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Dr. Erick Jones Sr.

Name

[Jones Sr., Dr. Erick]
  • Professor-Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering

Professional Preparation

    • 2003 PhD in Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Houston
    • 1996 MS in Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Houston
    • 1993 BS in Industrial Engineering

Appointments

    • Sept 2014 to Present Tenured Full Professor
      University of Texas Arlington
    • Aug 2013 to Present Program Advisor, Masters of Science Logistics
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2013 to Present Deputy Director, University Center, SAVANT, Security Advances Via Nanotechnology
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2011 to Present Director, RAID Labs
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2011 to Aug 2014 Associate Professor, Tenured
      University of Texas Arlington
    • Jan 2008 to Jan 2011 Associate Professor, Tenured
      University of Nebraska
    • Jan 2005 to Jan 2008 Site Director
      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • Jan 2003 to Jan 2008 Assistant Professor
      University of Nebraska
    • Jan 2000 to Jan 2002 Executive Manager
      Arthur Anderson, LLP
    • Jan 1998 to Jan 1999 Project Manager
      Tompkins Associates
    • Jan 1996 to Jan 1998 Director
      Academy Sports
    • Jan 1993 to Jan 1996 Industrial Engineer Specialist
      United Parcel Service-UPS

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Jan 2013 to Present Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
    • Jan 2013 to Present American Society of Quality (ASQ)
    • Jan 2013 to Present Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
    • Jan 2013 to Present Member American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)
    • Jan 2013 to Present National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    • Jan 2013 to Present Texas A&M University Association of Former Students
    • Jan 2013 to Present Texas A&M University Black Former Student Network (BFSN)
    • Jan 2007 to Present International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) RFID Certification Committee, 2007
    • Jan 2004 to Jan 2006 Journal of Engineering Education Simulators, 2004 through 2006

Awards and Honors

    • Aug  2013 Fulbright Mexico Scholars Specialist sponsored by William J. Fullbright Foundation and the Dept. of State
      Description:

      Engineering Education in Mexico, September 2011

    • Aug  2013 Innovative Use of Instructional Technology Teaching Award, 2007 sponsored by University of Nebrask College of Engineering
    • Aug  2013 College of Engineering Teaching Award Assistant Professor, 2007 sponsored by University of Nebraska College of Engineering
    • Aug  2013 College of Engineering Service Award Assistant Professor, 2006 sponsored by University of Nebraska College of Engineering
    • Aug  2013 Omaha World Herald Featured Article about RFID Lab sponsored by Omaha World Herald - National Newspaper, Omaha Nebraska
      Description:

      Featured article about RFID Lab, March 18th, 2006

    • Aug  2013 College of Engineering Research Award Assistant Professor, 2006 sponsored by University of Nebraska College of Engineering
    • Aug  2013 Alfred P. Sloan Underrepresented Minority PhD Program Fellow, 2001 sponsored by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
    • Aug  2013 NACME Undergraduate Award sponsored by National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
      Description:

      1990, 1991, 1992

    • Aug  2013 Presidential Achievement Award (Undergraduate), 1988-1992 sponsored by Texas A&M University Foundation - College Station, TX

Other Activities

    • Professional Development
      • Aug 2013 Texas Professional Engineer (License # 95393)
      • Professional Development
        • Aug 2005 ASQ, Six Sigma Black Belt (License # 3740) since 10/22/2005

Research and Expertise

  • Research Support

     Dr. Jones has received support that equates to over $ 5.2 million dollars in funding and awards from a diverse portfolio of federal funding agencies which include the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, and Department of Transportation (DOT),  he has originated and directed federally funded  (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Researcher Center site and Alfred P. Sloan Minority PhD ProgramCenter site, and he has Attained non-federal funding from local corporate and economic development partners.  This support has facilitated research in RFID and AutoID technology development and integration into Supply Chain Commercial and Military Logistics, automated Manufacturing, and Assisted Living, Health and Human Services, and Surgical Healthcare initiatives.  His research facilitates local research partnerships with K-12, community colleges, and medical centers and international collaborations that supports graduate student recruitment, and undergraduate research experiences.

  • Research Interests

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

    Supply-Chain Management (SCM)

    Logistics

    Operations Research

    Lean Six Sigma

Publications

      Book 2013
      • Jones, E.C. “Modern Quality for Organizations Using Lean Six Sigma Techniques,” CRC Press: Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, Expected publication date summer 2013. 100% contribution.
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

      • Book Chapter 2013
        • Jones, E.C., and Gnaneswaran, V. “RFID has arrived and is ready for the Future.” Intech-Open Access Publisher. 25% contribution
          {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

        • Conference Paper 2013
          • Jones, E.C. “The Engineering Economics of Six Sigma Cost Justification” American Society for Engineering Education Conference 2013, June 23-25, 2013, Atlanta, GA.

