Cayuga Partners co-founder and Senior Partner John A. “Jack” Muckstadt is Emeritus Acheson-Laibe Professor of Business Management and Leadership Studies at Cornell University’s School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE); Co-Director, Institute for Disease and Disaster Preparedness, Weill Cornell Medical College and a former member of the Board of Scientific Counselors to the CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR).
Jack is an authority in the field of Operations Research, noted for his particular expertise in the study of multi-echelon, multi-indenture service parts supply chains.
He is an INFORMS and MSOM Fellow and the recipient of many awards and honors including numerous Outstanding Teaching Awards from his students at Cornell and the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. He was recognized as an Outstanding Reserve Officer of the US Air Force Logistics Command and named a Weiss Presidential Fellow of Cornell University for excellence in teaching, advising undergraduate students and exemplary efforts to improve instruction and daily life on campus.
Jack's detailed bio, and an INFORMS interview by Dr. Mark Eisner, can be found here:
Cayuga Partners co-founder Dave Murray is Clinical Professor, Operations & Information Technology at the College of William and Mary teaching in the areas of Operations and Business Analytics. His research interests are focused on the role information technology plays in manufacturing and supply chain design and analysis, with emphasis on the ways it can be used to improve the coordination of value-adding activities among supply chain partners.
Dave's pursuit of these interests has involved the development of comprehensive computer-based machine learning and simulation models, and his teaching interests are directed toward the use of these models in the classroom.
Dave’s consulting clients include Amazon.com, The Department of Homeland Security, The Cleveland Clinic, Nissan, Altria, Sunoco, Trinova, The Commonwealth of Virginia, the Departments of Justice in North and South Carolina, Aspen Technologies, Indian Railways, Canadian National Railways, Brazilian Railways, and the Kowloon Canton Railway.
Cayuga Partners co-founder Jim Rappold is President Supply Chain Sciences, a management consultancy and developer of advanced decision support software.
Jim spent 12 years as a professor and director of the Supply Chain Management, Transportation and Logistics executive education programs in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. He taught operations and supply chain management courses in the MBA program and Industrial Engineering programs for 9 years.
Jim's interests are in the design, operation, and management of complex manufacturing and distribution networks. His specialty is production planning, inventory optimization, and information systems design. He has worked on the analysis, improvement, and management of manufacturing, distribution, and information systems for dozens of organizations, including BASF, Briggs & Stratton, Corning Glass Works, Cummins, General Mills, IBM, Merck KGaA (Germany), Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble, Rockwell Automation, Sunoco, The US Air Force, Sango Ceramics in Semarang, Indonesia, and Polioles in Mexico City.
Jim Rappold is the recipient of numerous teaching awards including UW-Madison School of Business Professor of the Year and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, UW's highest teaching award. Jim has published research articles in Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Industrial Engineer, Naval Research Logistics, and Information Systems Frontiers.
Peter Jackson is an Associate of Cayuga Partners LLC. He now heads the Engineering Systems and Design pillar and the Aviation Studies Institute at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
Peter is a celebrated instructor of Industrial Engineering, and the creator of dozens of experiential learning games and tools. He has published over thirty articles, primarily in production planning and scheduling and multi-echelon inventory management, and is the author of an introductory text on Systems Engineering, Getting Design Right: A Systems Approach.
In 36 years of service as Emeritus Professor at Cornell University's School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE), Peter advised 50 M. Eng. projects and led the introduction of its online Master of Engineering degree program in Systems Engineering, subsequently ranked as one of the top such programs by US News and World Report.
Peter is the recipient of several awards for curriculum innovation in addition to numerous student-voted awards for teaching excellence, and a “Most Valuable Colleague” Innovation award for inventory optimization from General Motors.
Bob McCafferty is a Senior Analyst and Associate of Cayuga Partners, a computer scientist and control engineer specializing in the interrogation and analysis of high dimensionality databases, process modeling and optimization methods. He is especially adept at combining and analyzing synchronous and asynchronous temporal data from disparate sources and heterogeneous environments, and finding significant relationships among seemingly unrelated variables in very large scale datasets
Bob’s clients include Abbott Labs, Air Products & Chemicals, Anheuser Busch, Arkema, BASF, Cominco, Eli Lilly, Fiberteq, Husky Energy, Infineon, James Hardie, Lafarge, Lanxess, Lyondell, Marathon Oil, MiRO, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NovaChem, Owens Corning, PCS Potash, Phillips 66, Suncor Energy, Ticona and Wyeth Laboratories.
