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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.

Sunil Chopra

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

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.

Recent Operations Research

Worker Poaching in a Supply Chain: Enemy from Within?
Gad Allon, Achal Bassamboo, Evan Barlow, Managerial and Decision Economics, 2020
Empty-car routing in ridesharing systems
Anton Braverman, Jim Dai, Xin Liu, Ying Lei, Operations Research, 2019
Resident Supervision and Patient Care: A Comparative Time Study in a Community-Academic versus a Community Emergency Department.
Itai Gurvich, Ernest E Wang, Jan A. Van Mieghem, Yue Yin, Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training, 2019
On the Benefit (Or Cost) of Large?Scale Bundling
Tarek Abdallah, Production and Operations Management, 2019
Ration Gaming and the Bullwhip Effect
Robert Bray, Jiazhen Huo, Yuliang Yao, Operations Research, 2019
Coverage, Coarseness and Classification: Determinants of Social Efficiency in Priority Queues
Martin Lariviere, Itai Gurvich, Ozkan Can, Management Science, 2019

Operations News

New Center to Explore Effects of Telework, E-Commerce and Travel Demand
Sunil Chopra, Northwestern McCormick, August 04, 2020
Businesses are proving quite resilient to the pandemic
Sunil Chopra, The Economist, May 16, 2020
Having a Far-Flung Supply Chain May Lead to More Product Defects
Robert Bray, Kellogg Insight, May 15, 2020
Your coronavirus grocery questions, answered by experts
Sunil Chopra, Vox, April 03, 2020
The Sages of Supply Chains Are Watching in Awe: In Their Words
Sunil Chopra, Bloomberg, March 30, 2020

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