            {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
          • 2013
            • Gnaneswaran, V. andJones, E. C. “Time Study and Work Measurement: Impacts on Six Sigma Projects” Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) 2013,May 18-22, 2013, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

              {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
            • 2013
              • Gnaneswaran, V., and Jones, E.C., “Investigation of RFID based Automated Monitoring System on Medical Errors.” Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2013, March 1-4, 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana.

                {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

              • Journal Article 2013
                • Gnaneswaran, V., Jones, E.C., and Bishu, R.R. “Development of Force-Endurance Models for Simulated Dental Task.” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 43, 2013, pp.31 – 39.

                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                • 2013
                  • Jones, E.C., Gnaneswaran, V., Mulflur, W., and Armstrong, H. “Economic Order Quantity Modeling using Automatic Identification Technologies,” International Journal of Supply Chain Management. 2(3), 2013.

                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                  • 2013
                    • Gray, B., Jones, E. C., Mulflur, W., and Alvarez, C. “The Impact on Inventory with the Implementation of RFID into SCOR based ERP Modules,” International Journal of Supply Chain Management. 2(2), 2013.

                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                    • 2013
                      • Jones, E.C. and Perkins, J. “Investigating Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for Linear Asset Management,” Public Works Management & Policy. 2013.

                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                        Conference Paper 2012
                        • Gnaneswaran, V., and Jones, E.C. “Use of SECtCS Methodology for the Improvement of Educational Institutions.” Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, May 19-23,2012, Orlando, Florida.
                          {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                        • 2012
                          • Jones, E.C., and Gnaneswaran, V., “Model for Managers to Identify the Mentally-Departed Knowledge Worker.” Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, May 19-23,2012, Orlando, Florida.
                            {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                          • 2012
                            • Jones, E.C., and Gnaneswaran, V., Chen, W., and Yao, M. “A Framework for Detecting Hazardous Events Occurring in Transit with AutoID Technologies.” Proceedings Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, May 19-23,2012, Orlando, Florida
                              {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                            • Journal Article 2012
                              • Gnaneswaran, V., Jones, E.C., and Bishu, R.R. “Development of Force-Endurance Models for Simulated Dental Task.” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics.
                                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                              • 2012
                                • Jones, E.C., Samdurkar, R., and Gnaneswaran, V. "Evaluation of Leadership on Six Sigma Company Performance." Engineering Management Journal Special Issue on Leadership Submitted August 2012
                                  {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                • 2012
                                  • Jones, E.C., Gnaneswaran, V., and Anand, C.M. “Inventory Control Modeling using RFID Technology.” International Journal of Production Economics, Submitted July 2012 (IJPE-D-12-00969)
                                    {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                  • 2012
                                    • Jones, E.C., Gnaneswaran, V., Mosby, D., and Rabelo, L. “Framework for Testing Critical Technology Systems’ Reliability in Space.” Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Submitted August 2012 (AEAT-Aug-2012-0137)  
                                      {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                    • 2012
                                      • Jones, E.C., Gnaneswaran, V., and Hain, J.A., “Critical Behavioral Skills for Successful Project Managers: Senior Manager's Perspective.” Engineering Management Journal 06/2012 (EMJ-D-12-0034)
                                        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                      • 2012
                                        • Jones, E.C., Gnaneswaran, V., Mosby, D., and Rabelo, L. “Framework for Testing Critical Technology Systems’ Reliability in Space.” Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Submitted August 2012 (AEAT-Aug-2012-0137).
                                          {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                        • 2012
                                          • Jones, E.C., Gnaneswaran, V., and Anand, C.M. “Inventory Control Modeling using RFID Technology.” International Journal of Production Economics, Submitted July 2012 (IJPE-D-12-00969). 75% contribution
                                            {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                                            Conference Paper 2011
                                            • Jones, E., Kandari, J. and Garza, A “Impact of Environmental Focused Management Strategies on Shareholder Value” Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, 2011, Reno, Nevada.
                                              {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                            • 2011
                                              • Jones, E., Garza, A., and Kandari, J. “Evaluation of Six Sigma Success in Healthcare Industry” Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, 2011, Reno, Nevada.
