Foster School of Business
Professor of Operations Management


  • PhD Stanford University (1985)
  • MS Stanford University (1982)
  • BA University of California, San Diego (1981)

Academic Expertise

  • inventory management
  • manufacturing management
  • operations management
  • operations research
  • supply chain management

Current Research

  • Supply chain management, Impact of information availability in production and inventory systems, Benefit of Omni-Channel distribution systems, Order expedition strategies in inventory systems, Channel coordination through multiple supply shipments, Applications of Operations Management in Cloud Computing

Positions Held

  • At the University of Washington since 1984

Honors and Awards

  • Dean''s Leadership Award, 2017
  • Excellence in Teaching Award in Master in Supply Chain Management (MSCM) Program, 2017
  • Ron Crocket Award for Graduate Teaching, 2013
  • TMMBA Professor of the Quarter, 2013
  • TMMBA Professor of the Quarter, 2012
  • TMMBA Teaching Recognition-Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012
  • TMMBA Professor of the Quarter, Autumn, 2010
  • Dean’s Faculty Research Award, 2001
  • MBA Core Professor of the Quarter, Spring, 2001
  • Dean''s Research Award, 1996
  • Burlington Northern Foundation Achievement Award for Scholarship, 1990
  • Seafirst Faculty Research Award, 1987

Academic Service

  • Senior Editor, Production and Operations Management (POM), 2014-present
  • Associate Editor, Operations Research, Department of Manufacturing, Service Supply Chain Operations, 2006-present
  • Department Editor, IIE Transactions, Department of Inventory and Supply Chain Management, 1997-2000
  • Associate Editor, Management Science, 1998-2003

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