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Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics Newsletter 2011–2012 Update

Supply Chain’s Role in the Global Marketplace Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics (SCOM) area newsletter of the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business. This will be an annual publication to update UWM campus colleagues and the business community on developments and achievements in the discipline of supply chain management, which comprises the sourcing, manufacturing, and logistics functions of business. These are challenging economic and social times for Wisconsin and our nation. In business, there is a long history of strong manufacturing, logistics and distribution in our state. With globalization resulting in increased competition, the demand for new knowledge and well-qualified graduates in the area of supply chain management has become increasingly critical -- not only for manufacturing companies, but also for service-oriented companies in Wisconsin and around the world. In this new century, we will witness the outcomes of designing, sourcing, producing, and distributing products and services in more globally dispersed contexts. It will be especially revolutionary for firms that have only recently entered the global marketplace. Over the last decade, business executives and educators have been increasingly reminded that designing, buying, sourcing, making, delivering and supporting innovative products and services requires

access to both a talent base, and cuttingedge research and teaching. Several major changes to the Lubar School’s Supply Chain Management curriculum are underway. It is anticipated that the new major will be formally launched, subject to final approval, beginning Fall 2012. However, we already began delivering much of the new course content to SCOM majors during the past year. Other courses are currently under development and will be initially offered this coming academic year. One driving force behind the changes to the major was the recent participation by business community leaders in a curriculum survey. The other driving force was the Lubar School’s strategy to leverage our strong connections to business as a major metropolitan business school. As a result, the new SCOM curriculum seeks to produce graduates with an integrated view of the purchasing, manufacturing and logistics processes, an understanding of the role of technology, and the integrative skills to think globally and act locally across all areas of business in the public and private sectors. We strive to make our graduates among the most sought after professionals in the region.

Fall 2011

Calendar of Events September 23, 2011

Resume Development Workshop: Supply Chain Majors Lubar School of Business, Career Services Center October 14, 2011

Interview Strategies Workshop: Supply Chain Majors Lubar School of Business, Career Services Center November 4, 2011

Supply Chain Careers Forum Lubar School of Business, Career Services Center

Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics Area Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee P.O. Box 742 Milwaukee, WI 53201 This newsletter is published through private funding in support of the Lubar School’s supply chain initiatives.

Lubar SCOM Students Team Up for APICS Competition A team of Lubar School supply chain students travelled to Chicago in February to participate in the annual student case competition hosted by APICS (Advancing Productivity, Innovation, and Competitive Success). The Great Lakes District welcomed over 30 teams to this year’s event. The Lubar School was represented by Adam Santella, Josh Madlung, Katie Risch, Nina Zagar, Panhia Ly, James Tierney, and Julie Forsythe. This year’s competition case focused on sustainability. Each team was given 16 hours to prepare a formal analysis and recommendation, and presented their findings to a panel of industry judges. “Team Lubar” received honorable mention for its analysis and presentation. Many thanks to the Milwaukee Chapter of APICS for providing partial support to the Lubar students’ participation.

New Faces Dr. Kaan Kuzu joined the faculty in 2010 –11 as an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain & Operations Management. Dr. Kuzu’s areas of expertise include stochastic modeling of service and manufacturing systems, queuing theory, supply chain management, behavioral research in operations, and operations-marketing interfaces. He is a recent graduate of the doctoral program in Supply Chain Management at The Pennsylvania State University. Also joining the faculty in this area is Dr. Anthony D. Ross, who was appointed as the first holder of the Rockwell Automation Endowed Chair in Supply Chain & Operations Management. Dr. Ross focuses on buyer-supplier relationships, supply chain design, information technology in the supply chain, and global logistics. He joined the supply chain team after spending the last ten years at Michigan State University. Previously, he spent five years at Texas A&M University after earning his PhD from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Bloomington.

enrollment Update

SCOM Enrollments by Year 250

The growing importance of supply chain within industry has resulted in the need for more highly qualified supply chain graduates. With this increasing demand and a rigorous new curriculum, the Lubar School’s enrollment in the SCOM major has seen steady increases since the major was revised in 2007. The

number of students majoring in supply chain management in Fall 2011 represents a 10% increase over last fall and a 46% increase over Fall 2007. The 202 students currently in the major are comprised of 23% women students, 77% male students, and 14% minority students.