                                                {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                              • 2011
                                                • Jones, E.C., and Zhang, Liyuan, "Comparison of Fuzzy AHP and AHP with Statistic Approach,” IERC 2011 Conference, May 21st – 25th, 2011, Reno, Nevada.
                                                  {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                • 2011
                                                  • Jones, E. C. and Kong, D., “Using the house of quality factors for strategic transportation planning” Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, 2011, Reno, Nevada
                                                    {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                  • 2011
                                                    • Jones, E. C., Cavitt, M., “Evaluating Obsolete Inventory In A Hospital Supply Chain” Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, 2011, Reno, Nevada.
                                                      {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                    • Conference Proceeding 2011
                                                      • Jones, E. and Garza, A. “Innovating Continuous Review Policies with RFID to Minimize Obsolete Inventory” Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, 2011, Reno, Nevada.
                                                        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                      • 2011
                                                        • Jones, E.C., Anantakrishnan, G. and Gnanenswaran, V, “Computer Simulated Game tool to overcome Cognitive Turnover Hawthorne Effect,” IERC 2011 Conference, May 21st – 25th, 2011, Reno, Nevada.
                                                          {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                        • Journal Article 2011
                                                          • Jones, E.C., Gnaneswaran, V., and Hain, J.A., “Critical Behavioral Skills for Successful Project Managers: Senior Manager's Perspective.” Engineering Management Journal. Submitted 06/2012 (EMJ-D-12-0034)
                                                            {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                          • 2011
                                                            • Gnaneswaran, V., Jones, E.C., and Bishu, R.R. “Development of Force-Endurance Models for Simulated Dental Task.” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 07/2011. 25% contribution.
                                                              {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                            • 2011
                                                              • Jones, E.C., and Gnaneswaran, V. “RFID has Arrived and is Ready for Future.” International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification and Wireless Sensor Networks. 07/2011. 75% contribution.
                                                                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                              • 2011
                                                                • Jones, E.C., Mellat-Parsat, M. “RFID in Space: Exploring the Feasibility and Performance of Gen 2 Tags as a Means of Tracking Product” International Journal of Logistics Research and Application. 06/2011. 50% contribution.
                                                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                • 2011
                                                                  • Jones, E. C., Cavitt, M.D.2, Garza, A.2, “Heuristic Stochastic Inventory Policy for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)”, Industrial Engineer, Vol 40, No. 2, February, 2011, pp. 29-33.
                                                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                  • 2011
                                                                    • Jones, E.C., Perkins, J.A., and Mwakalonge, J.L. “Investigating RFID for Linear Asset Management.” Technical Report 25-1121-0001-333. Research Program Sponsored by Mid American Transportation Center. October 2011.
                                                                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                    • 2011
                                                                      • Kandari, J., Jones, E.C., Nah, F. and Bishu, R., “Information Quality on the World Wide Web: Development of a Framework”, International Journal of Information Quality, accepted 6/8/2011. 25% contribution.
                                                                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                      • 2011
                                                                        • Jones, E.C., Garza, A.2, Anantakrishnan, G.2, Kandari, J.2, “The Marriage of Passive and Active Technologies in Healthcare,” RFWave, April, 2011.
                                                                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                        • 2011
                                                                          • Mahour Mellat Parast, Stephanie G. Adams, Erick C. Jones, "Improving operational and business performance in the petroleum industry through quality management", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 28(4), 2011 pp.426 – 450, 35% contribution.
                                                                            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                          • 2011
                                                                            • Jones, E.C., Bishu, R., Yeddula, V.1, Musunuru, V.1, Thummalapalli, R.1, “Advanced Machine Tools:  How Best to Train Operators,” International Journal Industrial Engineering, Theory, Application and Practice, 18(12), 2011.

