Gaukler, Gary (Claremont University)

Gary Gaukler

Gary M Gaukler, PhD
Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University
1021 Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, California 91711 USA


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Supply Chain Management
Expertise in inventory control, logistics, supply chain visibility and the value of information.
(Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced)

RFID and Sensor Technologies
Expertise in RFID implementations, business case evaluation. RFID in retail, manufacturing, logistics.
(Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced)

Homeland Security
Expertise in border security, with emphasis on nuclear smuggling interdiction (HEU, Plutonium, assembled nuclear devices). Inspection policies, risk assessment and risk scoring for sea and land ports of entry.
(Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced)


  • MS Industrial Engineering Georgia Tech
  • MS Operations Research Stanford
  • PhD Management Science & Engineering Stanford

Gary Gaukler’s academic interests center around quantitative analytics methods applied to operations and supply chain management. He is particularly interested in the impact of automatic identification and sensor technologies such as RFID on supply chain and logistics operations.

Prior to joining the Drucker School, he was a faculty member in the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, as well as in the Department of Information & Operations Management, both at Texas A&M University. He is published in academic and business-oriented journals on the topics of RFID technology, retail operations, inventory control, perishables management, logistics and supply chain visibility, emergency preparedness, and homeland security.

Dr. Gaukler is active in consulting for industry in the areas of RFID, operations management, and supply chain management. His clients have included UPS, Hewlett-Packard, Applied Materials, and Volkswagen. He has also served as expert witness in patent infringement and class-action lawsuits. Recently, Dr. Gaukler served as the systems analysis team lead for a $7.5 million multidisciplinary research project funded jointly by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security.