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College of Supply Chain Management

Our mini-conference took place on Thursday, May 4th. In the morning, we visited the Boeing Everett facility.


In the afternoon, we organized two panels. The first panel was on "Teaching supply chains in the digital age" with speakers:

     •Lauren Lu, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
     •Ozalp Ozer, University of Texas at Dallas
     •Chuck Munson, Washington State University
     •Ulrich Thonemann, University of Cologne


In our second panel we invited industry experts to talk about "Supply Chain Management in the digital age". Our speakers were:

     •Eric Ringer, Skyward
     •Hernan Rubio, Costco
     •Donovan True, Recreational Equipment Inc.
     •Deepak Bhatia, Amazon


You can download the bios of our speakers here


This year Tunay Tunca from the University of Maryland chaired our Student Paper Competition. We received 35 papers. The papers were judged by 94 referees with at least five referees per paper. Based on the referee evaluations, six finalists were chosen. These finalists were invited to present their paper at two sessions at the POMS Annual Conference in Seattle. Each paper was allotted 20 minutes for the presentation, followed by a 10-minute Q&A session in front of a jury. Presentation quality was taken into account to decide the first and second prize winners, which were announced at the business meeting on Saturday May 6th. The jury was composed of Goker Aydin, Rachel Chen, Karen Donohue and Rodney Parker.
All six finalists were awarded up to $500 of support for out-of-pocket expenses and complementary conference registration for the 2017 Annual POMS conference.
The first prize, which was accompanied by a $600 honorarium, was awarded to Jiaru Bai from the University of California Irvine for her paper entitled "Coordinating Supply and Demand on an On-demand Service Platform: Price, Wage, and Payout Ratio", co-written with her advisor Kut C. So.


The second price, which was accompanied by a $300 honorarium, was awarded to Peter Yun Zhang from MIT for his paper entitled "Designing Response Supply Chain Against Bioattacks", co-written with advisor David Simchi-Levi.


Honorary mentions, accompanied by a $100 prize, were given to the four remaining finalists:

Negin Golrezaei, University of Southern California: "Real-time Optimization of Personalized Assortments"
Advisors: Hamid Nazerzadeh and Paat Rusmevichientong

Bharadwaj Kadiyala, University of Texas at Dallas: "Learning from Clickstream Data in Online Retail"
Advisor: Dorothee Honhon

Zhe Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University: "Business models in the Sharing Economy: Manufacturing durable goods in the presence of Peer-to-Peer rental markets"
Advisor: Vibhanshu Abhishek

Yun Zhou, University of Toronto: "Dynamic Type Matching"
Advisor: Ming Hu


Our annual business meeting took place on Saturday May 6. You can download the slides from the presentation here.

Mission Statement

The College of Supply Chain Management is a special interest group of POMS that seeks to create a community for researchers in supply chain management. The college embraces the full spectrum of research paradigms including modeling, empirical and field-based work and facilitates close interaction between academics and practitioners through focused conferences.

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Board Members 2017-18

President: Vinayak Deshpande, Kenan-Flager Business School, UNC Chapel Hill
Past President: Ravi Anupindi, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
President-Elect: Dorothee Honhon, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
Vice President - Communications: Dorothee Honhon, Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
Vice President - Meetings: Hans Sebastian Heese, Poole College of Management NC State University
Vice President - Special Events: Apurva Jain, Foster School of Business, University of Washington, Seattle.
Secretary: Brent Moritz, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University
Treasurer: Vidya Mani, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University

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