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

Yonatan Gur, Lijlan Lu, Gabriel Weintraub
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (forthcoming) .
2017

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...

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...

Erica Plambeck, Terry A. Taylor
Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. June
2016, Vol. 18, Issue 2, Pages 184-197

Prominent buyers’ brands have been damaged because their suppliers caused major harm to workers or the environment, e.g., through a deadly factory fire or release of toxic chemicals. How can...

Joel Goh, Jeffrey Pfeffer, Stefanos Zenios
Management Science. March
13 , 2016, Vol. 62, Issue 2, Pages 608-628

Even though epidemiological evidence links specific workplace stressors to health outcomes, the aggregate contribution of these factors to overall mortality and health spending in the United States is not known....

Nur Sunar, Erica Plambeck
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. February
10 , 2016, Vol. 18, Issue 3, Pages 414-428

Co-production (simultaneous production of multiple outputs) occurs in some emission-intensive basic material and agricultural industries. This paper is motivated by ones in which a supplier sells its primary product to...