Larry J. LeBlanc
Professor of Operations Management
Professor Larry J. LeBlanc is a prolific author and lecturer to professional organizations, an active consultant to industry, and an award-winning educator in the field of operations management and information technology. His research on spreadsheet risk was the topic of a 2009 Financial Times.com article. LeBlanc's research interests include reducing spreadsheet risk, supply chain analysis, application of spreadsheet optimization models, implementation of algorithms for large-scale optimization models, and telecommunication network design/analysis. He has approximately 65 publications in refereed journals and 60 presentations at universities and organizations overseas.
Professor LeBlanc has served as a scientific advisor to France Telecom and received a Japanese Government award for travel to Tokyo to study manufacturing efficiencies of Japanese factories. He has also developed solution techniques for large-scale traffic models. LeBlanc's consulting activities include assignments in the areas of optimization models for production and personnel assignment, forecasting, aggregate production planning, project planning and inventory control. He has provided consulting services for a long list of clients including Mendocino Forrest Products, Nu-kote International, Heery International, Ingram Periodicals, The Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company, Dr. Pepper, U.S. Army Inventory Research Office, Trailways, Mississippi Chemical Company, McDermott, Port Everglades Steel Corporation, Eaton Corporation, and the Carbon/Graphite Group. Professor LeBlanc's honors are many. He has been listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Technology Today, Who's Who in American Education, Community Leaders of America, and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
In 2000 and 2002, he received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence. He has served as Secretary and Council Member of the Telecommunications Section of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Prior to that, he served as Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Council Member of the Transportation Science Section of INFORMS. Before coming to Owen, LeBlanc was an Associate Professor in the Department of Operations Research and Engineering Management at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
B.S., Mathematics, Loyola University, 1969
M.S., Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University, 1971
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University, 1973
Transportation and Logistics,
Optimization models for international supply chain coordination, telecommunication network design and analysis, computer implementation of algorithms for large-scale optimization models.
Area(s) of Expertise:
Management science, operations management