Jeff Joines

Textiles Engineering, Chemistry and Science

Jeff Joines received all four of his engineering degrees from NC State University. His expertise is in supply chain optimization utilizing computer simulation, where he has published numerous papers and given many international presentations. He has helped many fortune 500 companies with efficiency and process improved projects. He was the Co-Proceedings Editor for the 2000 Winter Simulation Conference, the Program Chair for the 2005 WSC and currently sits on the WSC Board.

Joines teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in computer information and database systems, computer-based modeling in Excel and VBA, simulation modeling using SIMIO, and Lean Six-Sigma. His passion lies in helping students reach their fullest potential and is heavily involved in utilizing technology in the classroom and how it impacts problem-solving. Joines teaches industrial workshops in Wilson College of Textiles Master Black Belt Six Sigma program. He has received numerous prestigious awards and recognition for his professional contributions.

Research Interests

Joines’ technical expertise is in supply chain optimization utilizing computer simulation modeling and optimization to design, control, and analyze supply chains, production, and manufacturing systems. Most of his research is in applied optimization problems, both within the textile complex and beyond. He also teaches many industrial short courses on simulation modeling, databases, lean six sigma, and design for six sigma.


Ph.D.Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial EngineeringNC State University1996
MSIEMaster of Science in Industrial EngineeringNC State University1993
BSIEBachelor of Science in Industrial EngineeringNC State University1990
BSEEBachelor of Science in Electrical EngineeringNC State University1990

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 | Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Award, Research Journal of Textile and Apparel
  • 2017 | Distinguished Alumnus Award, Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • 2017 | Alumni Association Outstanding Extension and Outreach Award, NC State University
  • 2017 | Outstanding Extension Service Award, NC State University
  • 2016 | Award for Excellence in Teaching Recipient, NC State Board of Governors
  • 2014 | Distinguished Service Award, INFORMS
  • 2012 | Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award, NC State University
  • 2009 | Gertrude Cox Teaching Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology, NC State University
  • 2006 | Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award, NC State Alumni Association
  • 2006 | Outstanding Teacher, Wilson College of Textiles
  • 2004 | Best Paper Award, Industrial Simulation Conference
  • 2004 | Best New National Textile Center Proposal in Management Systems
  • 2002 | Scientific Excellence Award, National Textile Center
  • 1998 | First Place in the Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers



  • Automated Textile Manufacturing Industry Definition and Strategy
  • EMN-14-F-S-05 Roll on core: Intervention development to mitigate repeating film impressions from tape
  • Effect of monitoring system design on response time to cardiac arrhythmias
  • Logistics of Closed Loop Textile Recycling: 2nd Year
  • Logistics of Closed Loop Textile Recycling
  • Logistical Models for Closed Loop Recycling of Apparel and Technical Textiles
  • Logistical Model for Closed Loop Recycling of Textile Materials
  • Supply Chain Linkages: Opportunities for the U.S. Textile Supply Chain
  • Developing a Comprehensive Cost Model in Sourcing Products
  • CPATH CB: Computing Across Curricula
Jeff Joines