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Faculty | Panos Kouvelis | WashU Olin Business School
Panos Kouvelis

Director of The Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation and Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management


Area of Expertise:

International Business, Management Strategy, Technology Management, Supply Chain Management, International Business, Management Strategy, Technology Management

Research Interests:

Global supply chain management, operations and finance interfaces, risk management in supply chains, commodity risk management, operations strategy, managing the innovation process, marketing/manufacturing interfaces, product line design, lean manufacturing, inventory control, operations planning, project management, cyclic scheduling, manufacturing system design, management science and optimization.


Selected Publications:

  • "Adoption of cost reducing technology by asymmetric duopolists in a stochastically evolving market", IIE Trans, Issue 2, 145-157, with C. Chambers, P. Su, 2009
  • "Flexible Backup Supply and the Management of Lead Time Uncertainty", Prod Oper Manag, Issue 2, 184-199, with J. Li, 2008
  • "Global Facility Network Design with Responsive Pricing", Manuf Serv Oper Manage, Issue 2, 278-298, with L. Dong, P. Su, 2010
  • "Supplier behavior and the effectiveness of coordinating contracts", Management Science, with J. Niederhoff, 2011
  • "Sourcing decisions in the presence of yield and demand uncertainty"(Working Paper), with J. Li, 2011
  • "Inventory management & financial hedging of storable commodities", Manufacturing Service Operations Management, with R. Li, Q. Ding, 2011
  • "Market-based supply chain coordination by matching suppliers cost structures with buyers' order profiles", Management Sci, Issue 11, 1861-1875, with Y. Xia, B. Chen, 2008



Academic/Professional Activities:

  • Department Editor, IIE Transactions: Project Selection, Coordination and Management
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Operations Research
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Management Science on Interdisciplinary Research
  • Department Editor, IIE Transactions on Supply Chains/Production-Inventory System
  • Department Editor, Production & Operations on Manufacturing Operations
  • Editor, Senior Editor, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Decision Sciences
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Operations Research
  • Editor, Editor of Special Issue, Management Science
  • Editor, Senior Editor, Flexible Services & Manufacturing Journal
  • Editor, Senior Editor, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Foundations and Trends in Technology, Information and Operations Management
  • Co-Editor, Special Issue on Supply Chain Finance, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM)


Awards/Honors:

  • Fellow of POMS Award, 2016
  • Appointment to the Academic Council, ALBA Graduate School of Business, The American College of Greece, 2015
  • Founders Day Distinguished Faculty Award, Washington University in St. Louis, 2013
  • EMBA Reid Teaching Award, Washington University, Olin School of Business, 2009
  • EMBA Reid Teaching Award, Washington University, Olin School of Business, 2008
  • M&SOM Meritorious Service Award, M&SOM, 2005
  • EMBA Reid Teaching Award, Washington University, Olin School of Business, 2003
  • M&O Classes I, II, III and V Teaching Awards, M&O, 2002
  • Best Research Paper, Institute of Industrial Engineers for service to their flagship journal, 2000
  • MBA Reid Teaching Awards, Best Teacher of the Year, Washington University Olin School of Business, 2000
  • EM3 Program Teaching Award, 1999
  • EM3 Program Teaching Award, 1998
  • MBA Reid Teaching Awards, Best Teacher of the Year, Washington University Olin School of Business, 1998
  • Ranked as the 7th most productive researcher of production & operations management in U.S. business school, 1993


Panos  Kouvelis

Prior to joining Olin, Panos Kouvelis served as an associate professor at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published three books and over 80 papers in top-quality academic journals. Kouvelis has held visiting appointments with the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, where he taught in the executive programs in Barcelona, Chicago and Singapore, WHU- Koblenz School of Management, Germany, and Singapore Management University, Singapore. He has consulted with and/or taught executive programs for Emerson, IBM, Dell Computers, Boeing, Hanes, Duke Hospital, Solutia, Express Scripts, Spartech, MEMC, Ingram Micro, Smurfit Stone, Reckitt & Colman, and Bunge on supply chain, operations strategy, inventory management, lean manufacturing, operations scheduling and manufacturing system design issues.

Panos Kouvelis' Home PagePanos Kouvelis' Curriculum Vitae
Email: kouvelis@wustl.edu
Phone: (314) 935-4604

PhD 1988, Stanford University
MBA 1985, University of Southern California
MS 1985, University of Southern California
BS 1983, National Technical University of Athens