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* In Fall 2007, the Supply Chain & Operations Management major replaced the Production & Operations Management major in the BBA curriculum.

“Our students recognize that there are great career opportunities as companies increasingly compete through supply chain competences rather than simply through their products,” says Anthony D. Ross, Rockwell Automation Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management. Ross and the SCOM faculty have worked closely with industry to build a highly-relevant curriculum that meets the needs of many sectors of industry.

Journal Editorships Held by Faculty

SCOM Area Faculty Layth C. Alwan Associate Professor, Supply Chain & Operations Management PhD, University of Chicago

Xiang Fang Editorial Review Board Member, Production and Operations Management Journal Anthony D. Ross Associate Editor, Operations Management Research Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management Ehsan Soofi Guest Editor: Econometric Reviews, Special Issue on Bayesian Inference and Information: In Memory of Arnold Zellner

Xiang Fang Assistant Professor, Supply Chain & Operations Management PhD, Case Western Reserve University

Timothy C. Haas Associate Professor, Business Statistics PhD, Colorado State University

Kaan Kuzu Assistant Professor, Supply Chain & Operations Management PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

Cathy D. Poliak Lecturer, Business Statistics PhD, Northern Illinois University

Anthony D. Ross

Congratulations! Kudos to our colleagues for being recognized for excellence with the following awards this spring: Layth C. Alwan, Gold Star Teaching Award Xiang Fang, Gold Star Teaching Award Anthony D. Ross, 2007–2010 Donald Gordon Research Fellow, University of Capetown Graduate School of Business, South Africa

Rockwell Automation Endowed Chair in Supply Chain & Operations Management PhD, Indiana University

Timothy L. Smunt Sheldon B. Lubar Dean, and Professor, Supply Chain & Operations Management DBA, Indiana University

Ehsan S. Soofi Professor, Business Statistics PhD, University of California, Riverside

Xiaohang Yue Ehsan S. Soofi, Dean’s Research Fellowship Award

Associate Professor, Supply Chain & Operations Management PhD, University of Texas at Dallas

Recent Publications Alwan, L. C., Liu, J. J., Yao, D. Q. (2010), “Characteristics of Inventory Variation Under Autocorrelated Demand by a Myopic Ordering Policy,” International Journal of Applied Management Science, Vol 2, pp. 372-387. Asadi, M., Ashrafi, S., Ebrahimi, N., Soofi, E. S. (2010) “Models Based on Partial Information about Survival and Hazard Gradient”, Probability in the Engineering and Information Sciences, 24, 561–584. Buffa, F., and Ross, A., A Model to Measure the Consequences of Using Diverse Supplier Evaluation Teams (forthcoming Journal of Business Logistics). Ebrahimi, N., Hamedani, G.G., Soofi, E. S., Volkmer, H. (2010) “A Class of Models for Uncorrelated Random Variables”, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 101, 1859-1871. Ebrahimi, N., Kirmani, S.N.U.A., Soofi, E. S. (forthcoming) “Predictability of Operational Processes over Finite Horizon”, Naval Research Logistics. Ebrahimi, N., Soofi, E. S., Soyer, R. (2010) “Information Measures in Perspective”, International Statistical Review, 78. Ebrahimi, N., Soofi, E. S., Soyer, R. (2010) “On the Sample Information about Parameter and Prediction”, Statistical Science, 25, 348-367. Ebrahimi, N., Soofi, E. S., Zhao, S. (2011) “Information Measures of Dirichlet Distribution with Applications”, Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, 27, 131-150. Fang, X. and Yunzeng Wang (2010) “A Model for Partial Product Complementarity and Strategic Production Decisions under Demand Uncertainty,” Production and Operations Management, 19(3), 322-342. Fang, X., Gavirneni, S., Rao, V. R. (2009). Supply Contracts in the Presence of Store Brands. MSOM 2009 Annual Conference Proceeding. Haas, T. C. (2011), Improving Natural Resource Management: Ecological and Political Models}, a “Statistics in Practice” volume, cross-listed in the Environmental Management, Policy and Planning, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, U.K. Kuzu, Kaan, “Analytical and empirical investigations of ticket queues: Implications for system

Journal Articles, Published Proceedings, Books, Chapters performance, customer perceptions and behavior” Doctoral Dissertation, Penn. State University, 2010. Mishra, B., S. Raghunathan, and X. Yue, 2009 “Demand Forecast Sharing in Supply Chains” Production and Operations Management, 18(2), pages 152-166. Moore D. S., McCabe, G. P., Alwan, L. C., Craig, B., and Duckworth W. M., (2011), The Practice of Statistics for Business and Economics, New York, NY: W. H. Freeman.

