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Kristin Barletta


Textiles Complex 3257


Dr. Kristin A. Thoney-Barletta is a 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


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


  • FTM 220 – Introduction to Retailing and Supply Chain Management
  • FTM/TT 380 – Management and Control of Textile and Apparel Systems
  • FTM 416 – The Business of Fashion
  • FTM 420 – Retail Buying in Fashion and Textiles
  • TTM 761 – Supply Chain Management and Information Technology


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

Area(s) of Expertise

Brand Management and Marketing
Supply Chain Management


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