Join POMS Renew Membership Update Profile Contact Us

College of Supply Chain Management

The POMS College of Supply Chain Management is proud to announce it will organize a tour of an Anheuser-Busch Houston brewery on the afternoon of Thursday May 3rd, 2018. If you are a POMS member and are interested in attending the event, please fill out the following Google form before March 15th, 2018:

Note that filling out the form does not guarantee participation in the tour due to limited capacity. In assigning seats on the tour, priority will be given to members of the College of SCM and to faculty members as well as to anyone who signals their strong interest with a brief statement explaining how the tour would benefit their teaching/research interest (on the Google form).

Note that there is no fee for attending the tour. Details about the event as well as an exact schedule will be provided in the coming weeks.

The POMS College of Supply Chain Management is proud to announce the six finalists to its 2018 Student Paper Competition (in alphabetical order):

  • Leveraging Comparables for New Product Sales Forecasting. Lennart Baardman and Divya Singhvi (MIT OR Center), Igor Levin (Johnson and Johnson Consumer Company), Georgia Perakis (MIT Sloan School of Management)

  • Mass Customization and 'Forecasting Options' Penetration Rates Problem. Ali Fattahi (UCLA Anderson School of Management), Sriram Dasu (USC Marshall School of Business), Reza Ahmadi (UCLA Anderson School of Management)

  • Strategic Surge Pricing and Forecast Communication on On-Demand Service Platforms. Harish Guda (UT-Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management), Upender Subramanian (UT-Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management).

  • FA General Model for Inventory Management with Dual Sources: Trading off Lead Time and Cost Differences. Zhe Liu (Columbia Graduate School of Business), Awi Federgruen (Columbia Graduate School of Business), Lijian Lu (China Innovation Fund)

  • 3D Printing vs. Traditional Flexible Technology: Implications for Operations Strategy. Duo Shi (Washington U. Olin School of Business), Lingxiu Dong and Fuqiang Zhang (Washington U. Olin School of Business)

  • Managing Market Thickness in Online B2B Markets. Wenchang Zhang (U. Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business), Kostas Bimpikis (Stanford Graduate School of Business), Wedad Elmaghraby (U. Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business), Ken Moon (UPenn Wharton School)

They finalists will present their paper at the POMS Annual Conference in Houston, Texas during two special sessions on Saturday May 5, 8:00am-9:30am and 9:45am-11:15am.

The first prize is accompanied by a $600 honorarium and the second prize is accompanied by a $300 honorarium. All finalists will also be awarded up to $500 of support for out-of-pocket expenses and complementary conference registration for the 2018 Annual POMS conference. The results will be announced during the conference at the POMS Supply Chain Management College Business Meeting on Saturday, May 5th.

For the second year in a row, the POM Society is conducting a mentorship initiative on the day preceding the POMS conference (May 3rd, 2018). Feedback from our pilot run last year was very encouraging with over 80% of participants reporting a "very positive" experience.

Members of the College of Supply Chain Management who will attend the 2018 POMS conference in Houston TX on May 4-7, 2018 are invited to sign up to be paired up with a mentor or a mentee.

We will do our best to pair the interested parties based on interests, then we will invite you to connect at a specific time on May 3rd (in the evening). As we did last year, we will contact you after the conference to get your feedback and suggestions for improvement.

The Google Form to fill out is available at:
The deadline to fill out the form is April 23, 2018.

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.


Continue reading "Past Events" »

Please join the College of Supply Chain Management and the College of Sustainable Operations for our inaugural Doctoral Research Roundtable. Attending PhD students will have the opportunity to interact with and receive one-on-one feedback on their research from faculty in their respective fields. The doctoral research roundtable will be held on the 8th of May at 9am, just prior to the joint mini-conference hosted by both colleges.

As part of the research roundtables, students and faculty will be grouped by research expertise. The faculty will offer comments on students’ papers after each student gives a brief (5-10 minutes) summary of his/her work. Other participants will also be invited to join and offer feedback on the papers.

Doctoral students interested in participating in the research roundtables are invited to submit an application to Gal Raz ( by April 1st, 2014. The application should include a CV and a one-page non-technical summary of the student thesis research. Priority will be given to students close to the end of their PhD. Acceptance letters will be sent out by April 15th, 2014. There is no additional cost to students for attending the Research Roundtable, but all participants must be registered for the POM Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management joint mini-conference.

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

If you wish to join our LinkedIn group, please contact us at

Continue reading "Board Members" »

Movable Type Appliance - Powered by TurnKey Linux