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Department Chair, Professor
College of Business and Management
Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, Quantitative Methods.
Courses Taught 
MNGT 368 Business Statistics
MNGT 377 Production/Operations Management
MNGT 379 Introduction to Operations Research and Management Science
MNGT 402 Applied Business Research
MNGT 404 Production and Operations Management
Research Interests 
• Supply Chain Risk Management: Order Splitting across Time, Flexible Ordering, Emergency Responses to Uncertain Supply, Logistics Management, Supply Contract Design • Supply Diversification: Outsourcing, Supplier Selection • Inventory Management • On the Interfaces between OM and Marketing: Dynamic Pricing • On the Interfaces between OM and Finance: Options and Forward Contract

• Ph.D., Operations Management, Purdue University, USA

• Graduate Certificate, Applied Statistics, Purdue University, USA

• M.S., Operations Research and Control Theories, Tsinghua University, P.R. China

• B.S., Applied Mathematics, Tsinghua University, P.R. China

Selected Publications 

• A Periodic Review Inventory Model with Two Delivery Modes, Fractional Lead-Times, and Age-and-Period-Dependent Backlogging Costs (2016, with S. Chand and Y. Xu). International Journal of Production Economics. 173, 199-206.

• Optimality of (s, S)-policies in a dynamic pricing model with replenishment opportunities: a sample path approach (2013, with X. Xu). Operations Research Letters. 41(6), 719-725.

• Day-Definite Full Container Load Service for Time-Sensitive Shippers: On the Perspective of Total Distribution Cost (2013, with P. Kouvelis). Int. J. of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. 6(3), 1-39.

• Outsourcing, Yield Uncertainty and Contingency Responses (2013, with P. Kouvelis). Production and Operations Management. 22(1), 164-177.

• Contingency Strategies in Managing Supply Systems with Uncertain Lead Times (2012, with P. Kouvelis). Production and Operations Management. 21(1), 161-176.

• Managing the New Uncertainty: Can a new, day-definite ocean transport product deliver benefits for shippers in a changing and challenging market (2009, with P. Kouvelis)? Research Report/Whitepaper, Washington University in St. Louis.

• Managing Inventory over a Short Season: Models with Two Procurement Opportunities (2009, with S. Chand, M. Dada and S. Mehta). Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 11(1), 174-184.

• Flexible Backup Supply and the Management of Lead-Time Uncertainty (2008, with P. Kouvelis). Production and Operations Management, 18(2), 184-199.

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