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Alsuwinea, A., Benkherouf, L., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Batch Ordering over a Finite Horizon," International Journal of Operational Research, 2014, forthcoming.

Çakanyildirim, M., Liang, C., and Sethi, S.P., "Analysis of Product Rollover Strategies in the Presence of Strategic Customers," Management Science, 2013, forthcoming.

Wang, H., Liang, X., Sethi, S.P., and Yan, H., "Inventory Commitment and Prioritized Backlogging Clearance with Alternative Delivery Lead Times," Production and Operations Management, 2013, forthcoming.

Liang, C., Sethi, S.P., Shi, R., and Zhang, J., "Inventory Sharing with Transshipment: Impacts of Demand Distribution Shapes and Setup Costs," Production and Operations Management, 2013, forthcoming.

Sethi, S.P. "Optimal Inventory Theory," Encyclopedia of Systems and Control, Springer Research, 2016, forthcoming.

Bensoussan, A., Çakanyildirim, M., Li, M., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Inventory Control with Shrinkage and Observed Sales," Stochastics: An International Journal of Probability & Stochastic Processes, Taksar Memorial Issue, 2013, 85(4), 589-603.

Li, T. Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, J., "How Does Pricing Power Affect a Firm's Sourcing Decisions from Unreliable Suppliers?" International Journal of Production Research, 51(23-24), 2013, 6990-7005.

Chand, S. and Sethi, S.P., "Multi-Period Lot-Sizing with Stationary Demand: Extension to Forecast Horizons," Handbook of EOQ Inventory Problems: Stochastic and Deterministic Models and Applications, T.-M. Choi (Ed.), Springer, 2013, 23-42.

Sethi, S.P. and Shi, R, "Managing with Incomplete Inventory Information (i3)," Proceedings of the 7th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing, Modelling, Management and Control (MIM 2013), Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 19-21, 2013, 1-6.

Li, T. Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, J., "Supply Diversification with Responsive Pricing," Production and Operations Management, 22(2), 2013, 447–458.

Bardhan, A.K., Dawande, M., Gavirneni, S., Mu, Y., and Sethi, S.P., "Forecast and Rolling Horizons under Demand Substitution and Production Changeovers: Analysis and Insights," IIE Transactions, 45, 2013, 323–340.

Haruvy, E., Li, T., and Sethi, S.P., "Two-Stage Pricing for Custom-Made Products," European Journal of Operational Research, 219(2), 2012, 405-414.

Rajamani. D. and Sethi, S.P., "The Product View and its Impact on Supply Chain Excellence," Proceedings of the First International Conference on Best Practices in Supply Chain Management, Bhubaneswar, India, November 22-23, 2012, 655-657.

Cakanyildirim, M., Feng, Q., Gan, X., and Sethi, S.P., "Contracting and Coordination under Asymmetric Production Cost Information," Production and Operations Management, 21(2), 2012, 345–360.

Bensoussan, A., Feng, Q., and Sethi, S.P., "Evaluating Long-Term Service Performance under Short-Term Forecast Updates," Proceedings of the 14th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, Bucharest, Romania, May 23-25, 2012.

Bensoussan, A., Çakanyildirim, M., Sethi, S.P., Wang, M., and Zhang, H., "Average Cost Optimality in Inventory Models with Dynamic Information Delays," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 56(12), 2011, 2869-2882.

Gan, X., Sethi, S.P., and Yan, H., "Coordination of a Supply Chain with Risk-Averse Agents," with addendum, Innovative Schemes for Supply Chain Coordination Under Uncertainty, T.-M. Choi and T.C. Edwin Cheng (Eds.), Springer, 2011, 3-37.

Bensoussan, A., Çakanyildirim, M., Sethi, S.P., and Shi, R., "Computation of Approximate Optimal Policies in Partially Observed Inventory Model with Rain Checks," Automatica, 47, 2011, 1589-1604.

Bensoussan, A., Feng, Q., and Sethi, S.P., "Achieving a Long-Term Service Target with Short-Term Demand Signals: A Newsvendor Framework," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 13(1), 2011, 73-88.

Khmelnitsky, E., Presman, E., Sethi, S.P., and Zhang, Q., "Optimal Production Control of a Failure-Prone Machine," Annals of Operations Research, 182(1), 2010, 67.

Sethi, S.P., "i3: Incomplete Information Inventory Models," Decision Line, October 2010, 16-19.

Dawande, M., Gavirneni, S., Mu, Y., and Sethi, S.P., "On the Interaction between Demand Substitution and Production Changeovers," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 12(4), 2010, 682-691.

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "Filtering for Discrete-Time Markov Processes and Applications to Inventory Control with Incomplete Information," Handbook on Nonlinear Filtering, D. Crisan and B. Rozovsky (Eds.), Oxford University Press, 2010, 500-525. (abstract)

Choi, T.-M. and Sethi, S.P., "Innovative Quick Response Programs: A Review," International Journal of Production Economics, 127(1), 2010, 1-12.

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., Minjarez-Sosa, J.A., Sethi, S.P., and Shi, R., "An Incomplete Information Inventory Model with Presence of Inventories or Backorders as Only Observations," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 146(3), 2010, 544-580.

Chen, H., Chen, Y., Chiu, C.-H., Choi, T.-M., and Sethi, S.P., "Coordination Mechanism for the Supply Chain with Leadtime Consideration and Price-Dependent Demand," European Journal of Operational Research, 203(1), 2010, 70-80.

