Dr. Edmund Prater teaches global operations and logistics at the University of Texas at Arlington. He received his Ph.D., M.S.I.E, and M.S.E.E. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His work has been published in various research journals including the Journal of Operations Management, the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, and Communications of the ACM, among many others. Besides his academic career he has been employed in the industry as a senior manager in BellSouth’s Technology Assessment Group.