                                                                              {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                            • 2011
                                                                              • Jones, E.C., Bishu, R., Yeddula, V.1, Musunuru, V.1, Thummalapalli, R.1, “Advanced Machine Tools:  How Best to Train Operators,” International Journal Industrial Engineering, Theory, Application and Practice, 18(12), 2011.

                                                                                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                              • Technical Report 2011
                                                                                • Jones, E.C., "Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Program Planning, Membership Fees, and Feasibility and Prototype Plan: Evaluation of RFID Technologies for Roadside Safety.” Technical Report IT083101G00000. Research Program Sponsored by Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. October 2011.
                                                                                  {Technical Report} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                  Book 2010
                                                                                  • Jones, E.C, and Chung, C.A., “RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics,” CRC Press: Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, Accepted for publication by Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL, 2010. 75% contribution.
                                                                                    {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                  • Book Chapter 2010
                                                                                    • Taylor, K.A., and Jones, E.C, “Fair Fare Policies: Fare Policies that regard Transit-Dependent Community-Based Operations Research: Decision Modeling for Local Impact and Diverse Populations”. Springer: Science-Business Media LLC, submitted June 22, 2010. 50% contribution.
                                                                                      {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                    • Conference Paper 2010
                                                                                      • Jones, E. C., Cavitt, M., “Inventory Control Modeling Using Radio Frequency Identification Technologies,” Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, June 5th-9th, 2010, Cancun, Mexico.
                                                                                        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                      • Conference Proceeding 2010
                                                                                        • Jones, E.C., Cavitt, M., and Kong, D., "Manufacturing Feasibility Evaluation of RFID chips embedded in Artificial Organs", Proceeding of the International Conference on Future Information Technology and Management Engineering, December 2010, Changzhou, China, pp 302-304.
                                                                                          {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                        • 2010
                                                                                          • Jones, E. C., Riley, M.A, Battieste, T., “The Value of Industrial Engineers in Lean Six Sigma Organizations,” Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, June 5th-9th, 2010, Cancun, Mexico.
                                                                                            {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                          • 2010
                                                                                            • Jones, E. C., and Garza.2, A  “Six Sigma Deployment Success According Shareholder Value ”, Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, June 5th-9th, 2010, Cancun, Mexico.
                                                                                              {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                            • 2010
                                                                                              • Jones, E. C., and Thummalapalli, R.1, “The Healthcare Economics of Automating Healthcare Systems,” Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, June 5th-9th, 2010, Cancun, Mexico.
                                                                                                {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                              • Journal Article 2010
                                                                                                • Jones, E.C., Bishu, R., Yeddula, V.1, Musunuru, V.1, Thummalapalli, R.1, “Advanced Machine Tools:  How Best to Train Operators”, International Journal Industrial Engineering, Theory, Application and Practice, accepted 09/10/2010, 75% contribution.
                                                                                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                • 2010
                                                                                                  • Kandari, J., Jones, E.C., Nah, F. and Bishu, R., “Information Quality on the World Wide Web: A Framework for Measurement and Its Validation,” International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 12/2010. 25% contribution.
                                                                                                    {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                                                                                                  • 2010
                                                                                                    • Jones, E.C. and Zhang, Liyuan, "Comparison Analysis of Fuzzy AHP and AHP in Multiple-Decision Making Problem Using Statistic Approach,” European Journal of Operational Research. 12/2010. 50% contribution.
                                                                                                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                    • 2010
                                                                                                      • Jones, E.C., Zhang, Liyuan, and Huggins, Anali, "Using RFID Portal and RFID Forklift to Optimize Systematic Layout Design,” International Journal of Production Research, 9/3/2010. 50% contribution.
                                                                                                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                      • 2010
                                                                                                        • Jones, E.C., Perkins, J., Mosby, D., Kong, D., Cavitt, M., "Evaluating RFID Reliability for Roadside License Plate Identification,” Journal of Transportation Management, TEENG-65, submitted 8/15/2010. 75% contribution.
                                                                                                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                        • 2010
                                                                                                          • Jones, E. C. and Parast, M., “RFID in Space: Exploring the Feasibility and Performance of Gen 2 Tags as a Means of Tracking Equipment, Supplies, and Consumable Products in Cargo Transport Bags onboard a Space Vehicle or Habitat”, Journal of Air Transportation Logistics JATM-D-09-00125, submitted Industrial Engineer, August 15th, 2010.
                                                                                                            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                          • 2010
                                                                                                            • Jones, E.C., Mellat-Parast, M., and Adams, S.G., “Developing an Instrument for Measuring Six Sigma Implementation,” International Journal of Services and Operations Management accepted 04/15/2010, 75% contribution.
                                                                                                              {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                            • 2010
                                                                                                              • Franca, R.1, Jones, E.C., Richards, C.1, Carlson, J.1, “Multi-objective stochastic supply chain modeling with imperfect quality suppliers,” International Journal of Production Economics, 127( 2), October 2010, pp. 292-299, 35% contribution.
                                                                                                                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                              • 2010
                                                                                                                • Jones, E.C., Mellat-Parast, M., and Adams, S.G., “A Framework for Effective Six Sigma Implementation,” Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, 21(4), April 2010, pp. 415-424, 75% contribution.
                                                                                                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                • 2010
                                                                                                                  • Jones, E.C., Henry, M., Cochran, D., and Frailey, T.1, “RFID Pharmaceutical Tracking: From Manufacturer Through In Vivo Drug Delivery”, Transaction of the ASME, Journal of Medical Devices, 4(1), 2010, pp. 015001-1 – 015001-8, 75% contribution.
                                                                                                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                  • Technical Report 2010