Feng, Q. and Sethi, S.P., "Procurement Flexibility under Price Uncertainty," in Innovative Quick Response Programs in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Series: International Handbooks on Information Systems, T. C. Edwin Cheng and Tsan-Ming Choi, (Eds.), Springer, 63-90.

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., Royal, A., and Sethi, S.P., "Bayesian and Adaptive Controls for a Newsvendor Facing Exponential Demand," Risk and Decision Analysis, 1(4), 2009, 197-210. (abstract)

Benkherouf, L. and Sethi, S.P., "Optimality of (s,S) Policies for a Stochastic Inventory Model with Proportional and Lump-sum Shortage Costs," Operations Research Letters, 38, 2010, 252-255.

Gan, X., Sethi, S.P., and Zhou, J., "Commitment-Penalty Contracts in Drop-shipping Supply Chains with Asymmetric Demand Information," European Journal of Operational Research, 204, 2010, 449-462. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., Feng, Q., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Ordering Policies for Stochastic Inventory Problems with Observed Information Delays," Production and Operations Management, 18(5), 2009, 546-559. (abstract)

Dawande, M., Gavirneni, S., Naranpanawe, S., and Sethi, S.P., "Discrete Forecast Horizons for Two-Product Variants of the Dynamic Lot-Size Problem," International Journal of Production Economics, 120, 2009, 430-436. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "A Note on 'The Censored Newsvendor and the Optimal Acquisition of Information'," Operations Research, 57(3), May-June 2009, 791-794. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "Censored Newsvendor Model Revisited with Unnormalized Probabilities, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (JIMO), 5(2), May 2009, 391-402.

He, X., Prasad, A., and Sethi, S.P., "Cooperative Advertising and Pricing in a Dynamic Stochastic Supply Chain: Feedback Stackelberg Strategies," Production and Operations Management, 18(1), 78-94. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., M. Minjarez-Sosa, Sethi, S.P., and Shi, R., "Partially Observed Inventory Systems: The Case of Rain Checks," SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, 47(5), 2008, 2490-2519.

Sethi, S.P., Yeh, D.H.M., Zhang, R., and Jardine, A., "Optimal Maintenance and Replacement of Extraction Machinery," Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 17(4), 416-431. (abstract)

He, X. and Sethi, S.P., "Dynamic Slotting and Pricing Decisions in a Durable Product Supply Chain," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 137(2), 2008, 363-379. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A. Cakanyildirim, M. Minjarez-Sosa, J.A., Royal, A., and Sethi, S.P., "Inventory Problems with Partially Observed Demands and Lost Sales," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 136(3), 2008, 321-340. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A. and Sethi, S.P., "The Machine Maintenance and Sale Age Model of Kamien and Schwartz Revisited," Management Science, 53, 12, December 2007, 1964-1976. (abstract)

He, X., Prasad, A., Sethi, S.P., and Gutierrez, G., "A Survey of Stackelberg Differential Game Models in Supply and Marketing Channels," Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering (JSSSE), 16(4), December 2007, 385-413. (abstract)

Chand, S., Hsu, V.N., Sethi, S.P., and Deshpande, V., "A Dynamic Lot Size Problem with Multiple Customers: Customer-Specific Shipping and Backlogging Costs," IIE Transactions, 39(11), November 2007, 1059-1069. (abstract)

Dawande, M., Gavirneni, S., Naranpanawe, S., and Sethi, S.P., "Forecast Horizons for a Class of Dynamic Lot-Size Problems under Discrete Future Demand," Operations Research, 55(4), July-Aug 2007, 688-702. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "Economic Evaluation of Systems that Expedite Inventory Information," Production and Operations Management, 16(3), May-June 2007, 360-368. (abstract)

Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., Zhang, H., and Zhou, J., "A Supply Chain with a Service Requirement for Each Market Signal," Production and Operations Management, 16(3), May-June 2007, 322-342. (abstract)

Chen, Y., Sethi, S.P., and Zhang, H., "A Production-Inventory Problem under an Energy Buy-Back Program," IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 4(3), July 2007, 395-406. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Ordering Policies for Inventory Problems with Dynamic Information Delays," Production and Operations Management, 16(2) March-April 2007, 241-256. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "A Multiperiod Newsvendor Problem with Partially Observed Demand," Mathematics of Operations Research, 32(2), May 2007, 322-344. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "Partially Observable Inventory Systems: The Case of Zero-Balance Walk," SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, 46(1), 2007, 176-209. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimality of Base Stock and (s,S) Policies for Inventory Problems with Information Delays," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 130(2), 2006, 153-172. (abstract)

Feng, Q., Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., and Zhang, H., "Are Base-Stock Policies Optimal in Inventory Problems with Multiple Delivery Modes?," Operations Research, 54(4), 2006, 801-807. (abstract)

Presman, E. and Sethi, S.P., "Inventory Models with Continuous and Poisson Demands and Discounted and Average Costs" Production and Operations Management, 15(2), 2006, 279-293.(abstract)

Hou, Y., Sethi, S.P., Zhang, H., and Zhang, Q., "Asymptotically Optimal Production Policies in Dynamic Stochastic Jobshops with Limited Buffers," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 317, 2006, 398-428. (abstract)

Feng, Q., Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., and Zhang, H., "Optimality and Nonoptimality of the Base-stock Policy in Inventory Problems with Multiple Delivery Modes," Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 2(1), 2006, 19-42. (abstract)

