PhD in Operations and Manufacturing Management
A strong engineering background distinguishes Olin faculty members in Operations and Manufacturing Management (OMM). Our OMM research focuses on a broad spectrum of issues, especially areas with strategic and tactical implications, and involves mathematical models that help analyze problems and provide insight into complex scenarios.
Our collaborative atmosphere is evident in many aspects of the program. PhD students work closely with faculty on research projects that study real-world supply chain management problems faced by managers in manufacturing and service corporations. The Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation (BCSCI), a collaboration between industry and academia focused on technology and its impact on the management of operations, greatly contributes to the OMM experience through research, enriched teaching, and learning activities.
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OMM 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