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Operations and Supply Chain Management

Submitted by yayoi.moriguchi on Sat, 03/28/2015 - 9:18pm

The operations and supply chain management area is an academic specialization in the Haskayne School of Business. Two particular research strengths of our faculty are:

  • Health care operations management, specifically health care delivery optimization through addressing problems of access to care and quality/safety, employing quantitative tools as well as qualitative and empirical studies of health services, and
  • Supply chain management, encompassing all aspects, from operations strategy – maximizing responsiveness through flexibility, collaboration and logistics – through supply chain network design, including facility layout and location.

To learn more about the research interests of our faculty, you can view by the bios of the list of operations management faculty members below.

Faculty Members

PhD Students

Representative Publications

Bischak, D.P., Robb, D.J., Silver, E.A., and Blackburn, J.D., “Analysis and management of periodic review, order-up-to-level inventory systems with order crossover,” to appear in Production and Operations Management.

T.R. Rohleder, P. Lewkonia, D.P. Bischak, P. Duffy, and R. Hendijani, “Using simulation modelling to improve patient flow at an outpatient orthopedic clinic,” Health Care Management Science 14 (2011), 135-145.

da Silveira, G., Snider, B., and Balakrishnan, J. (2013), “Compensation-based incentives, ERP, and delivery performance in manufacturing: analysis from production and improvement perspectives" International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 415-441. 

Snider, B. and Eliasson, J. (2013), “Beat the Instructor: An Introductory Forecasting Game”, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 147-157.

Snider, B. and Balakrishnan, J. (2013), “Lessons Learned From Implementing Web-Based Simulations to Teach Operations Management Concepts”, INFORMS Transactions on Education.

“Comparison of Condorcet and Weber solutions on a plane: Social choice versus centralization,” by Menezes MBC, Huang R. Computers & Operations Research (2013), To Appear. (

“Location and Reliability Problems on a Line: Impact of Objectives and Correlated Failures on Optimal Location Patterns,” co-authored with O. Berman and D. Krass. Omega 41 (2013), pp. 766-779. (

“The impact of cost uncertainty on the location of a distribution center,” co-authored with Rongbing Huang and Seokjin Kim. European Journal of Operational Research 218 (2012) 401–407. (

“Optimal Response Against Bioterror Attack on Airport Terminal,” co-authored with Oded Berman and Arieh Gavious. European Journal of Operational Research 219 (2012), pp. 415-424. (

“A Generalized Single Product and Single Period Inventory Problem with Nonlinear Parameters,” co-authored with Kai Luo, Christian van Delft and Laoucine Kerbache. International Transactions in Operational Research (2012), Volume 19, Issue 3, Pages 323–491. (

da Silveira, G.J.C. An empirical analysis of manufacturing competitive factors and offshoring. Forthcoming in International Journal Production Economics. 

Senarathne-Tennakoon, K.L.U.; da Silveira, G.J.C.; Taras, D.G. (2013) Drivers of context-specific ICT use across work and nonwork domains: a boundary theory perspective. Information and Organization, 23 (2), 107-128.

da Silveira, G.J.C.; Snider, B.; Balakrishnan, J. (2013) Compensation-based incentives, ERP, and delivery performance: analysis from production and improvement perspectives. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 33 (4), 415-441.

Fogliatto, F.S.; da Silveira, G.J.C.; Borenstein, D. (2012) The mass customization decade: an updated review of the literature. International Journal of Production Economics, 138 (1), 14-25.

Fogliatto, F.S.; da Silveira, G.J.C. (Eds.) Mass Customization: Engineering and Managing Global Operations. Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing. London: Springer, 2011.

da Silveira, G.J.C. (2011) Our own translation box: exploring proximity antecedents and performance implications of customer co-design in manufacturing. International Journal of Production Research, 49 (13), 3833-3854.


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Alfred Lehar

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Zahra Hossain
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