Faculty Research

Affilated faculty are actively engaged in academic research to advance knowledge in supply chain management and associated fields of study.  This list of recent academic papers highlights faculty research contributions:

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 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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 178-204, 2010

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

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.

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

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.