Drobouchevitch, I.G., Sethi, S.P., and Sriskandarajah, C., "Scheduling Dual Gripper Robotic Cells: One-unit Cycles," European Journal of Operational Research, 171, 2006, 598-631. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A., Liu, R.H., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimality of an (s,S) Policy with Compound Poisson and Diffusion Demands: A Quasi-variational Inequalities Approach," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 44(5), 2006, 1650-1676. (abstract)

Geismar, H.N., Sethi, S.P., Sidney, J.B., and Sriskandarajah, C., "A Note on Productivity Gains in Flexible Robotic Cells," International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 17, 2005, 5-21. (abstract)

Gallego, G. and Sethi, S.P., "K-Convexity in Rn," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 127(1), October 2005, 71-88. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A., Feng, Q., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Ordering Policies for a Two-Stage Newsvendor Problem with a Service Constraint," Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the Decision Sciences Institute, Barcelona, Spain, (July 2005) CD.

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "Partially Observed Inventory Systems," Proceedings of 44th IEEE CDC and ECC, Seville, Spain, Dec. 12-15, 2005. (abstract)

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimality of Standard Inventory Policies with Information Delays," Proceedings of 6th APIEMS 2005, Manila, Philippines, Dec. 4-7, 2005, CD Article #1221.

Bensoussan, A., Cakanyildirim, M., and Sethi, S.P., "On the Optimal Control of Partially Observed Inventory Systems," Comptes Rendus de l'Academié des Sciences, Ser. Paris, Ser. I 341, 2005, 419-426. (abstract)

Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., Yan, J.H., and Zhang, H., "An Analysis of Staged Purchases in Deregulated Time-Sequential Electricity Markets," Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 1(4), November 2005, 443-463. (abstract)

Dawande, M., Geismar, N., and Sethi, S.P., "Dominance of Cyclic Solutions and Challenges in the Scheduling of Robotic Cells," SIAM Review, 47(4), 2005, 709-721. (abstract) (PDF)

Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., Zhang, H., and Zhou, J., "Information Updated Supply Chain with Service-Level Constraints," Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, 1(4), November 2005, 513-531. (abstract)

Beyer, D., and Sethi, S.P., "Average-Cost Optimality in Inventory Models with Markovian Demands and Lost Sales," in Analysis, Control and Optimization of Complex Dynamic Systems, E.K. Boukas and R.P. Malhame (Eds.), Springer, 2005, 3-23. (abstract)

Huang, H., Yan, H., and Sethi, S.P., "Purchase Contract Management with Demand Forecast Updates," IIE Transactions: Scheduling and Logistics, 37(8), August 2005, 775-785. (abstract) (online)

Dawande, M., Geismar, H.N., Sethi, S.P., and Sriskandarajah, C., "Sequencing and Scheduling in Robotics Cells: Recent Developments," Journal of Scheduling, 8, 2005, 387-426. (abstract) (online)

Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., and Zhang, H., "Analysis of a Duopoly Supply Chain and its Applications in Electricity Spot Markets," Annals of Operations Research, 135(1), 2005, 239-259. (abstract) (online)

Gan, X., Sethi, S. P., and Yan, H., "Channel Coordination with a Risk-Neutral Supplier and a Downside-Risk-Averse Retailer," Production and Operations Management, 14(1), 2005, 80-89. (abstract) (online)

Drobouchevitch, I.G., Sethi, S.P., Sidney, J.B., and Sriskandarajah, C., "Scheduling Multiple Parts in Two-Machine Dual Gripper Robot Cells: Heuristic Algorithm and Performance Guarantee," International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, 10(4), 2004, 297-314. (abstract)

Feng, Q., Gallego, G., Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., and Zhang, H., "Periodic-Review Inventory Model with Three Consecutive Delivery Modes and Forecast Updates," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 124(1), January 2005, 137-155. (abstract) (online)

Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., and Zhang, H., "Quantity Flexible Contracts: Optimal Decisions with Information Updates," Decision Sciences, 35(4), Fall 2004, 691-712. (abstract) (online)

Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, Q., "Problem 4.3 Feedback Control in Flowshops," in Unsolved Problems in Mathematical Systems and Control Theory, V.D. Blondel and A. Megretski (Eds.), Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 140-143.

Gan, X., Sethi, S.P., and Yan, H., "Coordination of a Supply Chain with Risk-Averse Agents," Production and Operations Management, 13(2), 2004, 135-149. (abstract) (online)

Sethi, S.P., Sidney, J.B., and Sriskandarajah, C., "Throughput Comparison of Robotic Flowshops Versus Robotic Openshops," in Operational Research and its Applications: Recent Trends, M.R. Rao and M.C. Puri (Eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the Association of Asia-Pacific Operational Research Societies (APORS), Dec. 8-10, 2003, New Delhi, India, Vol. I, 10-18. (abstract)

Sriskandarajah, C., Drobouchevitch, I.G., Sethi, S.P., and Chandrasekaran, R., "Scheduling Multiple Parts in a Robotic Cell Served by a Dual Gripper Robot," Operations Research, 52, 1, Jan-Feb 2004, 65-82. (abstract) (online)

Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., and Zhang, H., "Inventory Models with Fixed Costs, Forecast Updates, and Two Delivery Modes" Operations Research, 51, 2, March-April 2003, 321-328. (abstract) (online)

Dawande, M., Sriskandarajah, C., and Sethi, S.P., "On Throughput Maximization in Constant Travel-Time Robotic Cells," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 4, 4, Fall 2002, 296-312. (abstract) (online)

Yan, H., Sriskandarajah, C., Sethi, S.P. and Yue, X., "Supply-Chain Redesign to Reduce Safety Stock Levels: Sequencing and Merging Operations," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Special Issue on Supply Chain Management, 49, 3, August 2002, 243-257. (abstract) (online)

Presman, E., Sethi, S.P., Zhang, H., and Zhang, Q., "On Optimality of Stochastic N-Machine Flowshop with Long-Run Average Cost," Stochastic Theory and Control, Proceedings of a Workshop held in Lawrence, Kansas, October 18-20, 2001, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Vol. 280, B. Pasik-Duncan (Ed.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2002, 399-417.

Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., Zhang, H., and Zhang, Q., "Optimal and Hierarchical Controls in Dynamic Stochastic Manufacturing Systems: A Survey," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 4, 2, Spring 2002, 133-170. (abstract) (online)

Chand, S., Hsu, V.N., and Sethi, S.P., "Forecast, Solution and Rolling Horizons in Operations Management Problems: A Classified Bibliography," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 4, 1, Winter 2002, 25-43. (abstract) (online)

Beyer, D., Sethi, S.P., and Sridhar, R., "Stochastic Multiproduct Inventory Models with Limited Storage," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 111, 3, December 2001, 553-588. (abstract) (online)

Yeh, D.H.M., Sethi, A., Sethi, S.P., and Sriskandarajah, C., "Scheduling of the Injection Process for a Golf Club Head Fabrication Line," International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, 7, 3, September 2001, 149-164. (abstract)

Beyer, D., Sethi, S.P., and R. Sridhar, "Average-Cost Optimality of a Base-Stock Policy for a Multi-Product Inventory Model with Limited Storage," Proceedings of the International Workshop on Decision and Control in Management Sciences in honor of Professor Alain Haurie, October, 19-20, 2000, Decision and Control in Management Sciences in honor of Professor Alain Haurie, G. Zaccour (Ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2002, 241-260.

Presman, E.L., Sethi, S.P., Zhang, H., and Bisi, A., "Average Cost Optimal Policy for a Stochastic Two-Machine Flowshop with limited Work-In-Process," Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications, 47, 2001, 5671-5678. (abstract)

Sethi, S.P., Sidney, J.B. and Sriskandarajah, C., "Scheduling in Dual Gripper Robotic Cells for Productivity Gains," IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 17, 3, June 2001, 324-341. (abstract) (online)

Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., Zhang, H., and Zhang, Q., "Turnpike Set Analysis in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems with Long-Run Average Cost," in Optimal Control and Partial Differential Equations in Honour of Professor Alain Bensoussan's 60th Birthday, J.L. Menaldi, E. Rofman, and A. Sulem (Eds.), IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2001, 414-423. (abstract)

Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., and Zhang, H., "Peeling Layers of an Onion: Inventory Model with Multiple Delivery Modes and Forecast Updates," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 108, 2, February 2001, 253-281. (abstract) (online)

Presman E., Sethi, S.P., Zhang H., and Bisi, A., "Average Cost Optimality for an Unreliable Two-Machine Flowshop with Limited Internal Buffer," in Optimization Theory and Its Application, Annals of Operations Research, L. Caccetta and K. L. Teo (Eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 98, December 2000, 333-351. (abstract) (online)

Presman E., Sethi, S.P., Zhang H., and Zhang Q., "Optimal Production Planning in a Stochastic N-Machine Flowshop with Long-Run Average Cost," in Mathematics and Its Applications to Industry, S. K. Malik (Ed.), Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 2000, 121-140.

Sethi, S.P., Sorger, G., and Zhou, X.Y., "Stability of Real-Time Lot-Scheduling Policies and Machine Replacement Policies with Quality Levels," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 45, 11, November 2000, 2193-2196. (online)

Huang, H., Yan, H., and Sethi, S.P., "Purchase Contract Management with Demand Forecast Updates," Proceedings of the Second West Lake International Conference on Small & Medium Business, October 16-18, 2000, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China, 161-167.

Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., Zhang, H., and Zhang, Q., "Optimal and Hierarchical Controls in Dynamic Stochastic Manufacturing Systems: A Review," archived versions available at http://itorms.iris.okstate.edu/volumes/vol3/Papers/sethi/index.html
Updated version available at http://www.se.cuhk.edu.hk/~factor/itom3/

Sethi, S.P., Zhang, H., and Zhang, Q., "Hierarchical Production Control in a Stochastic N-Machine Flowshop with Long-Run Average Cost," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 251, 2000, 285-309. (online)

Sethi, S.P., Zhang, H., and Zhang, Q., "Hierarchical Production Control in Dynamic Stochastic Jobshops with Long-Run Average Cost," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 106, 2, August 2000, 231-264. (online)

Presman, E., Sethi, S.P., and Zhang, H., "Optimal Production Planning in Stochastic Jobshops with Long-Run Average Cost," in Optimization, Dynamics, and Economic Analysis, Essays in Honor of Gustav Feichtinger, E. J. Dockner, R. F. Hartl, M. Luptačik, and G. Sorger (Eds.), Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg, New York, 2000, 259-274.

