During the past 20 years, Dr. Ratliff has supervised
one of the largest logistics research programs in the
world. Concepts developed by him and his colleagues
have been implemented in decision support systems for
logistics network design, shipment planning, production
scheduling, and vehicle routing. He is widely published
and has given more than 150 invited logistics presentations.
Dr. Ratliff also has extensive logistics consulting
experience and was a co-founder of CAPS Logistics, a
company specializing in flexible logistics software.
His research and logistics competencies include intermodal
network design, supply chain integration, delivery strategies,
cross docking, vender managed resupply, real-time routing,
shipment planning, logistics performance measurement, and container
As a world recognized
industry leader Dr. Ratliff has unparalleled experience in logistics
decision technology. Don is a Fellow of the Institute
of Industrial Engineers, and a Member of the National
Academy of Engineers. He has published more than fifty
refereed papers and has served as editor of the logistics
industry's leading academic journals. Don holds a Ph.D.
in Operations Research from
Johns Hopkins University.