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Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
February 26, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Michael Haughton

Dr. Michael Haughton

Professor (ODS) & CN Fellow in Supply Chain Management

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.6205
Fax: 519.884.0201
Office Location: P3060

Academic Background
BSc (University of West Indies), MS (Pennsylvania State University), PhD (Pennsylvania State University)

2008 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair Award Winner

Dr. Michael A. Haughton is Professor of Operations and Decision Sciences in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. He received a B.Sc. in economics and accounting from the UWI, an M.S. in management science and a Ph.D. in business logistics from the Pennsylvania State University. He currently teaches courses in the areas of Transportation Management and Supply Chain Management. His main research focuses on using model-based and empirical methods to study issues of managing transportation, logistics, and supply chain operations in contexts such as vehicle dispatch/routing and trans-national trade. His research works have been published in several top tier refereed academic journals. These include Journal of Business Logistics, Transportation Research, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Logistics, Transportation Research, and Journal of the Operational Research Society. He frequently presents his work in his areas of specialization at scholarly/professional conferences with both international scope (e.g., the international meetings of the Production and Operations Management Society and the Decision Sciences Institute) and national-level scope (e.g., conferences of the US Transportation Research Forum and the Canadian Transportation Research Forum). Professor Haughton’s scholarly achievements include receiving outstanding conference paper awards and being selected as the 2008-2009 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at Arizona State University’s Center for Transborder Studies.


Primary research interests include using model-based and empirical methods to study issues of managing transportation, logistics, and supply chain operations in vehicle routing and trans-national trade contexts

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Selected Publications

  Haughton, M., & Isotupa, K. P. Sapna. (forthcoming). Traffic control in Canada-USA border checkpoint operations: Impacts on supply chain velocity, infrastructure spending, and national security.  International Journal of Services and Operations Management.

  Zolfagharinia, H., & Haughton, M. (forthcoming). The Benefit of Information Sharing in a Logistics Outsourcing Context. International Journal of Logistics and Systems Management.

  Haughton, M., & Isotupa, K. P. Sapna. (forthcoming). Flow Control in Capacity-constrained Queueing Systems with Non-stationary Arrivals. Journal of the Operational Research Society.

  Haughton, M., & Isotupa, K. P. Sapna. (2011). Scheduling commercial vehicle queues at a Canada–US border crossing. Transportation Research Part E, 48: 190-20.

  Haughton, M., & Isotupa, S. (2009). Achieving resource efficiency by customs administrations in a constrained economic climate: a critical examination. World Customs Journal, 3(2):119-138.

  Haughton, M. (2009). An alternative tactic to deal with the contingency of driver absenteeism. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 60:1207-1220.

  Haughton, M. (2009). Distortional bullwhip effects on carriers. Transportation Research Part E: The Logistics and Transportation Review, 45(1):172-185.

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