Overview

Professor Avraham Shtub holds the Stephen and Sharon Seiden Chair in Project Management. He has a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (1974), an MBA from Tel Aviv University (1978) and a Ph.D in Management Science and Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington (1982).

His books on Project Management and Operations Management were published in English, Hebrew, Greek and Chinese.

  • He is the recipient of the Institute of Industrial Engineering 1995 "Book of the Year Award" for his Book "Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation" (co-authored with Jonathan Bard and Shlomo Globerson), Prentice Hall, 1994.
  • He is the recipient of the Production Operations Management Society; Wick Skinner Teaching Innovation Achievements Award for his book: "Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): The Dynamics of Operations Management".
  • He is the recipient of the 2008 Project Management Institute Professional Development Product of the Year Award for the training simulator "Project Team Builder – PTB".
  • He is the recipient of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering 2017 "Book of the Year Award" for his Book "Introduction to Industrial Engineering" (co-authored with Yuval Cohen).
  • He is the recipient of the 2018 PMI Teaching Excellence Award.

Prof. Shtub was a Department Editor for IIE Transactions he was on the Editorial Boards of the Project Management Journal, The International Journal of Project Management, IIE Transactions and the International Journal of Production Research. He was a faculty member of the department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University from 1984 to 1998 were he also served as a chairman of the department (1993-1996). He joined the Technion in 1998 and was the Associate Dean and head of the MBA program.

He has been a consultant to industry in the areas of project management, training by simulators and the design of production - operation systems. He was invited to speak at special seminars on Project Management and Operations in Europe, the Far East, North America, South America, Africa and Australia.

Professor Shtub visited and taught at Vanderbilt University, The University of Pennsylvania, Korean Institute of Technology, Bilkent University in Turkey, Otago University in New Zealand, Yale University, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, University of Bergamo in Italy, Politecnico di Milano in Italy and Cornell Tech in NY.

Selected Publications

Current Research

Ackerman, R., Parush, A., Nassar, F., & Shtub, A. (2015). Metacognition and System Usability: Incorporating Metacognitive Research Paradigm into usability testing. Computers in Human Behavior, 54, 101–113.

Iluz, M., Moser, B. and Shtub, A. (2015). Shared Awareness among Project Team Members through Role-based Simulation during Planning—A Comparative Study. Procedia Computer Science, 44, 295–304.

Katz, A., Basis, F. and Shtub, A. (2015). "Using Wizard of Oz Technology for Telemedicine", Health Systems, 4 (3), 224–235.

Tzimerman, A., Herer, Y. T. and Shtub, A. (2015). "Teaching Supply Chain Management to Industrial Engineering Students: Mixed vs. Pure Approaches in Simulation Based Training" International Journal of Engineering Education, 31 (6), 1688–1700.

Tzimerman, A., Herer, Y. T. and Shtub, A. (2016). "Supply Chain Education—the Contribution of Gamification", International Journal of Engineering Education, Special issue on Gamification Ecosystems, 32 (1), 479–490.

Balouka, N., Cohen I., and Shtub, A. (2016). "Extending the Multimode Resource Constrained Project Scheduling Problem by Including Value Considerations", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 63 (1), 4–15.

Katz, A., Shtub, A., Solomonica, A., Poliakov, A. and Roguin, A. (2016). “Simulator training to minimize ionizing radiation exposure in the catheterization laboratory”, The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, 33 (3), 303–310.

Katz, A., Tepper, R. and Shtub, A. (2017). “Evaluating the Instructor’s Contribution to a WOZ Simulator in Obstetrics & Gynecology Ultrasound Training”, Journal of Medical Internet Research: JMIR, 3 (1): e8. doi: 10.2196/mededu.6312.

Katz, A., Roguin, A. and Shtub, A. (2017). “Minimizing Ionizing Radiation Exposure in Invasive Cardiology Safety Training for Medical Doctors”, Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, 3 (3).

Strygacz, I., A. Shtub (2018). “Combining Simulation-based Training and Flipped Classroom in Project Management Learning”, Forthcoming, Higher Education Studies, Vol. 8, No. 3.

BOOKS  

Shtub, A., J. Bard and S. Globerson, Project Management, Engineering Technology and Implementation, Prentice Hall, 1994.  The book received the 1995 IIE Joint Publishers "Book-of-the-Year Award" of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Translated to Chinese and Greek.

