Felisa D. Preciado

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Instructor of Supply Chain & Information Systems

Office Address 436 Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-5882
Email Address fup2@psu.edu

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Expertise

Applications of Optimization in Healthcare

Education

Ph D, Industrial Engineering (Operations Research), Purdue University, 2003

MS, Industrial Engineering (Operations Research), Florida State University, 1997

CERT, Industrial Engineering, Florida A&M University, 1995

Courses Taught

BA 302 – SUPPLY CHAINS (3)
BA 302 provides non-business students with an introduction to the issues and decisions routinely faced by supply chain managers and the impact of effective supply chains on today's business environment. Using the Supply Chain Operations Reference model as a framework, this course considers how successful firms plan, integrate and execute sourcing, manufacturing, customer fulfillment, reverse logistics and sustainment processes across a complex marketplace to provide value to the customer. The course looks at the interplay and coordination of product, financial and information flows through a supply chain resulting in value creation for the customer and competitive advantage for the firm. Students will consider the roles of drivers such as cost, quality, time, flexibility, innovation and information sharing in designing supply chain strategies in support of overarching business strategies. Through detailed exploration of models, case studies and real world events, coupled with the application of operations management tools and techniques, the course provides the opportunity to identify and dissect issues, and develop solutions to supply chain challenges not only faced by today's business managers, but also impact the customer. The course examines supply chain organization, implementation and management planning, the evaluation and control of manufacturing processes, and the execution of supplier and customer management activities. Students will use basic information technologies and programs to leverage tools like business process mapping, value indexing, and total cost analysis to aid in the identification and mitigation of supply chain issues in a global business environment. Students will also be exposed to current supply chain issues such as sustainability and the impact of boundary-spanning information technologies as relevant keys to competitive advantage. The course provides the basic supply chain knowledge and skills necessary for the non-business major to be an effective member of a cross functional team in a professional business environment while providing a level of understanding to benefit the student in navigating the complex customer fulfillment issues present as a consumer of goods and services in today's globally connected marketplace. A student may not receive credit towards graduation for both BA 302 and and SCM 301.

HIST 299 – Foreign Studies (3)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

I B 399 – Foreign Studies (3)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

PORT 199 – Foreign Studies (3)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

PORT 299 – Foreign Studies (3)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

B A 297C – Leadership Development--Sapphire (1)
This course introduces students to key leadership concepts and facilitates students' creation of leadership development proposals. Course is required for all Sapphire students.

SCM 450W – Strategic Design and Management of Supply Chains (3)
Strategic design and management of supply chains.

SCM 494H – Research Project (variable)
Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.

SCM 301 – Supply Chain Management (3)
Supply chain management concepts, principles, and methodologies.

PSU 006 – First-Year Seminar Business (1)
Facilitate student's adjustment to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life.

SCM 450 – Strategic Design and Management of Supply Chains (3)
Strategic design and management of supply chains.

B A 302 – Supply Chains (2)
Introduction to key elements and strategic importance of supply chain networks.

B A 302H – Supply Chains (2)
Introduction to key elements and strategic importance of supply chain networks.

SCM 496 – Independent Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.

Selected Publications

Tuncel A. T., Preciado F. D., Rardin R. L., Langer M., Richard J. P., "Strong valid inequalities for fluence map optimization problem under dose-volume restrictions." Annals of Operations Research, 2010, springerlink.com.ezaccess.libraries.psu.edu/content/p6028712l51393h6/
This work was supported in part by NCI STTR grant number 1 R01 CA12345-01..
Preciado-Walters F., Rardin R. L., Langer M., Thai V. P., "Column Generation for IMRT Cancer Therapy Optimization with Implementable Segments." Annals of Operations Research, 2006.
Preciado-Walters F., Rardin R. L., Langer M., Thai V. P., "A Coupled Column Generation, Mixed-Integer Approach to Optimal Planning of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Cancer." Msthematical Programming B, 2004.
Preciado-Walters F., Rardin R. L., Langer M., Thai V. P., "IMRT Optimization with Directly Implementable Segments." Medical Physics, 2003.
Rardin R. L., Langer M., Preciado-Walters F., Thai V. P., "The Importance of Developing Good Error Bounds for IMRT Treatment Planning." Medical Physics, 2002.