Yan, H., Lou, S., and Sethi, S.P., "Robustness of Various Production Control Policies in Semiconductor Manufacturing," Production and Operations Management, 9, 2, Summer, 2000, 171-183. (online)

Sethi, S.P., Zhang, H., and Zhang, Q., "Optimal Production Rates in a Deterministic Two-Product Manufacturing System," Optimal Control Applications and Methods, 21, 3, May-June, 2000, 125-135. (online)

Sethi, S.P., Zhang, H., and Zhang, Q., "Hierarchical Production Control in a Stochastic N-Machine Flowshop with Limited Buffers," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 246, 2000, 28-57. (online)

Sethi, S.P., Sriskandarajah, C., Chu, K.F., and Yan, H., "Efficient Setup/Dispatching Policies in a Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility," Proceedings of 38th IEEE CDC, Phoenix, Arizona, December 7-10, 1999, 1368-1372.

Cheng, F. and Sethi, S.P., "A Periodic Review Inventory Model with Demand Influenced by Promotion Decisions," Management Science, 45, 11, 1999, 1510-1523.(online)

Beyer, D. and Sethi, S.P., "The Classical Average-Cost Inventory Models of Iglehart and Veinott-Wagner Revisited," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 101, 3, 1999, 523-555. (online)

Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, H., "Average-Cost Optimal Policies for a Unreliable Flexible Multiproduct Machine," International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 11, 2, 1999, 147-157.

Yang, J., Yan, H., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Production Planning in Pull Flow Lines with Multiple Products," European Journal of Operational Research, 119, 3, 1999, 583-604. (online)

Cheng, F.M., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimality of State-Dependent (s, S) Policies in Inventory Models with Markov-Modulated Demand and Lost Sales," Production and Operations Management, 8, 2, Summer, 1999, 183-192. (online)

Sethi, S.P., Sriskandarajah, C., Van de Velde, S., Wang, M. Y., and Hoogeveen, H., "Minimizing Makespan in a Pallet-Constrained Flowshop," Journal of Scheduling, 2, 3, May-June, 1999, 115-133. (online)

Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, H., "Hierarchical Production Controls for a Stochastic Manufacturing System with Long-Run Average Cost: Asymptotic Optimality," in Stochastic Analysis, Control, Optimization and Applications: A Volume in Honor of W.H. Fleming, W. M. McEneaney, G. Yin, and Q. Zhang (Eds.), Birkhäuser, Boston, 1999, 621-637.

Presman, E., Sethi, S.P., Zhang, H., and Zhang, Q., "Optimality of Zero-Inventory Policies for an Unreliable Manufacturing System Producing Two Part Types," Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems, 4, 4, 1998, 485-496.

Sethi, S.P., Zhang, H., and Zhang, Q., "Minimum Average-Cost Production Planning in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems," Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, 8, 7, 1998, 1251-1276.

Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, Q., "Asymptotic Optimality of Hierarchical Controls in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems: A Review," Proc. of the Conference in Honor of Prof. Gerald L. Thompson on his 70th Birthday, Pittsburgh, PA. Oct. 17-18, 1993, Operations Research: Methods, Models, and Applications, J. E. Aronson and S. Zionts (Eds.), Quoram Books, Westport, CT, 1998, 267-294.

Beyer, D. and Sethi, S.P., "A Proof of the EOQ Formula Using Quasi-Variational Inequalities," International Journal of Systems Science, 29, 11, 1998, 1295-1299.

Sethi, S.P., Suo, W., Taksar, M.I., and Yan, H., "Optimal Production Planning in a Multi-Product Stochastic Manufacturing System with Long-Run Average Cost," Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications, 8, 1, 1998, 37-54.

Beyer, D., Sethi, S.P., and Taksar, M.I., "Inventory Models with Markovian Demands and Cost Functions of Polynomial Growth," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 98, 2, 1998, 281-323. (online)

Jennings, L.S., Sethi, S.P., and Teo, K.L., "Computation of Optimal Production Plans for Manufacturing Systems," Nonlinear Analysis, Theory, Methods & Applications, 30, 7, 1997, 4329-4338.

Yeh, D. H. M., Sethi, S.P. and Sriskandarajah, C. "Scheduling of the Injection Process for Golf Club Head Fabrication Lines," Proc. of the 22nd International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, Cairo, Egypt, December 20-22, 1997, 172-175.

Wang, Y., Sethi, S.P., Sriskandarajah, C., and Van de Velde, S., "Minimizing the Makespan in Flowshops with Pallet Requirements: Computational Complexity," INFOR, 35, 4, 1997, 277-285.

Presman, E., Sethi, S.P., and Suo, W., "Optimal Feedback Controls in Dynamic Stochastic Jobshops," Mathematics of Stochastic Manufacturing Systems, G. Yin and Q. Zhang (Eds.); Lectures in Applied Mathematics, Vol. 33, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 1997, 235-252.

Presman, E., Sethi, S.P., and Suo, W., "Existence of Optimal Feedback Production Plans in Stochastic Flowshops with Limited Buffers," Automatica, 33, 10, 1997, 1899-1903.

