Kristin Thoney-Barletta

Kristin Thoney-Barletta

Associate Professor,
Director of Undergraduate Programs, TATM

Fashion and Textile Management: Textile Brand Management and Marketing
Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

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About Kristin Thoney-Barletta

Dr. Kristin A. Thoney-Barletta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management. She grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Dr. Thoney-Barletta received a B.S. in Mathematics in 1994 from Valparaiso University which is located in Indiana. She began her studies at North Carolina State University in August 1994. She graduated in 1997, with a M.S. in Operations Research.  Dr. Thoney-Barletta received her Ph.D. from NC State University in 2000, co-majoring in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. She is a member of INFORMS and IIE.


  • Textile & Apparel Supply Chain Modeling
  • Apparel Sourcing
  • Textile & Apparel Cost Competitiveness
  • Logistics – Forward and Reverse (Recycling)
  • Production Scheduling
  • Inventory Control
  • Military Logistics

Academic Degrees

  • B.S. Mathematics, Valparaiso University, 1994
  • M.S. Operations Research, North Carolina State University, 1997
  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, North Carolina State University, 2000


An indirect testing approach for characterizing pressure profiles of compression bandages and hosiery
Kwon, C., Hegarty, M., Oxenham, W., Thoney-Barletta, K., Grant, E., & Reid, L. (2018), Journal of the Textile Institute, 109(2), 256-267.
Apparel sourcing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Views from apparel sourcing executives and trade policy representatives
Ruth Dede Adikorley, Kristin Thoney-Barletta, Jeff Joines, Lori Rothenberg . (2017), Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, 21(3), 203-218.
Reverse logistics of US carpet recycling
I Sas, KA Thoney, JA Joines, RE King, R Woolard. (2015), In Tsan-Ming Choi, T.C. Edwin Cheng (Eds.), Sustainable Fashion Supply Chain Management. (pp. 3-30). Cham: Springer,.
On the economic lot scheduling problem: Stock-out prevention and system feasibility
Hanson, B. B., Hodgson, T. J., Kay, M. G., King, R. E., & Thoney-Barletta, K. A. (2015), International Journal of Production Research, 53(16), 4903-4916.
A practical method for evaluating worker allocations in large-scale dual resource constrained job shops
Lobo, B. J., Wilson, J. R., Thoney, K. A., Hodgson, T. J., & King, R. E. (2014), IIE Transactions, 46(11), 1209-1226.
An effective lower bound on L-max in a worker-constrained job shop
Lobo, B. J., Hodgson, T. J., King, R. E., Thoney, K. A., & Wilson, J. R. (2013), Computers & Operations Research, 40(1), 328-343.
Literature review on superhydrophobic self?cleaning surfaces produced by electrospinning
Iurii Sas, Russell E Gorga, Jeff A Joines, Kristin A Thoney. (2012), Journal of Polymer Science. Part B, Polymer Physics, 50(12), 824-845.
Optimal data use in staple yarn manufacturing
Hamilton, B. J., Oxenham, W., Hodge, G. L., & Thoney, K. A. (2012), Journal of the Textile Institute, 103(5), 499-507.
Supply chain multi-objective simulation optimization
Joines, J.A., Thoney, K, & Kay, M.G. (2006), In A. Genco (Ed.), 4th International Industrial Simulation Conference 2006 : ISC'2006 ; June 5 - 7, 2006, Palermo, Italy /. (pp. 125-132). Ostend: EUROSIS-ETI.
Production scheduling in a knitted fabric dyeing and finishing process
Laoboonlur, P., Hodgson, T. J., & Thoney, K. A. (2006), Journal of the Textile Institute, 97(5), 391-399.

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  • Program in Operations Research - Associate Faculty Member
  • Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute - Associate Faculty Member


  • FTM220 - Introduction to Retailing and Supply Chain Management ,
  • FTM/TT380 - Management & Control of Textile & Apparel Systems ,
  • FTM416 - The Business of Fashion ,
  • FTM420 - Retail Buying in Fashion & Textiles ,
  • TTM761 - Supply Chain Management & Information Technology ,

Areas of Expertise