Gary and Sherron Kalbach Chair in Business Administration
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1981 Industrial Engineering

4123 Etcheverry Hall(510) 642-4992E-mail: yano (at)                 

"My research involves the design, planning and control of manufacturing and distribution systems, and the interface between these decisions and those related to marketing, quality, and other areas. I am interested in modeling these problems, devising solution procedures using quantitative techniques, and deriving managerial insights from the analysis."


Candace ("Candi") Yano is a Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) and in the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, California. During the 2003-4 academic year, she is also affiliated with the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, as the Susan B. Butler Visiting Chair of Operations Management. From 1995 to 2001, she served as Chair of the IEOR Department at Berkeley. She holds an A.B. in Economics, a M.S. in Operations Research, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. She held positions at Bell Telephone Laboratories and the University of Michigan prior to joining Berkeley. Professor Yano's primary research interests are production, inventory and logistics management, as well as interdisciplinary problems involving manufacturing and marketing. She is currently the Editor of the Focused issues on Scheduling and Logistics of IIE Transactions, and a Department Editor for the Operations and Supply Chain Department of Management Science, among other editorial posts.


  • Inventory Control
  • Production Planning
  • Distribution Systems Planning
  • Integrated Production-Quality Models
  • Integrated Manufacturing-Marketing Models


  • "Sequencing to Minimize Work Overload in Assembly Lines with Product Options" (with Ram Rachamadugu),Management Science, 1991.
  • Yano, Candace A. and Hau L. Lee, "Lot Sizing with Random Yields: A Review,"Operations Research,43 (2), (1995), pp. 311-334.
  • Hahm, Juho and Candace A. Yano, "The Economic Lot and Delivery Scheduling Problem: Powers of Two Policies,"Transportation Science,29 (3), (1995), 222-241.
  • Yano, Candace Arai, Yavuz A. Bozer and Mahdi Kamoun, "Optimizing Dock Configuration and Staffing in Decentralized Receiving,"IIE Transactions30 (7), (1998), 657-668.
  • Kraus, Ursula and Candace Arai Yano, "Product Line and Process Design for Mass Customization,"Proceedings of the 1998 Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Conference, Seattle, Washington, June 1998.
  • Yano, Candace Arai and Gregory Dobson, "Profit Optimizing Product Line Design, Selection and Pricing with Manufacturing Cost Considerations: A Survey," inProduct Variety Management: Research Advances (T.-H. Ho and C.S. Tang, eds.), Kluwer Academic Publisher, November 1998, 145-176.
  • Newman, Alexandra and Candace Arai Yano, "Scheduling Direct and Indirect Trains and Containers in an Intermodal Setting,"Transportation Science (to appear).
  • Lerssrisuriya, Panupol and Candace Arai Yano, "Pricing and Production Planning to Accommodate Product Variety and Demand Uncertainty," working paper.

Ph.D. Theses Supervised

  • Mahdi Kamoun: Models and Algorithms for the Facility Layout Problem with Emphasis on Supporting Just-in-Time (1996).
  • Sittichai Matanachai: Balancing Objectives for Mixed-Model, Paced Assembly Lines (1996).
  • Derek Bennett: A Process Selection Optimization Model and Systems Planning Methodology for Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing (1998).
  • Alexandra Newman: Optimizing Intermodal Rail Operations (1998).
  • Panupol Lerssrisuriya: Production Planning and Pricing with Shared Capacity, Demand Uncertainty, and Lead-Time-Sensitive Customers (1998).
  • Ursula Kraus: The Effect of Buyer Choice Rules on Product Line Design and Pricing (1999).