Lecturer, Supply Chain and Information Management

Seamus McGovern

214 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




Ph.D Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University
M.S. Systems and Control Engineering, University of West Florida
B.S. Engineering-Physics-Systems Ind. Program, Providence College

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor McGovern's research interests fall within the categories of operations research, modeling & simulation, reverse logistics, industrial engineering, closed-loop supply chains, decision science, aerospace & defense and transportation industries, heuristics/metaheuristics, scheduling, and environmentally conscious manufacturing.

Industry & Academic Experience

Professor McGovern has offered his expertise in courses such as Business Statistics, Probabilistic Operations Research, Stochastic Modeling, Deterministic Operations Research, Engineering Probability and Statistics, and Logistics, Warehousing and Scheduling at Northeastern University. He also performed as a Staff Instructor Pilot for the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and as a helicopter Instructor Pilot for three U.S. and seven foreign military services. Professor McGovern has almost 30 years of experience as a project manager and engineer with the U.S. Department of Transportation and Department of Defense and as a Naval officer.

Services to the Profession

Journal Peer Reviewer (Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Computers and Operations Research, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Journal of Environmental Management, Computers and Industrial Engineering, and International Journal of Production Research), Session Chair (six conferences), and Dissertation Committee Member (six Ph.D. candidates).

Awards & Recognition

Best Dissertation Prize, American Society for Engineering Management

Best Session Paper, IEEE/AIAA 26th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Dallas, Texas

NASA Astronaut finalist (Group 18)


Selected Publications

McGovern, S., Gupta, S. (2013). "New-Product Design Metrics for Efficient Reverse Supply Chains" in Reverse Supply Chains: Issues and Analysis. CRC.

McGovern, S., Gupta, S. M. (2011). The Disassembly Line: Balancing and Modeling (pp. 398). McGraw-Hill.

McGovern, S., Gupta, S. (2011). Metrics and experimental data for assessing unbalanced disassembly lines. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 23(1/2), 82-112.

McGovern, S., Clark, K. (2011). "U.S. Department of Transportation Recent and Ongoing UAS-Related Research Activities" in 2011-2012 UAS Yearbook – UAS: The Global Perspective (9th ed., pp. 1). UVS International, Blyenburgh & Co..