is the Harold L. Stuart Distinguished Professor of Managerial Economics and Professor of Operations Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
His research studies the strategy and execution of service, supply chain and manufacturing operations. He is the author of over 50 academic articles published in the leading international journals, and of two books. He serves on the editorial board of several professional journals and was editor of the operations and supply chain area of Operations Research
. He teaches courses in operations management and strategy in MBA, Ph.D. and executive programs and advises firms on those topics.
Jan Van Mieghem received his Ph.D. in Business and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and ir. in Electrical Engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. From 2009-2010, he served as one of two Senior Associate Deans at the Kellogg School. From 2006 – 2009, he was chairman of the Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences. From 2011-2017, he served as the Academic Director of the Kellogg Executive MBA program. He is the director of the PhD program in Operations Management and of two non-degree executive programs: the Science of Lean Operations and Operations Strategy.