Jan Albert Van Mieghem is the Harold L. Stuart Distinguished Professor of Managerial Economics and Professor of Operations Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He received his Ph.D. in Business and MSEE from Stanford University, and holds an electrical engineering degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society and member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences and Arts of Belgium.
His research focuses on product, service and supply chain operations, and studies both strategy and execution. He is past editor of the operations and supply chain area of Operations Research and currently serves on the editorial board of the top professional journals in operations. He is the author of over 50 academic articles published in the leading international journals, and of two books: one on operations management and the other on operations strategy. His paper co-authored with Marty Lariviere received the first MSOM best paper award in 2007. He teaches courses in operations management and operations strategy in MBA, Ph.D. and executive programs and advises firms on those topics.
He serves as Director of the PhD program in operations and of two non-degree executive programs: The Science of Lean Operations and Operations Strategy. From 2012-2017, Jan served as the Academic Director of the Kellogg Executive MBA program. From 2009-2010, he served as one of the two Senior Associate Deans at the Kellogg School. From 2006 – 2009, he served as the chairman of the Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences.
My research studies manufacturing, service and supply chain operations from a strategic and tactical perspective and addresses both theory and practice. My research methodologies include mathematical modeling, stochastic analysis, optimization and financial valuation as well as empirical estimation and verification. Current research focuses on the “operations research of human interaction and collaboration,” healthcare, data-driven forecasting, and flexibility in dual sourcing.
Product, service and supply chain operations with specific interest to link strategy and execution.
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