James Noble

James Noble

James Noble, Chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Professor, P.E.

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Jim Noble Profile


James S. Noble is a professor and the chair of the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department at the University of Missouri and MU Site Director for the NSF I/UCRC Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution. He received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineering award in 1997. Noble is currently working on research related to integrated production systems, logistics and distribution. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Hallmark Cards Inc., Ameren Missouri, Boeing Co., Nordyne Co., 3M Co., Square D, the Midwest Transportation Consortium and the Missouri Department of Transportation. He earned the earned the 2014 Win Horner Award for Innovative Writing Intensive Teaching, which recognizes faculty who start a new writing-intensive course or are taking a new direction with their writing-intensive teaching. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri.


PhD from Purdue University
MS from Purdue University
BS from the University of Oklahoma

Technical Focus

Logistics and distribution
Integrated production system design
Material flow systems


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