Operations, Information & Technology

Our focus in the operations, information, and technology area is on the management of systems, processes, and networks.

Examples include health care systems, product design and manufacturing processes, supply networks, information systems, energy and environmental systems, homeland security systems, and social networks. We employ methods from the fields of operations research, game theory, econometrics, computer science, probability and statistics, and exploit the growing availability of data.

Recent Journal Articles in Operations, Information & Technology

Shi Chen, Hau L. Lee
Management Science. April
2017, Vol. 63, Issue 4, Pages 1105-1025

We consider a project supply chain where a manufacturer carries out a sequence of tasks, and each task requires certain key materials from a supplier. Since a fixed-price contract cannot...

Hau L. Lee, Glen Schmidt
Production & Operations Management . April
2017, Vol. 26, Issue 4, Pages 617-632

Past research (along with our experience) suggests that a firm’s supply chain (i.e., value chain) plays an integral role in its ability to not only reduce cost via process innovation,...

Yonatan Gur, Lijlan Lu, Gabriel Weintraub
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (forthcoming) .

Framework agreements (FAs) are procurement mechanisms commonly used by buying agencies around the world to satisfy demand that arises over a certain time horizon. This paper is one of the...

Santiago Balseiro, Yonatan Gur
Working paper.

In display advertising markets, advertisers often purchase ad placements through bidding in repeated auctions based on realized viewer information. We study how budget-constrained advertisers may compete in such sequential auctions...

Hau L. Lee, Sri Chen, Kamran Moinzadeh
Operations Research. September
30 , 2016, Vol. 64, Issue 6, Pages 1320-1337

We study a supply chain involving a supplier–retailer relationship. When production lead-time is long and the selling season is short, the retailer has to place an order ahead of the...

Ruixue Guo, Hau L. Lee, Robert Swinney
Management Science. September
2016, Vol. 62, Issue 9, Pages 2722-2744

We analyze the sourcing decision of a buyer choosing between two supplier types: responsible suppliers are costly but adhere to strict social and environmental responsibility standards, whereas risky suppliers are...

Kostas Bimpikis, Mihalis G. Markakis
Management Science. June
2016, Vol. 62, Issue 2, Pages 1800-1813

Risk pooling has been studied extensively in the operations management literature as the basic driver behind strategies such as transshipment, manufacturing flexibility, component commonality, and drop shipping. This paper explores...