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Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
March 29, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Ignacio Castillo

Dr. Ignacio Castillo

Professor (ODS)

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.6054
Fax: 519.884.0201
Office Location: P3062
Office Hours: Spring 2013: By appointment only
Languages Spoken


Academic Background

B.S. (Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador), M.S.E. (Arizona State University), Ph.D. (Texas A&M University)


Ignacio Castillo is a professor of operations and decision sciences at the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University. He received a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University in 2001, an M.S.E. in industrial engineering from Arizona State University in 1998, and a B.S. (magna cum laude) in applied sciences from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, in 1995. His research and teaching interests include facility location, facility layout and material handling systems, manufacturing and service operations and logistics, and sustainable and closed-loop supply chain management. Dr. Castillo has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Alberta and the University of Waterloo and is a member of Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Pinnacle Honor Society, and a Glenn Carroll Teaching Fellow.

Additional Information

Selected Publications

  Niu, A. R., Zhao, X., Castillo, I., & Joro, T. (2012). Pricing and inventory strategies for a two-stage dual-channel supply chain. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 29(1).

  Zeng, W., Castillo, I., & Hodgson, M. J. (2010). Aggregating demand for the flow-intercepting location model: a GIS, optimization, and heuristic framework. Geographical Analysis, 42(3):301-322.

  Zeng, W., Castillo, I., & Hodgson, M. J. (2010). A generalized model for locating facilities on a network with flow-based demand. Networks and Spatial Economics, 10(4):579-611.

  Zhao, X., Niu, A. R., & Castillo, I. (2010). Selecting distribution channels strategies for nonprofit organizations. European Journal of Marketing, 44(7/8):972-996.

  Zeng, W., Hodgson, M. J., & Castillo, I. (2009). The pickup problem: consumers’ locational preferences in flow interception. Geographical Analysis, 41(1):149—168. Special issue dedicated to the memory of Charles (Chuck) ReVelle, creator of the field of location analysis.

  Castillo, I., Ingolfsson, A., & Sim, T. (2009). Socially optimal location of facilities with fixed servers, stochastic demand and congestion. Production & Operations Management, 18(6):721-736.

  Castillo, I., Joro, T., & Li, Y. (2009). Workforce scheduling with multiple objectives. European Journal of Operational Research, 196(1):162-170.