinder Sawhney and Xiaorui Wang (2009), "Geographic and Energy-Aware Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks", International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), Vol.4, No.2, pp.61-70.

11. Rapinder Sawhney, Soundararajan Kannan, Xueping Li (2009),  “Developing a Value Stream Map to Evaluate Breakdown Maintenance Operations”, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IJISE), Vol.4, No.3, pp.229-240.

12. Rapinder Sawhney, Tzong-Ru Lee, Hsiao-Chen Wu, Shiou-Yu Chen (2008), “A Marketing Paradigm for Successful Lean Implementation”, International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalization (IJLEG), Vol.1, No.3/4, pp.282-297.

13. Sasikumar Naidu, Rapinder Sawhney and Xueping Li (2008), "A Methodology for Evaluation and Selection of Nanoparticle Manufacturing Processes Based on Sustainability Metrics", Environmental Science & Technology, Vol.42, No.17, pp.697-702.

14. Ramon Leon, Sirisha Nukala, Frank Guess, Rapinder Sawhney and Xueping Li (2007), “Application of Bayesian Methods and Markov Chain Monte Carlo Techniques for Estimating and Predicting Demand in the Presence of Limited Inventory”, Naval Research Logistics, submitted.

15. Xueping Li, Yuerong Chen, Y. Sun and Rapinder Sawhney (2007), "On the Minimization of Class-based Completion Time Variance", International Journal of Operations Research (IJOR), Vol.4, No.1, pp.1-7.

16. Xueping Li, Nong Ye, Xiaoyun Xu and Rapinder Sawhney (2007), "Influencing Factors of Job Waiting Time Variance Minimization", European Journal of Industrial Engineering (EJIE), Vol.1, No.1, pp.56-73.

17. Rapinder Sawhney, Pamuk Teparakul, Aruna Bagchi and Xueping Li (2007), "EN-LEAN: A Framework to Align Lean and Green Manufacturing in the Metal Cutting Supply Chain", International Journal of Enterprise Network Management (IJENH), Vol.1, No.3, pp.238-259.

18. Alfred E. Thal, Jr, Adedeji Badiru and Rapinder Sawhney (2007), “Distributed Project Management for New Product Development”, International Journal of Electronic Business Management, Special Issue on:  Enabling Distributed Product Development in the Global Market (IJVCM), Vol.5, No.2.

19. Abhishek Padiyar, Rapinder Sawhney, Tzong-Ru Lee and S.C. Lenny Koh (2006), “Development of an Information System to Integrate the Manufacturing Firm and its Supplier Base for Reduced Non-conforming Parts”, International Journal of Value Chain Management, Vol.1, No.2, pp.159 – 174.

20. Rapinder Sawhney, and Stewart Chason (2005), “Human Behavior Based Exploratory Model for Successful Implementation of Lean Enterprise in Industry”, Performance Improvement Quarterly, Vol.18, No.2, pp.76-96.

21. Ammar Aamer, and Rapinder Sawhney (2005), “A Framework for Minimizing the Simulation Modeling Lead Time”, Abstract Journal of Engineering Systems Simulators, Vol.2, No.1/2, pp.2-11.

22. RapinderSawhney, Panagiotis Martinis, and Vasanth Murthi (2004), “A Simulation Based Approach for Determining Maintenance Strategies”, International Journal of Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management (COMADEM), Vol.7, No.3, pp.32-41.

Conference Proceeding Articles

1. Iwuchukwu, E., Sawhney, R., Ali, L., Carrera, G., Uncapher, R., “Establishment of Relationships in a Lean Manufacturing System”, Proceedings of the 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 2010, Cancun, Mexico.

2. Naidu, S., Sawhney, R., Dhingra R., Knickerbocker C., “Nanomanufacturing under Lean and Green Principles”, Proceedings of the 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 2010, Cancun, Mexico.