                                                                                                                    • Lodgher, A. (Primary Author), Perkins, J.A. (Co-Author), Yang, Y. (Co-Author), Jones, E.C. (Co-Author), and Hawkins, H.G. (PI and Co-Author), "Feasibility and Applications of RFID Technologies to Support Right-of-Way Functions: Technical Report”. Technical Report 0-6142-1 Co-operative Research Program. Texas Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System College Station, TX, Texas Department of Transportation, in co-operation with Federal Highway Administration and Texas Department of Transportation. August, 2010.
                                                                                                                      {Technical Report} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                      Conference Proceeding 2009
                                                                                                                      • Jones, E. C., and Chung, C. A., “Using RFID Material Handling to Optimize Systematic Layout Planning (SLP)”, Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, May 19-22, 2009, Miami, FL.
                                                                                                                        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                      • Journal Article 2009
                                                                                                                        • Jones, E. C., Mosby, D.2, Kong, N.2, and Cavitt, M.2, “Using Quality Product Requirement Techniques to Determine Transportation Shareholder Necessities for RFID Technologies”, Quality Engineering, LQEN 2009-0113 submitted, December 31st, 2009, resubmitted, August 15th, 2010.
                                                                                                                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                        • 2009
                                                                                                                          • Jones, E. C., Richards, C.1, Gnaneswaran, V.2, and Riley, M., “Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Select the Best Practices for Safely Loading Trailers,” Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, submitted August 25, 2009. Journal of Safety Research Decision on Manuscript ID UTSS-2009-0046, resubmitted to Journal of Safety Research JSR-D-09-00136. Submitted IIE Industrial Management Magazine, August 30th, 2010.
                                                                                                                            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                          • 2009
                                                                                                                            • Jones, E. C., Bishu, R., and Thummalapalli R.1, “DEAPS- An Alternative to DMAIC?  A Case Study”, International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Theory, Application and Practice, 16(3), 2009, pp. 214-226, 75% contribution.
                                                                                                                              {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                              Book 2008
                                                                                                                              • Jones, E.C, and Chung, C.A., “RFID in Logistics,” CRC Press: Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, 2008, 75% contribution.
                                                                                                                                {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                              • Journal Article 2008
                                                                                                                                • Jones, E.C., and Chung, C., “Education in modern solutions: RFID is a must in the Industrial Engineering curriculum”, Industrial Engineer, Vol. 40 No. 8, August 2008, pp. 29-33.
                                                                                                                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                • 2008
                                                                                                                                  • Ross, M.2, Adams, S.G., and Jones, E.C., “Can Team Success Be Predicted?” Team Performance Journal 14(5/6), 2008, pp. 248-268, 35% contribution.
                                                                                                                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                  • 2008
                                                                                                                                    • Jones, E.C., and Silveray, J.1, “Testing of Gen 2 RFID Tags for Tracking Inventory in the Space Shuttle,” Journal of Air Transportation, 12(3), 2008, pp. 79-99, 75% contribution.
                                                                                                                                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                      Conference Paper 2007
                                                                                                                                      • Jones E.C., “Integrating RFID into Supply Chain Logistics,” Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Research Conference, May 20, 2007, Nashville, TN.
                                                                                                                                        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                      • 2007
                                                                                                                                        • Jones, E.C., and Nowak, N., “Testing of Gen 2 RFID Tags for Tracking Inventory in the Space Shuttle ”, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Aeronautics & Space Science , April  23, 2007, Lincoln, Nebraska.
                                                                                                                                          {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                        • 2007
                                                                                                                                          • Jones E.C., “Utilizing RFID as an Intelligent Agent in Transportation Systems,” Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Research Conference, May 20, 2007, Nashville, TN.
                                                                                                                                            {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                          • Conference Proceeding 2007
                                                                                                                                            • Jones E.C., and Gao, F.1, “Using Design for Six Sigma to Develop Real World Testing Environments for RFID Systems,” Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, May 19-22, 2007, Nashville, TN.
                                                                                                                                              {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                            • Journal Article 2007
                                                                                                                                              • Mellat-Parast, M., Jones E.C., and Adams, S.G., “A relationship between Six Sigma and Malcolm Baldrige quality award,” Quality Progress, 40 (9), 2007, pp. 45-51, 35% contribution.
                                                                                                                                                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                              • 2007
                                                                                                                                                • Mellat-Parast, M., Adams, S.G., and Jones, E.C., “An empirical study of quality management practices in the petroleum industry,” Production Planning and Control, 18, (8), 2007, pp. 693-702, 35% contribution.
                                                                                                                                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                • 2007
                                                                                                                                                  • Jones, E.C., Riley, M.W., Franca, R.1, and Reigle, S., “The Engineering Economics of RFID in Specialized Manufacturing,” The Engineering Economist, 52(3), 2007, pp. 285-303, 75% contribution.
                                                                                                                                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                  • 2007
                                                                                                                                                    • Rogers, A., and Jones, E.C., “Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Applied to Surgical Sponges,” Surgical Endoscopy, 21(7), July 2007, pp. 1235-1237(3), 50% contribution.
                                                                                                                                                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                      Book 2006
                                                                                                                                                      • Clampitt, H.G., and Edited by E. C. Jones, “RFID Certification Textbook,” PWD Group, January 2006 (Non-Academic Text). Second Edition, May 2006. Third Edition, American RFID Solutions, Arlington Heights, IL, May 2007.
                                                                                                                                                        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

