Erick C. Jones, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant

Ph.D. , University of Houston

4800 Calhoun Street

Houston, TX 77204

(281) 222-4527

 (713) 743-4195




PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Houston

Concentration:  Engineering Management

Dissertation: “A Predictive SPC Model for Determining Cognitive Voluntary Turnover Before Physical Departure”

Successfully Defended:  May 8, 2003


Master of Science, Industrial Engineering, University of Houston

Master’s Thesis: “Turnover of Part-Time Hourly Employees in an Industrial Service on Company”

Date Conferred: December,1996


Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University

Degree Awarded:  1993



Visiting Professor, University of Houston, MESEP

-         Summer Visiting Professor teaching Physics (Vectors, Newton’s Laws) and Robotics, (Lego, Robolab)


Teaching Assistant, University of Houston, Industrial Engineering Department

-         Teaching Assistant for Operations Research Simulation Class, Graduate Engineering Administration, and Simulator Software Engineering.


Instructor, Tompkins University, Raleigh, NC, Implementation of Warehouse Management Systems

-         Taught consultants how to install software, configure databases, and design network systems for companies utilizing this type of software



Jones, Erick C., “ Simulation of a Will Call, customer counter,” Simulation Handbook: A Practical Approach, ed. Christopher Chung, CRC Press 2003



Jones, Erick C. and Chung, Christopher A., “A Predictive SPC Model for Determining Cognitive Voluntary Turnover Before Physical Departure,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 2003.


Jones, Erick C. and Chung, Christopher A., “Analysis of Part-Time Hourly Employees in the Industrial Transportation Service Sector,” Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 23-25, 1999.


Boutte, Doug, Jones, Erick, “Group Dynamics of Video Conferencing”. Industrial Hydrocarbons Journal, August, 1996


Jones, Erick C., “Virtual Office:  The New Concept in Telecommuting”.  University of Houston, 1996


Jones, Erick C., “Ergonomic Lifting and Lowering of Postal Totes”. University of Houston, 1995



Supply Chain Management Conference, Logility Software, May 2000 New Orleans, LA,

Topic: “ E-Supply Chain Synthesis”



Sloan Fellow Scholarship (NACME)    for $21,600.00

President Achievement Award for undergraduate studies for $12,500.00



Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE), President, Houston Senior Chapter           1996-1999

Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC), Member                           1998-1999

Texas A&M University Association of Former Students                                                                                                                          1993-present

Texas A&M Association of Former Black Students (President)                                  present

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Member                                           1989-present

Big Brothers and Sisters of Houston                                                                     1996-1998



Experienced Manager, Arthur Andersen, LLP Consulting                                     1999-2002

Project Manager, Tompkins Associates Consulting Firm                                       1999-2001

Industrial Engineering Director, Academy Sorts and Outdoors                              1996-1999

Specialist, United Parcel Service (UPS)                                                               1993-1996

Industrial Engineering Department



Oxxo, Commercial, FEMSA, (Monterrey, Mexico), 2002

        Implementation of Oracle ERP modules (Financial), Retek modules (merchandising, and warehouse management system)

Ball Corp, (Denver, CO), 2001 

-Initiation study to evaluate supply chain.  Team of consultants flew across country to visit manufacturing and distribution facilities for cutting cost from supply chain. $ 5 Million proposal submitted for Advanced Forecasting system (JD Edwards), transportation and warehousing system(Red Prairie), and network modeling optimization study(CAPS, BAAN)

Zebco Reels, (Tulsa, Oklahoma), 2001

-         Initiation study on manufacturing process, and supply chain network and systems.  $ 2 Million proposal submitted to implement Microsoft Great Plains modules (Financials, Advanced Planning and Forecasting), McHugh Warehouse Management Systems.

-         Acquisition analysis for WC Bradley (confidential) - $ 110,000

-         Andersen Windows, (Minneapolis, MN), 2001

Ingram Book    (Nashville, TN), 2000

-         Warehouse Management and Material Handling System Evaluation and proposal for Book distribution Group.  Evaluated tilt tray sortation devices and optimal conveyor layouts.  Compared legacy system upgrade vs. new warehousing systems.

-         Warehouse Management, Material Handling, and Sortation System Implementation - $ 1.4 Million

Ingram Entertainment (Nashville, TN), 2000

-         Automated Storage and Retrieval and Warehouse System analysis.  Evaluated current procedures vs. using AS/RS technologies and upgrading warehousing System.  AS/RS companies included (Knapp Automation).



-         Material Handling and Conveyor Systems

o       SNE Control System (Conveyor Control System)

o       Crisplant Tilt/Tray Sorter, Slick Rail Sorter,

o       Accusor automated CD sorter,

o       Pick and Pass, Pick to Light,

o       Rapistan Conveyance systems

o       Cantilevered Rack/Side Loaders,

o       Case Flow/Pallet Rack

-         Network Modeling/Warehouse/Transportation Management Systems

§         CAPS Modelers, BAAN

§         Logility

§         Red Prairie, Unix/Oracle

§         Manhattan: Unix/Oracle, AS400/DB2 Product

§         EXE: Unix/Informix

§         TRW: Unix/Oracle

§         Legacy Systems AS400 (written in Cobol)/DB2

-         Productivity Systems and other

o       PROREP (Production Reporting System)

o       MAXXUS (Building and Facility Software)



-         Time Study Institute 1994, certified times studies.

-         UPS Supervisor Basic Training Course, 1993.

-         UPS Building and Facility Design Course, 1994

-         UPS Work Measurement/Time Study Course, Certified in MSDS Time Studies, 1993.

-         UPS Reengineering/Process Improvement Team Training 1995

-         IIE Effective Change Masters Series, Scott Sink, 1994-95.

-         Tompkins Associates Consulting Training Classes (Logistics Modeling, Warehouse

-         Software Vendor Training (Oracle (Database, ERP), JD Edwards (ERP), Logility (ERP), Manhattan, EXE, TRW (WMS), BAAN (Network, Transportation Modeler)

-         Planning, Manufacturing Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Business of Consulting)

-         Arthur Andersen, LLP Market Facing Team Training (Writing Contracts, Executive Sales Techniques).