Ross, A., Buffa, F., Prahinski, C. and Page, T. “Incorporating Dyadic Effects Within The Supplier Evaluation Process.” Proceedings of the National Meeting of the Decision Science Institute, San Diego, CA. Ross, A., Jayaraman, V., Rodrigues, A. and Mollenkopf, D. A Simulation Metamodel for Repositioning Reusable Containers in a Closed Loop Supply Chain Environment, International Journal of Mathematics of Operations Research, 2(2), pp. 178204, 2010

Mukhopadhyay, S., X. Yue and X. Zhu, 2010, “A Stackelberg model of pricing of complementary goods under information asymmetry”, International Journal of Production Economics, to appear.

Ross, A., Miller, S. and Carpenter, M. When Methods and Theories Collide: Toward a Better Understanding of Improving Unit Performance in a Multimarket Firm, Operations Management Research 3(3), pp. 172-183, 2010

Mukhopadhyay, S., X. Zhu, and X. Yue, 2010 “Role of Forecast Effort on Supply Chain Profitability Under Various Information Sharing Scenarios”, International Journal of Production Economics, to appear.

Ross, A., Twede, D., Clark, R. and Ryan, M. A Model for Developing Implementation Strategies of a Radio Frequency Identification System in a Warehouse Environment, Journal of Business Logistics, 30(1), pp. 157-184, 2009.

Nystrom, P. C., Soofi, E. S., Yasai-Ardekani M. (2010) “Identifying and Analyzing Extremes: Illustrated by CEOs’ Pay and Performance”, Organization Research Methods, 13, 782-805.

Ross, A. Developing Talent Today for Supply Chains of Tomorrow, Manufacturing Executive Journal, March, 2011, 30-35.

Retzer, J.J., Soofi, E. S., Soyer R. (2009) “Information Importance of Predictors: Concepts, Measures, Bayesian Inference, and Applications”, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 53, 2363-2377. Ross, A. and Jayaraman, V. Strategic Purchases of Bundled Products and Services in a Closed-Loop Supply Chain Environment, Decision Sciences Journal Vol. 40(2), pp.269-294, 2009. Ross, A. and Buffa, F. Supplier Post Performance Evaluation: The Effects of Buyer Preference Weight Variance, International Journal of Production Research, 47(16), pp. 4351-4373, 2009. Ross, A., and Parker, H. “Exploring Logistics Capability for Eighty-Nine Emerging and Developed Economies”. Proceedings of the 3rd International Life Cycle Management Conference, Capetown, South Africa, 2009. Ross, A., Buffa, F., Droge, C. and Carrington, D. Using Buyer-Supplier Performance Frontiers to Form Strategic Groups and Improvement Paths for Managing Relationship Performance, Decision Sciences Journal, 40(1), pp. 37-64, 2009.

Soofi, E. S., Nystrom, P. C., Yasai-Ardekani M. (2009) “Executives’ Perceived Environmental Uncertainty Shortly after 9/11”, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 53, 3502-3515. Soofi, E. S., Zhao, H., Nazareth, D.L. (2010) “Information Measures”, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics, 2, 75-86. Su, X., L. Wu, and X. Yue, 2010 “Impact of Introducing a Direct Channel on Supply Chain Performance” International Journal of E-Business, 8(2), pages 101-125. Yao, D., X. Yue, S. Mukhopadhyay, and Z. Wang, 2009 “Strategic Inventory Deployment for Retail and E-tail Stores” OMEGA: An International Journal of Management Science, 37(3), pages 646-658. Zhang, L., and X. Yue, 2011 “Operations Sequencing in Flexible Production Lines with Bernoulli Machines” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, to appear.

Supply Chain, Operations Management & Business Statistics Newsletter 2011