Sethi, S.P., Zhang, H., and Zhang, Q., "Hierarchical Production Control in a Stochastic Manufacturing System with Long-Run Average Cost," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 214, 1997, 151-172. (online)

Beyer, D. and Sethi, S.P., "Average Cost Optimality in Inventory Models with Markovian Demands," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 92, 3, 1997, 497-526. (online)

Samaratunga, C., Sethi, S.P., and Zhou, X., "Computational Evaluation of Hierarchical Production Control Policies for Stochastic Manufacturing Systems," Operations Research, 45, 2, 1997, 258-274.(online)

Sethi, S.P., Suo, W., Taksar, M.I. and Zhang, Q., "Optimal Production Planning in a Stochastic Manufacturing System with Long-Run Average Cost," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 92, 1, 1997, 161-188. (online)

Sethi, S.P., Zhang, Q. and Zhou, X., "Hierarchical Production Controls in a Stochastic Two-Machine Flowshop with a Finite Internal Buffer," IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 13, 1, 1997, 1-13. (online)

Wang, Y., Sethi, S.P., Van de Velde, S., "Minimizing Makespan in a Class of Reentrant Shops," Operations Research, 45, 5, 1997, 702-712. (online)

Sethi, S.P., and Cheng, F., "Optimality of (s,S) Policies in Inventory Models with Markovian Demand," Operations Research, 45, 6, 1997, 931-939. (online)

Sethi, S.P., "Some Insights into Near-Optimal Plans for Stochastic Manufacturing Systems," Mathematics of Stochastic Manufacturing Systems, G. Yin and Q. Zhang (Eds.); Lectures in Applied Mathematics, Vol. 33, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 1997, 287-315.

Yang, J., Yan, H., and Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Production Control for Pull Flow Lines with Multiple Part Types," Proceedings of the 35th IEEE CDC, Kobe, Japan, 1996, 3847-3848.

Sethi, S.P., Suo, W., Taksar, M.I., and Zhang, Q., "Producing in a Manufacturing System with Minimum Average Cost," Nonlinear Analysis, 30(7), 1997, 4357-4363.

Yan, H., Lou, S., Sethi, S.P., Gardel, A., and Deosthali, P., "Testing the Robustness of Two-Boundary Control Policies in Semiconductor Manufacturing," IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, 9, 2, 1996, 285-288. (online)

Sethi, S.P. and Zhou, X., "Optimal Feedback Controls in Deterministic Dynamic Two-Machine Flowshops," Operations Research Letters, 19, 5, 1996, 225-235. (online)

Sethi, S.P. and Zhou, X., "Asymptotic Optimal Feedback Controls in Stochastic Dynamic Two-Machine Flowshops," in Recent Advances in Control and Optimization of Manufacturing Systems, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, 214, G. Yin and Q. Zhang (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, New York, 1996, 147-180.

Presman, E., Sethi, S.P., and Zhang, Q., "Optimal Feedback Production Planning in a Stochastic N-Machine Flowshop," Automatica, 31, 9, 1995, 1325-1332.

Kubiak, W., Sethi, S.P., and Sriskandarajah, C., "An Efficient Algorithm for a Job Shop Problem," Annals of Operations Research, 57, 1995, 203-216.

Krichagina, E., Lou, S., Sethi, S.P. and Taksar, M.I., "Diffusion Approximation for a Controlled Stochastic Manufacturing System with Average Cost Minimization," Mathematics of Operations Research, 20, 4, 1995, 895-922. (online)

Chu, C., Proth, J.M. and Sethi, S.P., "Heuristic Procedures for Minimizing Makespan and the Number of Required Pallets," European Journal of Operational Research, 86, 3, 1995, 491-502. (online)

Sethi, S.P., Taksar, M.I., and Zhang, Q., "Hierarchical Capacity Expansion and Production Planning Decisions in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems," Journal of Operations Management, Special Issue on Economics of Operations Management, 12, 1995, 331-352. (online)

Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, Q., "Hierarchical Production and Setup Scheduling in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 40, 5, 1995, 924-930. (online)

Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, Q., "Multilevel Hierarchical Decision Making in Stochastic Marketing - Production Systems," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 33, 2, 1995, 528-553. (online)

Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, Q., "Asymptotic Optimal Controls in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems with Machine Failures Dependent on Production Rates," Stochastics and Stochastics Reports, 48, 1994, 97-121.

Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, Q., "Multilevel Hierarchical Open-Loop and Feedback Controls in Stochastic Marketing-Production Systems," IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 10, 6, 1994, 831-839. (online)

Sethi, S.P. and Zhou, X., "Stochastic Dynamic Job Shops and Hierarchical Production Planning," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 39, 10, 1994, 2061-2076. (online)

Lou, S., Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, Q., "Optimal Feedback Production Planning in a Stochastic Two-Machine Flowshop," European Journal of Operational Research, 73, 2, 1994, 331-345. (online)

Kubiak, W. and Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Just-in-Time Schedules for Flexible Transfer Lines," International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 6, 2, 1994, 137-154.

Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, Q., "Hierarchical Production Planning in Dynamic Stochastic Manufacturing Systems: Asymptotic Optimality and Error Bounds," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 181, 1994, 285-319. (online)

Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, Q., "Hierarchical Controls in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems," SIAG/CST Newsletter, 2, 1, 1994, 1-5.

Zhou, X. and Sethi, S.P., "A Sufficient Condition for Near Optimal Stochastic Controls and Its Application to Manufacturing Systems," Applied Mathematics & Optimization, 29, 1994, 67-92.

Sethi, S.P., Zhang, Q., and Zhou, X., "Hierarchical Controls in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems with Convex Costs," Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 80, 2, Feb. 1994, 303-321.

Sethi, S.P., Yan, H., Zhang, Q., and Zhou, X., "Feedback Production Planning in a Stochastic Two-Machine Flowshop: Asymptotic Analysis and Computational Results," International Journal Of Production Economics, 30-31, 1993, 79-93.

