Smeal College of Business

Professor Guide is the Smeal Chaired Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management. He joined the faculty at the Smeal College of Business in the fall of 2002. He was a visiting research fellow at INSEAD (2001-2003). His research has appeared in numerous academic and managerial journals, including Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management and Harvard Business Review. Professor Guide has been a guest editor for feature issues of California Management Review (46(2)), Interfaces (33(6)) and Production and Operations Management (15(3&4)) devoted to closed-loop supply chains. His research has been supported by grants from the Carnegie Bosch Institute and the NationalScience Foundation. He also regularly works with global organizations (including the US Navy, Hewlett-Packard, Robert BoschTools, Cisco and Pitney Bowes, Inc.) on a variety of closed-loop supply chain problems. He recently ended a 6 year term as co-EIC of the Journal of Operations Management.

Expertise Professor Guide's research is focused on the development and control of closed-loop supply chains, time-based models for commercial product returns, remanufacturing, sustainable operations and producer responsibility legislation.

Education Ph D, Oper Mgmt & Mgmt Sci, University of Georgia, 1992

MS, Clemson University, 1989

BS, Clemson University, 1987

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