3. Wilck, J., Martin, H. L., Sawhney, R., Li, X., Vanderlan, M., “Industrial Engineering Education: Engineering Entrepreneurship”, Proceedings of the 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 2010, Cancun, Mexico.

4. Naidu, S., Rao, P., Frymier, P., Douglas, S., Smith, G., Parang, M., and Sawhney, R., “The M.S.-M.B.A. Program: Integrating Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and New Product Development”, Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, June 2009 Austin, TX.

5. Yang, D., Wang, J., Li, X. and Sawhney, R., “Modeling, Identifying and Mitigating Global Supply Chain Risk Management”, Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 2009, Miami, FL, pp. 1339-1344.

6. Wang, J., Li, X. and Sawhney, R., “Precedence Constrained Scheduling to Minimize Maximum Job Cost on Identical Parallel Machines”, Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 2009, Miami, FL.

7. Amalesh, J., Sawhney, R.S., Li, X., “An Empirical Model for Maintenance Strategy Selection based on Organizational Profit", Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 2009, Miami, FL.

8. Subburaman, K., Rajpal, G., Wiley, B., Sawhney, R.S., “Information Based Model in Lean Product Development", Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 2009, Miami, FL.

9. Li, Y., Rajpal, G., Li, X., Sawhney, R.S., “Enhancing Lean Sustainability via Bayesian Network Techniques", Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference,June 2009, Miami, FL.

10. Hengle, A., Amalesh, J., Sawhney, R.S., and Li, X., “A Methodology to Manage Complex System Assembly with Uncertainty in the Supply Chain", Proceedings of the 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2008, Vancouver, Canada.

11. Wang, J., Li, X., Sawhney, R., and Sun, Y., "Makespan Minimization on Identical Parallel Machines with Precedence Constraints", Proceedings of the 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2008, Vancouver, Canada.

12. Balasundaram, A., Nukala, S., Sawhney, R.S., and Li, X., "Optimization of Sales Territory in Supply Chain Network", Proceedings of the 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2008, Vancouver, Canada.

13. Amalesh, J., Hengle, A., Sawhney, R.S., and Kumanan, S., “Estimating Product Development Time using an Extended PERT Model", Proceedings of the 2007 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2007, Nashville, TN.

14. Lumsdaine, A., Speckhart, F., Sawhney, R., Kahn, K., Keyhani, M., Robson, G., Parang, M., "The MS-MBA Dual Degree Program: An Integrated Engineering and Business Approach to Product Development", The 2nd International Multiconference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2006, June 2006, Orlando, FL.

15. Aamer, A. and Sawhney, R.S., “Review of Supplier Selection from a Production Perspective", Proceedings of the 2004 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2004,Houston, TX.

Book Chapters

1. Sawhney, R.S., “Integration and Management of Supply Chains”, Industrial Operations Systems, K. Abedini, editor, 2010, to be published.

2. Sawhney, R.S., “Enhancing Lean System Reliability”, Industrial Operations Systems, K. Abedini, editor, 2010, to be published.

3. Sawhney, R.S., “Utilizing Six Sigma Methodology to Understand Production Processes”, Industrial Operations Systems, K. Abedini, editor, 2010, to be published.

4. Sawhney, R.S., and Ehie, I.C., “A Management Model for Planning change based on The Integration of Lean and Six Sigma”, Handbook of Industrial & Systems Engineering, A. Badiru, editor, 2005.

5. Ehie, I. C., and Sawhney R.S.,” Integrating Six-Sigma and Lean Manufacturing for Process Improvements”, Handbook of Industrial & Systems Engineering, A. Badiru, editor, 2005.

6. Sawhney, R.S., Badiru, A. B., and Niranjan, A., “ A Model for Integrating and Managing Resources for Technical Training Programs”, Internet Economy: Opportunities and Challenges for Developed and Developing Regions of the World, Pages 337-355, Y. A. Hosni and Tarek M. Khali, editors, Elsevier, 2004.