Krichagina, E., Lou, S., Sethi, S.P. and Taksar, M.I., "Production Control in a Failure-Prone Manufacturing System: Diffusion Approximation and Asymptotic Optimality," Annals of Applied Probability, 3, 2, 1993, 421-453. (online)

Lou, S., Sethi, S.P. and Sorger, G., "Stability of Real-Time Lot Scheduling Policies for an Unreliable Machine," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 37, 12, 1992, 1966-1970. (online)

Sethi, S.P., Taksar, M.I. and Zhang, Q., "Capacity and Production Decisions in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems: An Asymptotic Optimal Hierarchical Approach," Production and Operations Management, 1, 4, 1992, 367-392. (online)

Sethi, S.P., Zhang, Q., and Zhou, X., "Hierarchical Controls in Stochastic Manufacturing Systems with Machines in Tandem," Stochastics and Stochastics Reports, 41, 1992, 89-118.

Sethi, S.P., Zhang, Q., and Zhou, X., "Hierarchical Production Controls in a Two-Machine Stochastic Flowshop with a Finite Internal Buffer," Proceedings of the 3lst IEEE-CDC, Tucson, AZ, Dec. 16-18, 1992, 2074-2079.

Jaumard, B., Lu, S.H., Lou, S., Sethi, S.P. And Sriskandarajah, C., "Heuristics for the Design of Part-orienting Systems," International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 5, 3, 1993, 167-185.

Sethi, S.P., Sriskandarajah, C., Sorger, G., Blazewicz, J., and Kubiak, W., "Sequencing of Parts and Robot Moves in a Robotic Cell," International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 3/4, 4, 1992, 331-358.

Bylka, S. and Sethi, S.P., "Existence and Derivation of Forecast Horizons in Dynamic Lot Size Model with Nondecreasing Holding Costs," Production and Operations Management, 1, 2, 1992, 212-224. (online)

Bylka, S., Sethi, S.P. and Sorger, G., "Minimal Forecast Horizons in Equipment Replacement Models with Multiple Technologies and General Switching Costs," Naval Research Logistics, 39, 1992, 487-507.

Sethi, S.P., Soner, H.M. Zhang, Q. and Jiang, J., "Turnpike Sets and Their Analysis in Stochastic Production Planning Problems," Mathematics of Operations Research, 17, 4, 1992, 932-950. (online)

Sethi, S.P. and Zhang, Q., "Asymptotic Optimality in Hierarchical Control of Manufacturing Systems Under Uncertainty: State of the Art," Operations Research Proceedings 1990, Aug. 28-31, 1990, Vienna, Austria, W. Buhler, G. Feichtinger, R. Hartl, F. Radermacher, and P. Stahly (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1992, 249-263.

Lehoczky, J.P., Sethi, S.P., Soner H. and Taksar, M.I., "An Asymptotic Analysis of Hierarchical Control of Manufacturing Systems under Uncertainty," Mathematics of Operations Research, 16, 3, 1991, 596-608. (online)

Hall, N., Sethi, S.P. and Sriskandarajah, C., "On the Complexity of Generalized Due Date Scheduling Problems," European Journal of Operational Research, 51, 1, 1991, 101-109. (online)

Chand, S., Sethi, S.P. and Sorger, G., "Forecast Horizons in the Discounted Dynamic Lot Size Model," Management Science, 38, 7, 1992, 1034-1048. (online)

Jiang, J. and Sethi, S.P., "A State Aggregation Approach to Manufacturing Systems Having Machine States with Weak and Strong Interactions," Operations Research, 39, 6, 1991, 970-978. (online)

Hall, N., Kubiak, W. and Sethi, S.P., "Earliness-Tardiness Scheduling Problems, II: Deviation of Completion Times about a Restrictive Common Due Date," Operations Research, 39, 5, 1991, 847-856. (online)

Kubiak, W., Lou, S. and Sethi, S.P., "Equivalence of Mean Flow Time Problems and Mean Absolute Deviation Problems," Operations Research Letters, 9, 6, 1990, 371-374. (online)

Kubiak, W. and Sethi, S.P., "A Note on 'Level Schedules for Mixed-Model Assembly Lines in Just-in-Time Production Systems'," Management Science, 37, 1, 1991, 121-122. (online)

Lou, S., Sethi, S.P. and Sorger, G., "Analysis of a Class of Real-Time Multiproduct Lot Scheduling Policies," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 36, 2, 1991, 243-248. (online)

Sethi, S.P., Sriskandarajah, C., Tayi, G.K., and Rao, M.R., "Heuristic Methods for Selection and Ordering of Part-Orienting Devices," Operations Research, 38, 1, 1990, 84-98. (online)

Chand, S. and Sethi, S.P., "A Dynamic Lot Size Model with Learning in Setups," Operations Research, 38, 4, July-August 1990, 644-655. (online)

Lou, S., Yan, H., Sethi, S.P., Gardel, A., and Deosthali, P., "Hub-Centered Production Control of Wafer Fabrication," Proceedings of the IEEE Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference, Danvers, MA, Sept. 1990, 27-32.

Chand, S., Sethi, S.P. and Proth, J., "Existence of Forecast Horizons in Undiscounted Discrete Time Lot Size Models," Operations Research, 38, 5, Sept. Oct. 1990, 884-892. (online)

Sethi, A. and Sethi, S.P., "Flexibility in Manufacturing: A Survey," International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 2, 1990, 289-328.

