Paul Rogers

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


Cambridge University, 1992


Cambridge University, 1990


Cambridge University, 1984

Contact information


Mechanical Engineering Building : MEB404

Preferred method of communication



Research areas

  • Healthcare operational excellence
  • Manufacturing systems engineering

Research activities

Dr. Rogers' primary research interest involves operations research and operations management approaches in healthcare. Approaches include: mathematical optimization (linear and integer programming); discrete-event simulation; systems dynamics modelling; queuing models and statistical approaches; statistical quality and management tools (including Six Sigma methods); and process improvement (including Lean methods).

He is also broadly interested in integrated manufacturing systems and with the development and use of a wide range of modelling techniques for the design and control of manufacturing systems. Relevant "manufacturing systems" issues include: production scheduling; technology management; manufacturing strategy; manufacturing information systems; concurrent engineering; enterprise modelling; small company assistance and productivity improvement; business process re-engineering; total quality management.


S.R. Pendharkar, D.P. Bischak, P. Rogers, W.W. Flemons, and T.W. Noseworthy, "Using Patient Flow Simulation to Improve Access at a Multidisciplinary Sleep Centre", Journal of Sleep Research, Vol. 24, No. 3, p320-327, June 2015. [doi: 10.1111/jsr.12257] 

C.S. Grewal, S.T. Enns, and P. Rogers, “Dynamic reorder point replenishment strategies for a capacitated supply chain with seasonal demand”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 80, p97-110, Feb 2015.

C.S. Grewal, S.T. Enns, and P. Rogers, “Measuring the performance sensitivity of replenishment systems using tradeoff curves”, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 5, p646-668, Nov 2014.

T.R. Rohleder, D. Cooke, P. Rogers, and J. Egginton, “Coordinating Health Services: An Operations Management Perspective”, in Handbook of Healthcare Operations Management: Methods and Applications, edited by B.T. Denton, International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, Vol. 184, p421-445, Springer:New York, 2013. []

D.L. Cooke, T.R. Rohleder, and P. Rogers, “A dynamic model of the systemic causes for patient treatment delays in emergency departments”, Journal of Modelling in Management, Vol. 5, No. 3, p287-301, 2010. [doi: 10.1108/17465661011092650]

C.S. Grewal, P. Rogers, and S.T. Enns, “Performance evaluation of inventory replenishment strategies in a capacitated supply chain under optimal parameter settings”, International Journal of Value Chain Management, Vol. 4, No. 3, p195-212, 2010.