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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

Robert Bray

Professor Bray studies supply chains; his recent research estimates the effect of supply chain proximity on product quality.

Tarek Abdallah

Professor Abdallah's "On the Benefit (Or Cost) of Large‐Scale Bundling" was published in Production and Operations Management.

Maria Ibanez

Professor Ibanez' research explores how data-driven systems can lead individuals to make better decisions.

Recent Operations Research

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
Welfare Implications of Inventory-driven Dynamic Pricing,
Ioannis Stamatopoulos, N. Chehrazi, Achal Bassamboo, Management Science, 2019

Operations News

Chicago’s convention and tourism workers are feeling the ripple effect of events canceled because of the coronavirus
Sunil Chopra, Chicago Tribune, March 09, 2020
Coronavirus hits mask maker Medline's operations
Sunil Chopra, Crain’s Chicago Business, February 27, 2020
How a Change to Food Inspectors’ Schedules Can Make Our Food Safer
Maria Ibanez, Kellogg Insight, January 02, 2020
Do Doctors Who Supervise Residents Spend Less Time with Patients?
Jan A. Van Mieghem, Kellogg Insight, January 02, 2020
Take 5: How to Be a Savvy Holiday Shopper
Business Insider, December 10, 2019

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