                                                                                                                                                      • Conference Paper 2006
                                                                                                                                                        • Bishu, R., and Jones, E.C., “Quality,” Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, May 20-24, 2006, Orlando, FL.
                                                                                                                                                          {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                        • 2006
                                                                                                                                                          • Mellat-Parast, M., and Jones, E.C., “A relationship between six sigma and supply chain uncertainty”, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), April 28-May 1, 2006, Boston, MA.
                                                                                                                                                            {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                          • Conference Proceeding 2006
                                                                                                                                                            • Jones, E.C., and Koopman, A., “Measuring STEM Attrition in an Engineering College,” Proceedings of the ASEE Conference, June 18-20, 2006, Chicago, IL.
                                                                                                                                                              {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                            • 2006
                                                                                                                                                              • Jones E.C., and Farnham, T.1, “Obsolete Inventory,” Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, May 20-24, 2006, Orlando, FL.
                                                                                                                                                                {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                              • 2006
                                                                                                                                                                • Mellat-Parast, M., and Jones E.C., “A relationship between six sigma and Malcolm Baldrige quality award,” Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference, May 20-24, 2006, Orlando, FL.
                                                                                                                                                                  {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                • Journal Article 2006
                                                                                                                                                                  • Mellat-Parast, M., Adams, S.G., Jones, E.C., Subba-Rao, S., and Raghu-Nathan, T.S., “Comparing quality management practices between the US and Mexico”, Quality Management Journal, 13(4), Oct. 2006, pp.36-49, 25% contribution.
                                                                                                                                                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                  • 2006
                                                                                                                                                                    • Jones, E.C., and Chung, C.A., “A Methodology for Measuring Engineering Knowledge Worker Productivity,” Engineering Management Journal, 18(1), Mar 2006, pp.32-29, 75% contribution.
                                                                                                                                                                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                    • 2006
                                                                                                                                                                      • Jones, E.C., and Chung, C.A., “A Methodology for Measuring Engineering Knowledge Worker Productivity,” Engineering Management Review, IEEE, 34(3), Third Quarter 2006, pp.71-72. (Reprint Article from Engineering Management Journal).
                                                                                                                                                                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                        Conference Paper 2005
                                                                                                                                                                        • Mellat-Parast, M., and Jones E.C., “Six sigma in the supply chain environment,” Proceedings of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, November 13-16, 2005, San Francisco, CA.
                                                                                                                                                                          {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                        • 2005
                                                                                                                                                                          • Jones, E.C., “RFID Technology for Tracking Inventory in the Space Shuttle ”,  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences Aeronautics & Space Science , April  22, 2005, Lincoln, NE.
                                                                                                                                                                            {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                          • Conference Proceeding 2005
                                                                                                                                                                            • Jones, E.C., Oswal, S.1, Koopman, A., and Keithley, B., “Using Industrial Engineering Tools to Improve Engineering Student Attrition,” Proceedings of the ASEE Conference, June 13-15, 2005, Portland, OR.
                                                                                                                                                                              {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                            • 2005
                                                                                                                                                                              • Jones, E.C., and Narasimhan, J., “Methodology for evaluating Simulation Software for Engineering Management Courses,” Proceedings of the ASEE Conference, June 13-15, 2005, Portland, OR.
                                                                                                                                                                                {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                              • Journal Article 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                • Jones, E.C. and Hain, J.A.1, “Using What You Have”, Six Sigma Forum Journal, 4(3), May 2005, pp. 23-28, 75% contribution. Note:  For publication numbers 13 and 14, Dr. Jones was the Executive Editor of the journal.  A standard double blind review was performed as per the journal guidelines.
                                                                                                                                                                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                                • 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jones, E.C., “Quality Control Measurement of an Engineering Productivity Index,” Quality Engineering, 17(4), Oct. 2005, pp. 641-646, 75% contribution.
                                                                                                                                                                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                    Conference Paper 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jones, E. C., and Chung, C., “The Art of Not-Working,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 15-19, 2004, Houston, TX.
                                                                                                                                                                                      {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                                    • 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jones, E. C., and Battieste, T., “Warehouse picking productivity increases by slotting inventory in the Golden Zone,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 15-19, 2004, Houston, TX.
                                                                                                                                                                                        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Conference Proceeding 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jones, E.C. and Hain, J.1, “How Behavioral Skills Make Project Managers Successful from the Senior Manager’s Perspective,” Proceedings of the ASEM Conference, October 20-23, 2004, Arlington, VA.
                                                                                                                                                                                          {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jones, E.C., and Adams, S., “A mathematical model for white-collar cognitive turnover,” Proceedings of the ASEE Conference, June 20-23, 2004, Salt Lake City, UT.
                                                                                                                                                                                            {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                                          • 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jayakumar, N., and Jones, E.C., “Reduction in the variation of welding process using the Operational Six-Sigma Methodology,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 15-19, 2004, Houston, TX.
                                                                                                                                                                                              {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Journal Article 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jones, E.C., “Design and Development of a Logistics Training Simulator,” Journal of Engineering Systems Simulators, 1(4), Oct. 2004, pp. 38-43, 75% contribution.
                                                                                                                                                                                                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                                              • 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jones, E.C. and Anantakrishnan, G.1, “A Training Simulator For Radio Frequency Identification Education”, Journal of Engineering Systems Simulators, 1(4), Oct 2004, pp. 44-51, 75% contribution.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                                                                                                                                                                • 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jones, E.C., and Battieste, T., “Golden Retrieval,” Industrial Engineer, Vol. 36 No. 6, June 2004, pp. 44-51.  (1 Citation: Community of Science).
                                                                                                                                                                                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Book Chapter 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jones, E.C., “Simulation of a Will Call, customer counter,” Simulation Handbook: A Practical Approach, ed. Christopher Chung, CRC Press 2003. 75% contribution.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Conference Paper 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jones, E. C., and Chung, C. A., “A Predictive Model for Determining Cognitive Turnover in Engineers before physical departure,” Proceeding of the INFORMS conference, October 21, 2003.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Conference Proceeding 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jones, E.C., and Chung, C.A., “A Predictive SPC Model for Determining Cognitive Voluntary Turnover Before Physical Departure,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2003.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Journal Article 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Boutte, F. D., Jones, E.C., Hendricks, B., and Rodger, G.J., “Group Dynamics of Video Conferencing,” Industrial Hydrocarbons Journal, August 1996, 76(8), pp. 139-143.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