Sriskandarajah, C. and Sethi, S.P., "Scheduling Algorithms for Flexible Flowshops: Worst and Average Case Performance," European Journal of Operational Research, 43, 2, 1989, 143-160. (online)

Erlenkotter, D., Sethi, S.P. and Okada, N., "Planning or Surprise: Water Resources Development under Demand and Supply Uncertainty I: The General Model," Management Science," 35, 2, 1989, 149-163. (online)

Sriskandarajah, C., Sethi, S.P. and Ladet, P., "Scheduling Methods for a Class of Flexible Manufacturing Systems," Annals of Operations Research, 17, 1989, 139-162.

Bhaskaran, S. and Sethi, S.P., "The Dynamic Lot Size Model with Stochastic Demands: A Decision Horizon Study," INFOR, 26, 3, 1988, 213-224.

Rempala, R. and Sethi, S.P., "Forecast Horizons in Single Product Inventory Models," Optimal Control Theory and Economic Analysis 3, G. Feichtinger (Ed.), North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1988, 225-233.

Sriskandarajah, C., Ladet, P., and Sethi, S.P., "A Scheduling Method for a Class of Flexible Manufacturing Systems," Modern Production Management Systems, A. Kusiak (Ed.), North-Holland, N.Y., 1987, 3-18.

Davis, M.H.A., Dempster, M.A.H., Sethi, S.P. and Vermes, D., "Optimal Capacity Expansion Under Uncertainty," Advances in Applied Probability, 19, 1987, 156-176.

Fleming, W.H., Sethi, S.P. and Soner, H.M., "An Optimal Stochastic Production Planning Problem with Randomly Fluctuating Demand," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 25, 6, 1987, 1494-1502.

Sethi, S.P., "Forecast Horizons in Operations Management Problems: A Tutorial," Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Production Systems, Paris, France, INRIA, Le Chesnay Cedex, France, April 1987, 37-48.

Sethi, S.P., Thompson, G.L. and Udayabhanu, V., "Profit Maximization Models for Exponential Decay Processes," European Journal of Operational Research, 22, 1, 1985, 101-115. (online)

Sethi, S.P., "A Quantity Discount Lot Size Model with Disposals," International Journal of Production Research, 22, 1, 1984, 31-39.

Thompson, G.L., Sethi, S.P. and Teng, J., "Strong Planning and Forecast Horizons for a Model with Simultaneous Price and Production Decisions," European Journal of Operational Research, 16, 3, 1984, 378-388. (online)

Sethi, S.P., "Applications of the Maximum Principle to Production and Inventory Problems," Proceedings Third International Symposium On Inventories, Budapest, Aug. 27-31, 1984, 753-756.

Hartl, R.F. and Sethi, S.P., "Optimal Control Problems with Differential Inclusions: Sufficiency Conditions and an Application to a Production-Inventory Model," Optimal Control Applications & Methods, 5, 4, Oct.-Dec. 1984, 289-307.

Teng, J., Thompson, G.L. and Sethi, S.P., "Strong Decision and Forecast Horizons in a Convex Production Planning Problem," Optimal Control Applications & Methods, 5, 4, Oct-Dec 1984, 319-330.

Bensoussan, A., Sethi, S.P., Vickson, R. and Derzko, N.A., "Stochastic Production Planning with Production Constraints," SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 22, 6, Nov. 1984, 920-935.

Browne, J., Dubois, D., Rathmill, K., Sethi, S.P. and Stecke, K., "Classification of Flexible Manufacturing Systems," The FMS Magazine, April 1984, 114-117.

D'Cruz, J., Sethi, S.P. and Sunderji, A.K., "The Role of MNCs in the Transfer of FMS Technology: Implications for Home and Host Countries," Proceedings of the First ORSA/TIMS Conference on FMS, Ann Arbor, MI., 1984.

Sambandam, N. and Sethi, S.P., "Heuristic Flow-Shop Scheduling to Minimize Sum of Job Completion Times," Canadian Journal Of Administrative Sciences, 1, Dec. 1984, 308-320.

Chand, S. and Sethi, S.P., "Finite Production Rate Inventory Models with First-and Second Shift Setups," Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, 30, 1983, 401-414.

Chand, S. and Sethi, S.P., "Planning Horizon Procedures for Machine Replacement Models with Several Possible Replacement Alternatives," Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, 29, 3, 1982, 483-493.

Sethi, S.P. and Chand, S., "Multiple Finite Production Rate Dynamic Lot Size Inventory Models," Operations Research, 29, 5, Sept-Oct 1981, 931-944. (online)

Sethi, S.P. and Thompson, G.L., "Simple Models in Stochastic Production Planning," Applied Stochastic Control in Econometrics and Management Science, A. Bensoussan, P. Kleindorfer and C. Tapiero (Eds.), North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1980, 295-304.

Thompson, G.L. and Sethi, S.P., "Turnpike Horizons for Production Planning," Management Science, 26, 3, 1980, 229-241. (online)

Sethi, S.P. and Chand, S., "Planning Horizon Procedures in Machine Replacement Models," Management Science, 25, 2, Feb. 1979, 140-151; "Erratum", 26, 3, 1980, 342. (online)

Sethi, S. P. and Thompson, G.L., "Christmas Toy Manufacturer's Problem: An Application of the Stochastic Maximum Principle," Opsearch, 14, 3, 1977, 161-173.

Sethi, S.P. "Simultaneous Optimization of Preventive Maintenance and Replacement Policy for Machines: A Modern Control Theory Approach," AIIE Transactions, 5, 2, June 1973, 156-163.

Sethi, S.P. and Morton, T.E., "A Mixed Optimization Technique for the Generalized Machine Replacement Problem," Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, 19, 3, Sept. 1972, 471-481.

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