Operations Management Program


The PhD program in Operations Management focuses on managerial decision making through quantitative, economic modeling of operations functions in firms. Examples of research areas include logistics, distribution and supply chain management; capacity and production planning and control of processing networks, revenue management, healthcare management, and contracting and economic mechanism design. The research problems are studied primarily through mathematical models, either descriptive or normative, that build on modern economic paradigms. Models are analyzed using tools from optimization, game theory, probability and statistics. The Operations group is also active in advancing these underlying methodologies. Field studies and empirical analyses are also conducted to test those models and to guide further theoretical work.

For questions about the research areas within the Operations Management PhD Program, please contact Associate Professor Achal Bassamboo (a-bassamboo@kellogg.northwestern.edu), PhD Coordinator, Operations Management.

Operations Management Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines (PDF 442KB)