Rajaram

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Published Works Since 1995

The Retail Planning Problem under Demand Uncertainty.
G. Georgiadis, K. Rajaram. Production and Operations Management. Forthcoming.
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A Framework for Improving Access and Customer Service Times in Healthcare: Application and Analysis at the UCLA Medical Center. C. Duda, K. Rajaram, C. Barz, T. Rosenthal. The Health Care Manager. July-September 2013.
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Aggregate Production Planning for Process Industries under Oligopolistic Competition.
U.S. Karmarkar, K. Rajaram. European Journal of Operational Research. 223(3): 680-689. December 2012.
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Process Location and Product Distribution with Uncertain Yields.
F. Caro, K. Rajaram, J. Wollenweber. Operations Research. 60(5): 1050-1063. September-October 2012.
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Distribution Planning to Optimize Profits in the Motion Picture Industry.
B. Somlo, K. Rajaram, R. Ahmadi. Production and Operations Management. 20(4): 618–636. July-August 2011.
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Buffer Location and Sizing to Optimize Cost and Quality in Semi-Continuous Manufacturing Processes: Methodology and Application. [Best Application Paper 2011].
K. Rajaram, Z. Tian. IIE Transactions. 41(12): 1035-1048. December 2009.
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A Decision Analysis Tool for Evaluating Fundraising Tiers.
K.F. McCardle, K. Rajaram, C.S. Tang. Decision Analysis. 6(1): 4-13. March 2009.
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Joint Pricing And Inventory Control With A Markovian Demand Model.
R. Yin, K. Rajaram. European Journal of Operational Research. 182(1): 113-126. October 2007.
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Buffer Sizing in Multi-Product Multi-Reactor Batch Processes: Impact of Allocation and Campaign Sizing Policies.
I.V. Nieuwenhuyse, N. Vandaele, K. Rajaram, U.S. Karmarkar. European Journal of Operational Research. 179(2): 424-443. June 2007.
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Bundling Retail Products: Models and Analysis.
K.F. McCardle, K. Rajaram, C.S. Tang. European Journal of Operational Research. 177(2): 1197-1217. 2007.
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A Generalization of the Inventory Pooling Effect to Non-Normal Dependent Demand.
C.J.Corbett, K. Rajaram. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. 8(4): 351-358. Fall 2006.
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Analyzing Variability In Continuous Processes.
K. Rajaram, A. Robotis. European Journal of Operational Research. 156(2): 312-325. 2004.
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Campaign Planning And Scheduling For Multi-Product Batch Operations With Applications To The Food Processing Industry.
U.S. Karmarkar, K. Rajaram. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. 6(3): 253-269. 2004.
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Advance Booking Discounts Under Retail Competition.
K.F. McCardle, K. Rajaram, C.S. Tang. Management Science. 50(5): 701-708. 2004.
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The Benefits Of Advance Booking Discount Programs: Models And Analysis.
K. Rajaram, C.S. Tang, A. Alptekinoglu, J. Ou. Management Science. 50(4): 465-478. 2004.
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Flow Management To Optimize Retail Profits At Theme Parks.
K. Rajaram, R. Ahmadi. Operations Research. 51(2): 175-184. 2003.
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Achieving Environmental And Productivity Improvements Through Model Based Process Redesign.
K. Rajaram, C.J. Corbett. Operations Research. 50(5): 751-763. 2003.
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Product Cycling With Uncertain Yields: Analysis And Application To The Process Industry.
U.S. Karmarkar, K. Rajaram. Operations Research. 50(4): 680-691. 2002.
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An Interactive Decision Support System For On-Line Process Control.
K. Rajaram, R. Jaikumar. European Journal of Operational Research. 138(3): 554-568. 2002.
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The Impact Of Product Substitution On Retail Merchandising.
K. Rajaram, C.S. Tang. European Journal of Operational Research. 135(3): 582-601. 2001.
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Optimizing Inventory Replenishment Of Retail Fashion Products.
M.L. Fisher, K. Rajaram, A. Raman. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. 3(3): 230-241. 2001.
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Grade Selection And Blending To Optimize Cost And Quality.
U.S. Karmarkar, K. Rajaram. Operations Research. 49(2): 271-280. 2001.
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Assortment Planning In Fashion Retailing: Methodology, Application And Analysis.
K. Rajaram. European Journal of Operational Research. 129(1): 186-208. 2001.
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Accurate Retail Testing Of Fashion Merchandise: Methodology And Application.
M.L. Fisher, K. Rajaram. Marketing Science. 19(3): 266-278. 2000.
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Incorporating Operator-Process Interactions In Process Control: A Framework And Application To Glucose Refining.
K. Rajaram, R. Jaikumar. International Journal of Production Economics. 63(1): 19-31. 2000.
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Robust Process Control At Cerestar's Refineries.
K. Rajaram, R. Jaikumar, F. Behlau, C. Heynen, F. van Esch, R. Kaiser, A. Kuttner, I. Van Dewege. Interfaces. Special Issue: Edelman Award Papers. 29(1): 30-48. 1999.
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Costing For Manufacturing Decisions: An Analytical Framework.
R. Giglio, K. Rajaram. Engineering Valuation and Cost Analysis. 2: 45-54. 1998.
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Modeling The Transport Sector In India.
K. Rajaram, N. Somasekhara, T.R. Krishna Mohan, K.S. Yajnik. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research. 51: 696-708. 1992.
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Book Chapters & Cases Since 1995

The Akshaya Patra Foundation: Process Analysis and Improvements in the Service Factory that Feeds a Million Kids.
K. Rajaram, N. Brahambhatt. UCLA Anderson School Case. 2010.
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Nairobi District Hospital.
K. Rajaram, S. Benavides, J. Bonham, C. Ireland, N. Pelham, M. Yaguchi. UCLA Anderson School Case. 2010.
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Merchandise Planning Models for Fashion Retailing.
K. Rajaram Supply Chain Analysis: Information, Systems, Optimization. C.P. Teo, K.K. Wei, C.S. Tang (eds.). Springer/Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 105-140. 2008.

Fundamentals of Operations Management for HIV/AIDS Health Care Organizations.
K. Rajaram. Johnson and Johnson/UCLA HIV/AIDS Management Development Institute. April 2006.

Advanced Booking Discount Programs between Competing Retailers.
K.F. McCardle, K. Rajaram, C.S. Tang. Supply Chain Optimization. J. Geunes and P.M. Pardalos (eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 51-86. 2005.

Venice Family Clinic: Managing Patient Wait Times.
K. Rajaram, K. Conner. UCLA Anderson School Case. 2005.
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Managing Demand Uncertainty for Short Life Cycle Products Using Advance Booking Discount Programs.
C.S. Tang, K. Rajaram, J. Ou. Supply Chain Management: Models, Applications and Research Directions. J. Geunes, P.M. Pardalos and H.E. Romeijn (eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp.69-95. 2002.

Cerestar Benelux B.V.: Managing Variability at a Continuous Process.
K. Rajaram. UCLA Anderson School Case. 1997.

Working Papers

Elective Patient Admission and Scheduling under Multiple Resource Constraints.
C. Barz, K. Rajaram. April 2013.
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