Lawrence V. Snyder

Lawrence V. Snyder


Associate Professor


Ph.D., Northwestern University

Research Area: 

Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Electricity Grids and Energy Systems
Applied Optimization
Decision Making Under Uncertainty

Classes Taught: 

Production and Inventory Control
Operations Research
Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management
Advanced Inventory Theory
Introduction to Engineering Practice


Supply Chain Management
Logistics, Transportation, and Facility Location Problems
Models for Decision-making Under Uncertainty
Applied Optimization.

Dr. Snyder teaches courses in production and inventory control, quantitative models in supply chain management, advanced inventory theory, service systems engineering, and operations research. His research interests include optimization problems in application areas such as supply chain management (e.g., facility location, inventory management, transportation) and electricity grids (e.g., optimal power flow problems, optimization of renewable resources, and energy storage). He is a core member of the Integrated Networks for Electricity research cluster. His textbook Fundamentals of Supply Chain Theory won the IIE/Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award in 2012. Dr. Snyder joined the I.S.E. faculty in Fall 2003.


L. V. Snyder, Scaparra, M. P., Daskin, M. S., and R. L. Church: Planning for disruptions in supply chain networks. In "TutORials in Operations Research," Johnson, M. P., B. Norman, and N. Secomandi (eds.), Chap. 9, Baltimore: INFORMS, 234-257, 2006.
Snyder, L. V.: Facility location under uncertainty: A review. IIE Transactions 38(7), 537-554, 2006.
Snyder, L. V.: and M. S. Daskin: Stochastic p-robust location problems. IIE Transactions 38(11), 971-985, 2006.
Snyder, L. V. and Z.-J. M. Shen: Supply chain management under the threat of disruptions. The Bridge (National Academy of Engineering), 36(4), 39-45, Winter 2006.
Snyder, L. V. and M. S. Daskin: Reliability models for facility location: The expected failure cost case. Transportation Science 39(3), 400-416, 2005.
Rong, Ying, L. V. Snyder, and Y. Sun: Inventory sharing under decentralized preventive transshipments. Submitted for publication. Revised October 2008.
Snyder, L. V.: A tight approximation for a continuous-review inventory model with supplier disruptions. Submitted for publication. (Lehigh University Dept. of ISE Technical Report #05T-005.) Revised September 2008.
Rong, Ying, L. V. Snyder, and Z.-J. M. Shen: Bullwhip and reverse bullwhip effects under the rationing game. Submitted for publication, August 2008.
Schmitt, Amanda J., L. V. Snyder, and Z.-J. M. Shen: Centralization versus decentralization: Risk pooling, risk diversification, and supply uncertainty in a one-warehouse multiple-retailer system. Submitted for publication, May 2008.