Sergio Chayet

Teaching Professor of Supply Chain, Operations, and Technology; Director of the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program; Director of the Operations & Supply Chain Management MBA Platform

Sergio Chayet

Sergio Chayet

Prior to joining Olin, Professor Chayet served as an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He was a teaching and research assistant while pursuing his doctoral studies at Northwestern University. Professor Chayet was also a developer in the QCOOM project jointly sponsored by Motorola and the National Science Foundation. He has been an external consultant to ZS Associates.

Area of Expertise

International Business, Business Education, Training and Development, Management Science, Math Programming, Simulation Modeling, Stochastic Processes, Inventory Control, Production Planning, and Scheduling, Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain, Operations, and Technology, Business Education, International Business, Training and Development


  • Ph D 1999, Northwestern University
  • MS 1994, Northwestern University
  • MS 1992, University of Chicago
  • BS 1988, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico


  • Fellowship for graduate studies abroad, CONACYT, 1992-1997
  • Reid Teaching Award (MSSCM) (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2020), Olin Business School, 2018
  • Reid Teaching Award (PMBA required) (2007-2018, 2020, 2021), Olin Business School, 2018
  • Reid Teaching Award (MBA) (2006-2016), Olin Business School, 2016
  • Reid Teaching Award (PMBA Elective courses), Olin Business School, 2011
  • First Place, Graduate Data Analysis Competition, American Statistical Association, 1993
  • Gabino Barreda Medal, Mathematics, UNAM, 1990
  • Fellowship for Graduate Studies Abroad, Nuclear Sciences Institute, UNAM, 1989

Teaching Interests

Supply Chain Management; Operations & Manufacturing Management

Research Interests

Strategic planning for production and service organizations using queueing and game-theoretic models; control and management of manufacturing systems; stochastic models for production systems; customer-supplier relationships.

Selected Publications

  • "Risk-Sensitive Strategic Capacity Planning", with W. Hopp
  • "Sequential Entry with Capacity, Price, and Lead time Competition", with W. Hopp
  • ""The Marketing-Operations Interface," in Handbook of Quantitative Supply Chain Analysis: Modeling in the E-business Era", Issue Part III. Supply Chain Coordinations in E-Business, 295-334, 2004
  • "An Algorithm to Relate General Solutions of Different Bidimensional Problems", Journal of Mathematical Physics, Issue 6, 1491-1497, with Dario Nunez, Marco Roque, 1991
  • "Using an Optimized Queueing Network Model to Support Wafer Fab Design", IIE Transactions, Issue 2, 119-130, with Wallace Hopp, Mark Spearman, Karen Donohue, Esma Gel, 2002