Matthew Petering, Ph.D.

Matthew Petering, PhD_Industrail and Manufacturing Engineering
, mattpete@uwm.edu(414) 229-3448
Eng & Math Sciences 367
Associate Professor
Industrial And Manufacturing Engr

While Dr. Petering’s academic career has kept him in the Midwest (Washington University St. Louis, Michigan, UWM) his research has affected the commerce of the entire globe. His work on long-haul containers, multi-gage trains and trucking fleets have streamlined transportation systems all around the world. His research on supply chain and logistics has combined the ever-changing world of business with the hard science of engineering.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007
  • M.S., Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003
  • B.A., Washington University in Saint Louis, 1999

Research Focus:

  • Operations research
  • Discrete event simulation
  • Math programming
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Ocean and rail container shipping
  • Material handling systems
  • Supply chain management
  • Manufacturing

Publications:

  • "Real-Time Container Storage Location Assignment at an RTG-Based Seaport Container Transshipment Terminal: Problem Description, Control System, Simulation Model, and Experiment One—Expert Decking, " M.E.H. Petering, accepted for publication in the Flexible Services and Manufacturing special issue on logistics and maritime systems.
  • "Mixed integer programming for minimizing the period of a cyclic railway timetable for a single track with two train types,"  M. Heydar, M.E.H. Petering, and D. Bergmann, Computers and Industrial Engineering, 66 (2013), 171-185.
  • "A new mixed integer program and extended look-ahead heuristic algorithm for the block relocation problem," M.E.H. Petering and M.I.J. Hussein, European Journal of Operational Research, 231 (2013), 120-130.
  • "A continuous time model for multiple yard crane scheduling with last minute job arrivals," W. Li, M. Goh, Y. Wu, M.E.H. Petering, R. de Souza, and Y.C. Wu, International Journal of Production Economics, 136 (2012) 332-343.
  • "Decision support for yard capacity, fleet composition, truck substitutability, and scalability issues at seaport container terminals via discrete event simulation," M.E.H. Petering, Transportation Research E, 47 (2011) 85-103.
  • "Development and simulation analysis of real-time, dual-load yard truck control systems for seaport container transshipment terminals," M.E.H. Petering, OR Spectrum, 32 (2010) 633-661.
  • "Effect of block width and storage yard layout on marine container terminal performance," M.E.H. Petering, Transportation Research E, 45 (2009) 591-610.
  • "Development and simulation analysis of real-time yard crane control systems for seaport container transshipment terminals," M.E.H. Petering, Y. Wu, W. Li, M. Goh, and R. de Souza, OR Spectrum, 31 (2009) 801-835.
  • "Discrete time model and algorithms for container yard crane scheduling," W. Li, Y. Wu, M.E.H. Petering, M. Goh, and R. de Souza, European Journal of Operational Research, 198 (2009) 165-172.
  • "Effect of block length and yard crane deployment systems on overall performance at a seaport container transshipment terminal," M.E.H. Petering and K.G. Murty, Computers and Operations Research, 36 (2009) 1711-1725.
  • "Performance analysis of a multiple vehicle tandem system with inter-vehicle buffers and blocking," M.E.H. Petering, J. Seo, and C. Lee, Computers in Industry, 58 (2007) 3-11.