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Kellogg Operations Department

Faculty in the Operations Department examine how firms design and manage their activities and resources to achieve their strategic goals.

Through both theoretical and empirical research, the faculty study a wide range of industries including retail, transportation, and healthcare. In both research and teaching, faculty consider not just traditional manufacturing topics but also supply chains and services.

Operations faculty include a number of noted, award-winning scholars who have published both scholarly articles and textbooks.

Department faculty publish in academic journals as well as produce managerial-oriented articles and textbooks. Multiple faculty members have won scholarly awards for individual papers as well as career achievement awards such as being named Distinguished Fellows of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society.

Operations faculty members have held numerous editorial positions at top publications, such as Operations Research, Management Science, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. Individual faculty have also taken on leadership roles in professional organizations, such as Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society and the Applied Probability Society.

 

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Featured Faculty Members

Achal Bassamboo

New research examines worker poaching between firms linked in a value chain.
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Sunil Chopra

Recently published research looks at eco-activities and operating performance in the electronics industry.
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Martin Lariviere

A recent study considers how the priority queue chosen by a revenue-generating firm differs from the one a social planner would use.
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Recent Operations Research


Operations News

Looking to Further Digitize Your Operations? This Tool Can Help.
Robert Boute, Jan A. Van Mieghem, Kellogg Insight, June 18, 2021
How Companies Make Sure You Don’t Hang Up When You’re on Hold
Achal Bassamboo, The Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2021
How the Pandemic Will (and Won’t) Change Companies’ Operations
Martin Lariviere, Kellogg Insight, May 03, 2021
Are 'menu costs' messing up your supply chain?
Robert Bray, Forbes India, April 30, 2021
One Healthcare System’s Race to Distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine
Achal Bassamboo, Kellogg Insight, April 01, 2021

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