Andy Huber is an Associate of Cayuga Partners and expert in the field of Service Parts Supply Chains. Most recently, Andy was Manager of Systems Strategy and Technology for Xerox Technical Services where he deployed optimized scheduling for 4,400 Field Service technicians. He also developed algorithms for automated supplies replenishment that deliver ink, toner and customer-replaceable parts for Xerox printers at customer sites.
Prior to Xerox, Andy was Product Manager for Service Parts Forecasting and Planning at Xelus software company (later acquired by PTC/Servigistics), where he deployed advanced inventory optimization methods in close collaboration with Jack Muckstadt and Peter Jackson of Cayuga Partners. Together they transformed this leading service parts commercial software from simpler, single-item planning to the advanced methods of multi-item, multi-source and multi-indenture optimization.
Andy holds an MBA in Operations Management from the University of Rochester and a BS in Quantitative Business Analysis from the University of Dayton.
John Juzbasich is an Associate of Cayuga Partners and Partner at Merit Systems. John is a Project Management Professional (PMP), regularly teaches project management classes, and leads projects for Cayuga Partners and Merit, as he has throughout his career at IBM, UNISYS and other companies.
John earned a MLD (Master of Leadership Development) degree from Penn State University and his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; he is currently completing his dissertation for a Doctorate of Adult Education in Leadership degree at Penn State.
John regularly teaches leadership and lectures at conferences and universities. He maintains membership in the International Leadership Association (ILA), the Project Management Institute (PMI), and the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE).
Pedro Rodriguez is an Associate of Cayuga Partners and Managing Director of Supply Chain Sciences, a management consultancy and provider of decision support software.
He is the former Director of Global Materials Planning at Rockwell Automation based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin responsible for over $500 million in global inventory. Pedro has led teams in procurement, strategic sourcing, operations, materials planning, logistics, and supply chain lean six sigma in the automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment and automation industries. He also served as an engineering officer with the Spanish Merchant Marine.
Pedro has consulted for Roche, Bridgestone, ConMed, Altria, W.W. Grainger, Cummins, Schreiber Foods, Palmer Johnson Power Systems, Weir Minerals, General Mills, Pentair, Rockline Industries and others across the globe. Pedro holds a BS in Marine Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, an MS in Industrial Engineering and an MS in Business from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Bob Cooper is Cayuga Partners' CFO and Head of Administration. Bob held a number of key financial and information systems development positions at Exxon Corporation before joining Chesapeake Decision Sciences as Controller. In this role Bob was responsible for all contracts and commercial relationships and served on Chesapeake's Executive Committee.
Upon Chesapeake's acquisition by Aspen Technology, Bob became Vice President of Administration, coordinating the transition of financial, legal, accounting and administrative functions and continuing as commercial focal point for the Chesapeake products (MIMI), services and related functions. Bob has a BS degree from Bucknell and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Don Shobrys is an Associate of, and Advisor to, Cayuga Partners, focused on helping companies make better decisions more quickly and effectively. With engineering degrees from MIT and Northwestern, and a PhD in Operations Research from Johns Hopkins, Don began his career at Exxon. He later joined Chesapeake Decision Sciences, a pioneer in Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) systems for supply chain management, working with leading-edge clients in North America and Europe to develop the company. Don managed Chesapeake's rapid growth as Vice President of Operations prior to its acquisition by AspenTech.
Don now consults with select clients and business partners on supply chain management and related technology. He serves as Co-Director of MIT's Venture Mentoring Service, which at any given time is working with over 200 MIT-related startups. Don is a member of the MIT Corporation, and former Chair of the MIT Annual Fund and President of the MIT Alumni Association.
Cayuga Partners co-founder and Managing Partner Walt Beadling is a technology industry veteran with expertise in Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Advanced Process Control (APC), Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
With 18 years of experience in sales, business development and management roles at IBM, Walt joined Chesapeake Decision Sciences to build a sales and marketing team and help establish the firm as a leader in the emerging market for Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) and integrated SCM systems.
Upon the acquisition of Chesapeake by AspenTech, Walt was named Vice President of its newly formed Supply Chain Division responsible for integrating sales, marketing and business development activities, developing strategic partnerships and meeting aggressive growth goals for the business unit.
Recognizing the need for new approaches to education in supply chain operations management techniques and emerging opportunities for supply chain integration, advanced analytics and optimization tools, Walt left AspenTech to found Cayuga Partners with Drs. Muckstadt, Murray and Rappold.