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.


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

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 introduction to a new direct testing method for characterizing pressure in compression fabrics
Kwon, C., Hegarty, M., Oxenham, W., Thoney-Barletta, K., Grant, E., & Reid, L. (2019), JOURNAL OF THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, 110(6), 822–831.
A Military Logistics Network Planning System
Rogers, M. B., McConnell, B. M., Hodgson, T. J., Kay, M. G., King, R. E., Parlier, G., & Thoney Barletta, K. (2018), Military Operations Research, 23(4), 5–24.
A military logistic network planning system (MLNPS)
Rogers, M., McConnell, B., Hodgson, T. J., Kay, M. G., King, R. E., Parlier, G., & Thoney-Barletta, K. A. (2018), Military Operations Research.
Logistics of carpet recycling in the US: Designing the collection network
Sas, I., Joines, J. A., Thoney, K. A., & King, R. E. (2018), Journal of the Textile Institute, 6, 1–10.
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. (2017), The Journal of The Textile Institute, 109(2), 256–267.
Apparel sourcing in Sub-Saharan Africa
Adikorley, R. D., Thoney-Barletta, K., Joines, J., & Rothenberg, L. (2017), Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, 21(3), 203–218.
Using stepwise regression and nonparametric tests to analyze the landed cost competitiveness of producing apparel in different countries
Adikorley, R., Thoney-Barletta, K. A., Joines, J., & Rothenberg, L. (2017), Proceedings of the Joint Statistical Meetings 2017.
Forecasting communications technology products with leading economic indicators
Hussein, J., Hodgson, T. J., King, R. E., Jackson, S. D., & Thoney-Barletta, K. A. (2016), The Journal of Business Forecasting, 35(3), 21–27.
Inventory management research for the fashion industry
Shen, B., Chan, H.-L., Chow, P.-S., & Thoney-Barletta, K. A. (2016), International Journal of Inventory Research, 3(4), 297–317.
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.

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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