Shtub, A., Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): The Dynamics of Operations Management, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, March 1999. The book received the Production Operations Management Society; Wick Skinner Teaching Innovation Achievements Award. Translated to Chinese.

Shtub, A.F., J.F. Bard and S. Globerson, Project Management:  Processes, Methodologies, and Economics, 2/E, Prentice Hall, October 2004.

Shtub, A., and R. Karni, ERP: The Dynamics of Supply Chain and Process Management, Springer, 2011.

Shtub, A., Project Management Simulation with PTB Project Team Builder, Springer, 2012.

Shtub, A. and Cohen, Y., Introduction to Industrial Engineering (Industrial Innovation Series), 2nd Edition, CRC Press, 2015. The book received the 2017 IISE Joint Publishers "Book-of-the-Year Award" of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.

Shtub, A. and Rosenwein, M., Project Management:  Processes, Methodologies, and Economics, 3rd Edition, Pearson, 2016.

Shtub, A. and Rosenwein, M., Hands-on Project Management: Practice your Skills with Simulation Based Training , World Scientific , 2017.

Teaching

Courses taught:

New Product Development - develop your own new product

At the University of Washington

OP MGT 301  Operations Management

QM 201           Statistics

At Washington State University

MGT 340        Production and Operations Management

QMETH 417    Introduction to Simulation

At Tel Aviv University, Department of Industrial Engineering

0571.2102       Methods Engineering

0571.3123       Analysis of Production Systems

0571.4117       Facilities Design

0571.4124       Advanced Topics in Industrial Engineering

0571.4140       Analysis of Operations Control Systems

0571.4123       Project Management Systems

0571.5256       Design of Production Lines

0571.5206       Advanced Project Management

0571.4157       Production Planning and Control Lab.

At Tel Aviv University Business School and other programs

- An undergraduate course in Operations Management.

- A graduate course in Operations Management for executives.

- A course in Operations Management for hospitals.

- A course in Project Management and Control.

At Vanderbilt University

571-1   Operations Planning and Control      

579-1   Project Management (graduate level)

  • Program and Project Management (undergraduate level).

562-1  Enterprise Resource Planning

At the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

094191  Introduction to Industrial Engineering.

095140  Project Planning and Control

096140  Processes in Project Management

098710  Operations Management

098712  Project Management

098713  Multi-Project Management

Short courses and workshops in other universities

The University of Pennsylvania, Korean Institute of Technology, Bilkent University in Turkey, Otago University in New Zealand, Yale University, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, University of Bergamo in Italy, Politecnico di Milano in Italy and Cornell Tech in NY.

Executive MBA programs   (Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University and Kellogg program

                                             in SASIN, GIBA, Chulalongkon University, Thailand)

Operations Management

Operations Planning and Control in the ERP Era

Project Management

At the University of Pennsylvanya Wharton program of Executive Master in Technology Management (EMTM)

Project Management workshop based on the Project Management Trainer Simulator

Research

Make the Right Decision Technion New Product Development Research

Project Management, the Design/Operation of Production and Assembly Systems, Learning and Forgetting, ERP systems.

