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K. (Donald) Tham


Professor and Internship Coordinator


Ph.D. (Information Systems), University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1999.
M.A.Sc. (Management Sciences),  University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1978.
B.Tech. (Industrial Eng. & Comp. Sc.), Ryerson Polytechnical Inst., Toronto, ON., 1974.
B.Sc. (Hons., Maths & Physicss), St. Xavier's College, Bombay University, India, 1969.





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K. Donald Tham is a Professor and Industrial Internship Program Coordinator in the Department of Mechanical  and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University. Over twenty-five years, he has been a consultant to governmental, legal agencies and multi-national corporations in Canada, USA, Australia, Japan, India, and China in the areas of industrial engineering, management consulting and labour-management arbitration related processes. He has contributed to several refereed proceedings of conferences, and has been an invited and contributing speaker at international conferences and executive seminars in Europe, China, India, Middle East and North America. He is Education Chair and Roundtable Officer of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals  (CSCMP, USA) and serves on the Advisory Board of the Logistics Quarterly, Canada. He is involved with community work with the Toronto Homes for the Aged. Donald is President and Co-founder of Nulogy Corporation, Toronto, Canada and is recognized in the Who's Who - Industry Veterans in the logistics and supply chain professionals directory.

Research Interests:

Enterprise modeling, ontological engineering, knowledge based information systems, labour management, strategic and tactical cost management for supply chain management and contract packaging vertical.

Current Courses:

Lectured in following courses: Work Design, Analysis and Measurement, Simulation Systems, Plant Layout and Materials Handling, Facilities Planning, Reliability Engineering, Design of Engineering Experiments, Production Management, Production and Inventory Control, Operations Research, Engineering Economics, Statistical Quality Control, Project Management & Communications, Information Systems, Data Structures & Algorithms for Web-based Systems, Systems Design & Analysis with UML, Enterprise Modeling & Systems Design.

Professional Affiliations:

Member, Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Canada
Member, Senior Industrial Engineer, Institute of Industrial Engineering, IIE, USA
Member, Supply Chain & Logistics (SCL), Canada
Member, Education Chair & Roundtable Officer, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), USA.
Member, Institute of Packaging Professionals, USA.
Member, Past President and Treasurer, Canadian Association for Internship Programs (CAFIP)