Professor F. Guder
E-mail:               Phone: (312) 915-7062                     Fax:  (312) 915-8505


Associate Dean and Professor of Operations Management
School of Business Administration, Loyola University Chicago

OFFICE ADDRESS: Loyola University Chicago
School of Business Administration

1 E. Pearson, Suite 504
Chicago, Illinois 60611
  • Quality Management/Process Improvement
  • Assurance of Learning and Improvement in Education
  • Operations Management and Inventory Management
  • Distribution Facilities Location in a Price-Responsive Environment

   Loyola University Chicago, School of Business Administration
  • Associate Dean, Faculty and Administration, 2006 - Present
  • Chair, ISOM Department, 2004 - 2006
  • Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, 2002 - 2003
  • Chair, ISOM Department, 1999 - 2002
   Loyola University Chicago
  • Professor of Operations Management since 1996
  • Associate Professor of Operations Management, 1989-1996
  • Assistant Professor of Operations Management, 1983-1989
   University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Instructor, Graduate School of Business, 1983
  • Research Assistant, College of Agricultural and Natural Resources, 1981-1983
  • Outstanding Faculty of the Year, MBA in Health Care Management (MBA-HCM) 2007-2008
  • Faculty of the Year, Undergraduate School of Business 2006-2007
  • Faculty of the Year, Graduate School of Business 1998-99,
  • James E. Kemper Research Fellowship, School of Business, Loyola University Chicago, 1987-1988
  • Summer Research Grant, Loyola University 1985
   School of Business Administration
  • ISOM 480 Operations Management
  • ISOM 481 Quality Management for Performance Improvement
  • ISOM 491 Managerial Statistics
  • ISOM 346/492 Database Management Systems
  • ISOM 337 Operations Management for Competitive Advantage
  • ISOM 241 Business Statistics
   Executive MBA Program
  • ISOM 600e Data Analysis for Managers (Executive MBA at Carthage)
  • ISOM 603e Quality Management for Performance Improvement (Executive MBA at Carthage)
  • Continuous Improvement Through Process Analysis


  1. Changing the Culture of a School: The Effect of Larger Class Size on Instructor and Student Performance, (with M. Malliaris and A. Jalilvand), American Journal of Business Education, Fortcoming, 2009.

  2. Examining the Impact of ISO 9000 Certification on Business Performance Using Stock Market Returns, (with M. Pinar, H.L. Crouch, and T. Yucel), Journal of Business and Society, Volume 16, Number 2, 2004.

  3. ISO 9000 Standards Implementation in Turkey: Reasons, Difficulties, and Results, (with M. Pinar and T. Yucel), Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal, Volume 3, Number 1, 2001.

  4. Fixed Cycle Ordering Policies for Capacitated Multiple Item Inventory Systems with Quantity Discounts, (with J. L. Zydiak), Computers and Industrial Engineering, 38(1), 2000, pp. 67-77.

  5. Ordering Policies for Mutli-item Inventory Systems to Multiple Resource Constraints, (with J. L. Zydiak), Computers and Operations Research, 26, (1999), pp. 583-87.

  6. Non-Stationary Ordering Policies for Mutli-item Systems Subject to a Single Resource Constraint and Quantity Discounts, (with J. L. Zydiak), Computers and Operations Research, 24(1),(1997), pp. 61-71.

  7. A Dual Simplex Algorithm for Piecewise-Linear Programming, (with F. J. Nourie ), Journal of the Operational Research Society, Volume 47, 1996, pp. 583-590.

  8. An Extended Algorithm for Capacitated Multiple Item Ordering with Quantity Discounts, (with J. L. Zydiak and S. S. Chaudhry), Opsearch, 33, (1996), 20-29.

  9. Non-Sationary Ordering Policies for Mutli-item Systems Subject to a Single Resource Constraints, (with J. L. Zydiak and S. S. Chaudhry), Journal of Operational Research Society, 46, (1995), 1145-1152.

  10. Optimal Objective Function Approximation for Separable Convex Quadratic Programming, (with J.G. Morris), Mathematical Programming, 67 (1994), 133-142.

  11. Capacitated Multiple Item Ordering with Incremental Quantity Discounts, (with J.L. Zydiak and S.S. Chaudhry), Journal of the Operational Research Society, 45 (1994), 1197-1205.

  12. A Restricted-Entry Method for a Transportation Problem with Piecewise-Linear Concave Costs, (with F.J. Nourie), Computers and Operations Research, 21 (1994), 723-733.

  13. Parallel Computation of Intertemporal Multicommodity Spatial Price Equilibria in the Presence of Quotas," Annals of Operations Research, (with J.G. Morris and S.H. Yoon), 44 (1993).

  14. Parallel and Serial Successive Overrelaxation for Multicommodity Spatial Price Equilibrium Problems, (with J.G. Morris and S.H. Yoon), Transportation Science, 26 (1992) 48-58.

  15. An Iterative SOR Algorithm for Multi-Period Spatial Equilibria, European Journal of the Operational Research, 61 (1992), 299-305.

  16. Review of POMS, OR/MS Today, Volume 17, Number 3, June 1990.

  17. Computing Equilibrium Single Commodity Trade Flows Using SOR," (with J.G. Morris), Management Science, 35 (1989), 843-850.

  18. Pairwise Reactive Successive Overrelaxation for Net Import Spatial Equilibrium Problems, Mathematical Programming, 43 (1989), 175-186.

  19. An Iterative LP algorithm for Spatial Equilibria,  The Journal of Operational Research Society, 39 (1988), 1147-1154.

  20. Objective Function Approximation: An Application to Spatial Price Equilibrium Models, (with J. G. Morris),  American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 70 (1988), 391-396.

  21. Spatial Price Equilibrium, Distribution Center Location and Successive Overrelaxation, (with J.G. Morris),  Annals of Operations Research, 6 (1986), 113-128.

  22. An Interregional Analysis of the North American Newsprint Industry, (with J. Buongiorno), Interfaces 14 (1984), 85-95.

  23. A Price Formulation for Single Commodity Spatial Equilibrium Model, American Institute for Decision Sciences Proceedings, 16th Annual Midwest Conference, May (1985), 86-88.

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