John Vande Vate, founder and executive director of Georgia Tech's Executive Master's in International Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy (EMIL-SCS) program, is a professor in the School of Industrial & Systems Engineering. Until recently, Dr. Vande Vate has divided his time between MIT's Sloan School of Management and ISyE. He received a B.S. in mathematics from Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During the past 20 years, he has consulted for a variety of companies on a range of management science applications. In the area of financial planning, he has worked with companies ranging from Adam Investment Services to the Bank of Boston. He has contributed to logistics systems design for Burger King, Unilever, Scientific-Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific, International Paper, GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth and RockTenn. Vande Vate has taught management science at Georgia Tech, MIT's Sloan School of Management, Carnegie Mellon University's Graduate School of Industrial Administration and the Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering. His research has been published in Econometrica, Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research, Mathematical Programming, Questa, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Mechanics of Structures and Machines and other established journals. He served on the board of the Supply Chain Council as the Global Treasurer and was named among Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pros to Know in 2006.
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Professor and Executive Director of EMIL-SCS, School of Industrial & System Engineering, Georgia Tech