Presentations

    • July  2013

      'The impact Security Advances via Nano Tecnology (SAVANT) on STEM education'

    • June  2013

      'How to Develop and Write a Research Paper'

    • June  2013

      'Warehousing Principles'

    • June  2013

      'Insights to Performing Research Studies'

    • June  2013

      'How to perform Graduate Research'

    • June  2013

      'Preparing for Graduate Education'

    • October  2012

      'Understanding Budgeting and Finance'

    • October  2012

      'Evaluation of RFID Technologies for Roadside Safety'

    • June  2012

      'Preparing for Graduate Education in US'

    • June  2012

      'How to Develop and Write a Research Paper'

    • June  2012

       'Warehousing Principles'

    • June  2012

      'Insights to Performing Research Studies'

    • June  2012

      'How to perform Graduate Research'

    • June  2012

      'Preparing for Graduate Education'

    • July  2012

      'RFID Innovations"

    • May  2012

      'Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training'

    • September  2011

      'Research Experiences for Undergraduate Engineering Students'

    • September  2011

      'Using RFID in Space and the implications on Earth'

    • June  2011

      'RFID in the past, present, and future in Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Logistics'

    • June  2011

      'How to Develop and Write a Research Paper'

    • June  2011

      'How to perform Graduate Research,' NSF IRES in Mexico, Querétaro, Mexico, June 17th, 2011.

    • June  2011

      'Insights to Performing Research Studies,' NSF IRES in Mexico, Querétaro, Mexico, June 10th, 2011.

  • Past
    •  
      National Science Foundation International Research Experience in Mexico: "RFID in Mexico” NSF OISE Monterrey Tech, Querétaro partner),

      To create IRES Program at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Querétaro and University of Texas Arlington (UTA). The specific outcomes are to enhance students’ research skills and facilitate cross-cultural research opportunities in internationally emerging engineering fields; increase students’ comfort level when working with people from different cultures; increase students’ awareness of cultural differences; become familiar with the Spanish language and increase student abilities in research methods and problem-solving skills that will make them competitive in an international research environment.

Support & Funding

    • Aug 2013 to Aug 2013 Graduated Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) for Aging and Underrpresented Industrial Engineering Students sponsored by  - $536166
    • Apr 2013 to Mar 2018 Rf-Code Computer Rack Cooling System RFID Project sponsored by  - $250000
    • Apr 2013 to Apr 2013 Increasing PhDs for Underrepresented Minorities Program, University of Texas Arlington Program sponsored by  - $2000
    • Jan 2013 to Jan 2013 Utilizing Non-traditional Glasswork Process for Development of Micro-channel Molding Process sponsored by  - $100000
    • Jan 2013 to Apr 2014 Evaluating RFID in Healthcare Linen sponsored by  - $105200
    • Sept 2011 to Sept 2011 NETS Demonstration sponsored by  - $12000
    • Aug 2011 to May 2013 Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program sponsored by  - $24000
    • Jan 2011 to June 2013 Increasing PhDs for Underrepresented Minorities Program, University of Texas Arlington Program sponsored by  - $2000
    • June 2010 to May 2013 IRES Mexico: RFID in Mexico sponsored by  - $140249

Other Research Activities

  • 2012
    • National and International Research and Recognition
      • Aug 2012 American Society of Engineering Management

         Charter Member, 2012

  • 2001
    • National and International Research and Recognition
      • Aug 2001 Alfred P. Sloan Underrepresented Minority PhD Program

        Fellow, 2001

Students Supervised

  • Doctoral
    • Present
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      Dissertation: “A Framework for Self Evaluation And Systemic Preemptive Action to Reduce High Hospital Readmission Rate”

