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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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Faculty and Research

At Olin, faculty members in Operations and Manufacturing Management have strong engineering backgrounds. Their research investigates a broad spectrum of issues, especially areas with strategic and tactical implications. Recently, the emphasis has focused on exciting issues in supply chain management, including global supply chain design; vendor-managed inventory practices; collaborative forecasting; sourcing contracts; dynamic pricing and revenue management; marketing/operations interfaces; information distortion and "bullwhip" effects; information technology uses for improved supply chain performance; inventory management; design and control of queuing systems; and time-based competition and mass customization.

The Operations and Manufacturing Management group focuses its research efforts using quantitative models and analysis to address issues dealing with real-life problems in industry and service organizations. PhD students benefit from the close collaboration that exists in both teaching and research at Olin.

Faculty research has appeared in a variety of leading journals including:

  • Management Science
  • Operations Research
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
  • Production and Operations Management

FACULTY MEMBERS*

Yossi Aviv
Dan Broida Professor of Operations & Manufacturing Management
PhD, Columbia University
Production and operations management,
logistics and distribution systems, supply
chain management, decision analysis
and stochastic processes

Lingxiu Dong
Associate Professor of Operations & Manufacturing Management
PhD, Stanford University
Operations Management, production and distribution systems, supply chain management, information in supply chains

Amr Farahat
Assistant Professor of Operations & Manufacturing Management
PhD, Cornell University
Pricing and inventory, optimization with a focus on differentiated products

Panos Kouvelis
Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations & Manufacturing Management; Director, The Boeing Center for Technology, Information Manufacturing Management; and Senior Associate Dean & Director of Executive Programs
PhD, Stanford University
International Operations, supply chain management, marketing/manufacturing interfaces, real options applications, economics of operations, integrated risk management in operations
Nan Yang
Assistant Professor of Operations & Manufacturing Management
PhD, Columbia University
Supply risks in supply chain management, inventory management, competition in supply chain management

Danko Turcic
Assistant Professor of Operations & Manufacturing Management
PhD, Case Western Reserve University
Interface of operations management and finance, supply chain management, applied game theory

Fuqiang Zhang
Associate Professor of Operations & Manufacturing Management
PhD, University of Pennsylvania Outsourcing, procurement, supply chain contracting, customer-oriented operations models


*See faculty by area.