The Department of Operations Management was created since the founding of the Kharkov Institute of Transport Engineers in 1930-1931 as a graduation program for the training of specialists in the organization of transportation and management of railway transport. Initially and for a long time the department was called “Traffic management and cargo operations”, after the division of the cargo operations department – “Traffic organization”, since 1953 – “Railways operation”, since 1984. it was renamed Operations Management. In 1992, on the basis of the department, the department “Management of cargo and commercial works” was organized. Since 2000 the department has been called “Operational Management and International Transportation”, and since 2007 the department has been called “Operational Management”.
In the pre-war years, the staff of the department was headed by Professor Srebrenitsky N.I. (1935-1938); Professor Belelyubsky V.M. (1938-1939); Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Povorozhenko V.V. (1939-1941).
|Professor Srebrenitsky N.I.||Professor Belelyubsky V.M.||Professor Povorozhenko V.V.|
Subsequently, Povorozhenko V.V. was the head of the department, dean, rector of the Moscow Institute of Transport and Economics, head of the department, professor of the Moscow Institute of Railway Engineers. Povorozhenko V.V. was elected a deputy of the Kyiv City Council, twice – a deputy of the Moscow Council, for ten years – Chairman of the Transport Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Scientific and Methodological Council for Transport of Ukraine, a member of the Transport Expert Commission of the Higher Attestation Commission.
Under the guidance of Povorozhenko V.V. , dissertations were prepared and defended by 61 candidates for the degree of Candidate of Technical Sciences and 7 candidates for the degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences. He is the author of more than 160 publications, including more than 50 textbooks, monographs and brochures.
Povorozhenko V.V. was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, three orders “Badge of Honor”; medals “For Labor Valor”, “For the Defense of Moscow”, “For Valiant Labor during the Patriotic War”, “To Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of VI Lenin”, three anniversary medals “Veteran of Labor”.
From the beginning of the Great Patriotic War until 1944. The head of the department was Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Orlov V.M (1941-1944). At that time the department as a part of HIIT was in Tashkent. Later in Kharkiv at the XIIT he held the position of head of the department “Calculation, Statistics, Accounting”, received the degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences, worked as Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs.
From 1945 to 1950 the head of the department was appointed Ph.D., associate professor Weber I.R Well-known specialist in the field of interaction of the traffic schedule with the devices of energy supply and energy management.
In 1950-1968 the department was headed by Stefanov M.Y. – famous leader, scientist, teacher, educator. He created and modernized the laboratory of movement, research group, since 1963 – graduate school. The scientific school on the organization of transportations was recognized, the textbook was published. Stefanov M.Y. received government awards of the USSR: the Order of the Badge of Honor, the Badge of Honorary railwayman.
From the late 60’s to 90’s at the department repeatedly changed leaders. In 1969-1974 the department was headed by the candidate of technical sciences, associate professor Galathenko M.P. Recognized specialist in the field of organization of car flows and concentration of sorting work.
During 1974-1977 – Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Astafyev N.I., who previously held the position of Vice-Rector for Research at XIIT, was an associate professor of the department. He organized the restructuring of the department under the conditions of technical aesthetics.
From 1977 to 1979 the teaching staff of the department was headed by the candidate of technical sciences, associate professor Tolstoy О.М. Well-known specialist in the rationing of shunting work.
|Professor Orlov V.M||Associate Professor|
|Professor Stefanov M.Y.|