James Noble

James Noble

James Noble, Professor and Chair, P.E.

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Jim Noble Profile


James S. Noble is a professor and chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Missouri and MU Site Director for the graduated NSF I/UCRC Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi). Noble is currently working on research related to integrated production systems, humanitarian logistics and supply chain system design. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Bayer, Boeing, Hallmark Cards., Honeywell FMT, Medline, Ameren, UMB Financial, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Midwest Transportation Consortium and the Missouri Department of Transportation. He received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineering award in 1997. He received the 2014 Win Horner Award for Innovative Writing Intensive Teaching. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) in 2019. 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


CELDi Website

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