Students

Technion Students

Student's Name Graduation Year Degree Abstracts Research Name
Michal Iluz-Mimoni 2017 PhD Abstracts Enhancing Performance of Project Teams in a Lean Project Environment Using Simulator Based Training and Planning
Avinoam Tzimerman 2015 PhD Abstracts Distributed Information Rich Transshipments: Analytical and Simulative Approaches
Shy Ravid 2012 PhD Abstracts The use of project management tools and techniques and its contribution to team shared understanding and project outcomes
Assaf Avrahami 2012 PhD Abstracts The Value of Perfect and Imperfect Information in a Multi- Location Inventory System
Lior Davidovitch 2009 PhD Abstracts Simulation-Based Learning: Design, Methodology and Implementation
Mark Eklin 2009 PhD Abstracts Cost Estimation in a Finite-Capacity Stochastic Environment
Harel Eilat 2007 PhD Abstracts Evaluation, Selection and Control of Projects in a Multi-Project R&D Environment
Izack Cohen 2004 PhD Abstracts Management of Multi-Project Systems in Stochastic Environments
Itai Levy 2018 MSc Abstracts Intergrating the Simulation-Based Training Approach with Teaching Supply Chain Management
Ivan Strygacz 2018 MSc Abstracts Combining Simulation-Based Training and Flipped Classroom in Project Management Learning
Nehemia Yaron 2016 MSc Abstracts Parallel Efforts of New Product development - The Impact of New Information
Farida Nassar 2014 MSc Abstracts Incorporating Metacognition into Usability Testing
Elad Landau 2014 MSc Abstracts Joint Stocking and Sourcing in a Multi-Echelon Environment
Shlomo Ben-Shabat 2013 MSc Abstracts A Simulator for Training in System Engineering
Sharon Wissmark 2009 MSc Abstracts Improving the Quality of Treatment in the Emergency Department
Aric Katz 2008 MSc Abstracts A Distributed Simulation for Better Analyzing Hospital's Operations
Michael Nir 2005 MSc Abstracts A Profit Based Algorithm for Managing a Dynamic, Resource Constrained Multi-Project Environment
Nirit Gavish 2004 MSc Abstracts Designing the user interface for various interactive platforms: Examination of web browsing in the desktop Pc and cellular phone
Dafna Aron )Berman( 2004 MSc Abstracts Orientation and Navigation in 3D Interface
Ilana Karpovsky 2004 MSc Abstracts Relative Evaluation of Infrastructure Projects for Priority Setting
Pnina Feldman 2004 MSc Abstracts Construction and Evaluation of a Deterministic Model for Cost Estimation of Manufactured Parts Depending on the Dynamic Shop-Floor Load
Adi Hod 2004 MSc Abstracts Tabular and Graphical Visualization in Enterprise Information Systems
Sara Shachor 2003 MSc Abstracts Learning and Forgetting in the Computer Industry
Yonit Shwarts 2003 MSc Abstracts The Effects of Visual Layout Complexity of Web Pages on their Usability
Faina Aranovich 2002 MSc Abstracts Methodology for Uncertainty-Level Estimation in Project Scheduling Management with the Info-Gap Approach
Hagit Wilder-Hamm 2002 MSc Abstracts History of Learning Processes in Simulation Based Learning: Application in Engineering Education
Irina Gurfinkel 2001 MSc   The Impact of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems on Company Performance in Israel
Sary Regev 2001 MSc   Applied Risk Methodology during Project Initialization
Moshe Dov 1988 MSc   The Allocation of Mixed Models to Assembly Lines

Tel Aviv University Students

Name

Degree research Name Note
Asseo, Ruth M.Sc./I.E Learning and Forgetting Curves Analysis and Combination principal adviser, with S. Globerson
Kapeliouk, Adi M.Sc./M.I.S A Model for Selecting an MRP Software Package

principal adviser, with I. Shpigler

Simon, Moti M.Sc./I.E. Determination of Reorder Point in a Constrained Two--Echelon Inventory System, for Maximum Service Levels principal adviser
Grinman, Arie M.Sc./M.I.S Multilayer Protocol Development for Project Management and Control principal adviser, with I.B. Borovich
Sterling, Yoel M.Sc./I.E. Scheduling PCB's for two machines in flow shop order using Johnson rule and GT Techniques principal adviser, with O. Maimon
Etgar, Ran M.Sc./IE Sequencing Mixed - Model Lines to Level Usage and Minimize Line Length
Yacouel, Arik M.Sc./IE Planning Production of Jobs with Sequence Dependent Setup Times and Due-date Times on Two Types of Machines
Lev, Eliran M.Sc./I.E Fuzzy Quality Function Deployment
Nadir, Ronen M.Sc./IE Methods for Testing and Evaluation of a Graphic User Interface (GUI)
Versano, Ronen M.Sc./I.E. Estimating the Cost of Pipe Bending by Neural Networks
Peles, Amir M.Sc./IE Monitoring and Event Handling under Time Constraints: Implications for the display and Operations of Queues and Lists with A. Parush
Shavit, Doron M.Sc./IE Man Machine Interface in Monitoring and Control Systems that Use Video Information with A. Parush

Contact Info

Room 507 Bloomfield Building
+972-4-829-4454