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      Dissertation: “Evaluation of Quality and SustainabilityIncentives To Optimize The Indonesian to the United States Crude Oil SupplyChain”  

      Funding: TMAC / Self  

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      Dissertation: “An Optimal Decision Model for Multi-System Process Capability Improvements Through A Personnel Environment and Integration (PEI) Framework Utilizing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies”

        Funding: UNCF/ Startup/ Sloan / GANN / NASA Fellowship

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      Dissertation: “RFID and RTLS Enhancement for retained surgical instruments in the body”

      Funding:Fulbright Ph.D. Presidential Scholarship / University of Texas at Arlington EGTA / UTA Graduate Tuition Fellowship

    • Present

      Co-Chair with AemalKhattak, Civil Engineering

      Dissertation Title: “Embedded Radio Frequency Identification Device License Plates for Roadside Use in Nebraska”

      Funding: CVISN

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      Advisement began:  2010 Co-Chair with Dr. Ramaratnam Ram Bishu Industrial Engineering

      Dissertation Title: “Force Endurance Model for Pencil Hold Task”

       Funding: CVISN

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Courses

      • IE 5312-001 Planning and Control of Enterprise Systems

        A continuation of IE 5329 covering enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) and other advanced production control techniques. Computer modeling is emphasized.

        Required Pre-requisites:  IE 5329 and or approved equivalent by the professor.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • IE 4304-001 Ie 4304-001

        An extension of Production and Inventory Control (IE 4303), this course covers enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) in manufacturing, E-Commerce and supply chain environments. ERP software and case studies are reviewed.

        Pre-requisites:  IE 4303 and or approved equivalent by the Professor

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • IE 5334-001 Logistics Distribution Systems Design

        The design and analysis of distribution systems of people, processes and technology. The focus is on distribution, warehousing and material handling. Topics include the role of the warehouse in the extended enterprise, warehouse planning, process design, layout, equipment selection, workforce and workplace issues, and financial performance measures.

        Prerequisites: IE 5317 or equivalent, IE 5301 or concurrent, and IE 5329 or concurrent, or equivalent.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • IE 5300-001 Topics in Industrial Engineering: RFID Systems in Supply Chain

        This course covers the foundations of Radio Frequency Identification Systems. Including the fundamentals of how RFID components of tag, transponder and antennae are utilized to create RFID systems.  This course also includes best practices for implementation RFID systems in common supply chain operations.

      • IE 5329-001 PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY CONTROL SYSTEMS

        The fundamentals of production and inventory control systems. The economic impacts of fluctuating demand, supply availability and production rates are examined.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • IE 5312-001 Planning and Control of Enterprise Systems

        A continuation of IE 5329 covering enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) and other advanced production control techniques. Computer modeling is emphasized. Prerequisite: IE 5329

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • IE 4304-001 Enterprise Systems

        An extension of Production and Inventory Control (IE 4303), this course covers enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) in manufacturing, E-Commerce and supply chain environments. ERP software and case studies are reviewed. Prerequisite: IE 4303.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • IE 5300-001 Topics in Industrial Engineering

        RFID Systems in the Supply Chain

        This course covers the foundations of Radio Frequency Identification Systems. Including the fundamentals of how RFID components of tag, transponder and antennae are utilized to create RFID systems. This course also includes best practices for implementation RFID systems in common supply chain operations.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011

Other Teaching Activities

    • Professional Development
      • CRPGE Workshop for New Vice Presidents/Vice Chancellors & Graduate Deans, June 25, 2012
      • 2012 APLU Convocation: 150 Years of the Morrill Act: Advancing the Legacy, June 26, 2012
      • ABET Workshop, IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2012, May 20 2012
      • ABET, Program Evaluator Training – April 30,2011-May 01,2011
      • Factory Physics, Principals to Accelerate Profitability and Performance, May 18 -19, 2011
      • Summer Institute for Online Teaching – 1st year participant, 2008.

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Jan 2011 to  Dec 2011 UTA Search Committee, Vice President for Research, 2011

      Member

    • Jan 2011 to  Aug 2013 UTA IE Faculty Search Committee

      Member

  • Volunteered
    • Aug 2012 to  Present UTA Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Committee

      Chair

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2013 to  Present International Journal of Supply Chain Management

      Editorial Board Member

    • Aug 2011 to  Aug 2012 International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 2011-2012

      Associate Editor

    • Aug 2011 to  Present International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications

      Associate Editor

Service to the Community

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2013 to  Present Vita-Living, Inc.

      Board Member

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 2013 to  Present Dallas Regional Chamber’s Business University Roundtable, 2013 - Present

      Member

Administrative Appointment

  • 2013
    • Aug 2013 to Present - Graduate Advisor for M.S. Logistics Program, University of Texas at Arlington
  • 2012
    • Oct 2012 to Present - Deputy Director - SAVANT Center, UTA SAVANT CENTER