Erica Plambeck

Erica   Plambeck
Professor, Operations, Information & Technology
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EricaPlambeck
The Charles A. Holloway Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology

Research Statement

Erica Plambeck is an expert in manufacturing operations and supply chain management, and her current research focuses on environmental sustainability.

Bio

Erica Plambeck is the Charles A. Holloway Professor of Operations, Information & Technology in the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment. She teaches the MBA core course in Operations Management and an elective, Environmental Entrepreneurship, that draws together MBAs and graduate students from across the Stanford campus. Erica received the Presidential Early Career Award for research in supply chain management, and was recognized as a Faculty Pioneer in social and environmental stewardship by WRI and the Aspen Institute. Erica grew up in the Midwest, received a BS in Mathematics and Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, developed decision-models for EU climate change policy as a Marshall Scholar at Cambridge University, and received her PhD in Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research from Stanford University.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research, Stanford University, 2000
  • Diploma, Economics, London School of Economics, 1996
  • M.Phil, Management Studies, University of Cambridge, 1995
  • BS, Industrial Engineering and Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, 1994

Academic Appointments

  • The Charles A. Holloway Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford GSB, 2015-2016
  • Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford GSB, 2010-2015
  • Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford GSB, 2005-2010
  • Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford GSB, 2004-2009
  • Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford GSB, 2000-2004
  • Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for Environment, Stanford University, 2005-2015

Publications

Journal Articles

Erica Plambeck, Terry A. Taylor. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. June 2016, Vol. 18, Issue 2, Pages 184-197.
Nur Sunar, Erica Plambeck. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. February 10, 2016, Vol. 18, Issue 3, Pages 414-428.
Erjie Ang, Sara Kwasnick, Mohsen Bayati, Erica Plambeck, Michael Aratow. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM). November 6, 2015, Vol. 18, Issue 1, Pages 141-156.
Erica Plambeck, Qiong Wang. Management Science. 2013, Vol. 59, Issue 8, Pages 1927-1946.
Erica Plambeck, Terry A. Taylor. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 2013, Vol. 15, Issue 4, Pages 630-639.
Erica Plambeck. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 2013, Vol. 15, Issue 4, Pages 527-536.
Erica Plambeck. Energy Economics. November 2012, Vol. 34, Issue 1, Pages S64-S74.
Hau L. Lee, Erica Plambeck, P. Yatsko. The European Business Review. May 2012.
H.L. Lee, Erica Plambeck, P. Yatsko. Supply Chain Management Review. March 2012, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Pages 38-45.
Enis Kayis, Feryal Erhun, Erica Plambeck. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. 2012, Vol. 15, Issue 1, Pages 45-56.
Erica Plambeck, Lyn Denend. Supply Chain Management Review. September 2011, Vol. 15, Issue 5, Pages 16-23.
Erica Plambeck, Qiong Wang. Management Science. March 2009, Vol. 55, Issue 3, Pages 333-347.
Erica Plambeck. Operations Research . September 2008, Vol. 56, Issue 5, Pages 1158-1171.
Li Chen, Erica Plambeck. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management . April 1, 2008, Vol. 10, Issue 2, Pages 236-256.
Armony Mor, Erica Plambeck, Sridhar Seshadri. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. January 4, 2008, Vol. 11, Issue 1, Pages 19-32.
Erica Plambeck, Amy R. Ward. Queueing Systems. 2008, Vol. 60, Issue 1-2, Pages 1-69.
Erica Plambeck, L. Denend. Stanford Social Innovation Review. 2008, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Pages 53-59.
Erica Plambeck, Terry A. Taylor. Management Science. December 1, 2007, Vol. 53, Issue 12, Pages 1859-1871.
Erica Plambeck, Terry A. Taylor. Management Science. December 1, 2007, Vol. 53, Issue 12, Pages 1872-1886.
Erica Plambeck, Terry A. Taylor. Management Science. August 3, 2007, Vol. 53, Issue 10, Pages 1577-1593.
Erica Plambeck, Amy R. Ward. Operations Research. June 1, 2007, Vol. 55, Issue 3, Pages 603-609.
Erica Plambeck, Terry A. Taylor. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. 2007, Vol. 9, Issue 1, Pages 94-113.
Erica Plambeck, L. Denend. Supply Chain Management Review. 2007, Vol. 11, Issue 5, Pages 18-25.
Erica Plambeck, Amy R. Ward. Mathematics of Operations Research. August 2006, Vol. 31, Issue 3, Pages 453-477.
Erica Plambeck, Terry A. Taylor. Management Science. 2006, Vol. 52, Issue 10, Pages 1509-1527.
Mor Armony, Erica Plambeck. Management Science. October 2005, Vol. 51, Issue 10, Pages 1505-1518.
Erica Plambeck, Terry A. Taylor. Management Science. 2005, Vol. 51, Issue 1, Pages 133-150.
Li Chen, Erica Plambeck. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. 2004, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Pages 103-106.
Erica Plambeck. Operations Research. 2004, Vol. 52, Issue 2, Pages 213-228.
Erica Plambeck, Stefanos Zenios. Operations Research. 2003, Vol. 51, Issue 3, Pages 3741-386.
Erica Plambeck, Sunil Kumar, J. Michael Harrison. Queueing Systems. 2001, Vol. 39, Pages 23-54.
Erica Plambeck, Stefanos Zenios. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 2000, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Pages 240-263.
Erica Plambeck, Chris Hope, John Anderson. Energy Economics. 1997, Vol. 19, Pages 77-101.
Erica Plambeck, Bor-Ruey Fu, Stephen M. Robinson, Rajan Suri. Mathematical Programming. November 30, 1996, Vol. 75, Issue 2, Pages 137-179.
Erica Plambeck, Chris Hope. Energy Policy. 1996, Vol. 24, Issue 9, Pages 783-793.

Teaching

Degree Courses

2016-17

This course focuses on basic managerial issues arising in the operations of both manufacturing and service industries. The objectives of the course are to familiarize students with the problems and issues confronting operations managers and to...

2015-16

This course focuses on basic managerial issues arising in the operations of both manufacturing and service industries. The objectives of the course are to familiarize students with the problems and issues confronting operations managers and to...

Executive Education & Other Non-Degree Programs

Stanford Case Studies

Water Funds: Financing Nature’s Ability to Protect Water Supplies | OIT104
Gretchen Daily, David Hoyt, Erica Plambeck2011
ZETA Communities - Part A | E404A
Andrea Larson, Raymond Levitt, Erica Plambeck, Sara Rosenthal2011
ZETA Communities - Part B | E404B
Andrea Larson, Raymond Levitt, Erica Plambeck, Sara Rosenthal2011
American Electric Power: Investing in Forest Conservation | OIT96
Gretchen Daily, Sara Leslie, Erica Plambeck2010
Walmart's Sustainability Strategy (B): 2010 Update | OIT71B
Lyn Denend, Erica Plambeck2010
Ma Jun and the IPE: Using Information to Improve China’s Environment | SI115
Hau Lee, Erica Plambeck, Maria Shao2009
Environmental Enhancements in Road Vehicle Technologies | OIT74
Lyn Denend, Erica Plambeck, Fraser Stark2008
Khosla Ventures, Investing in Ethanol | E229
Erica Plambeck, Joshua Spitzer2007
Wal-Mart’s Sustainability Strategy (A) | OIT71A
Lyn Denend, Erica Plambeck2007
A Technical Note on Ethanol as a Motor Fuel | OIT52
Erica Plambeck, Joshua Spitzer2006
Environmental Product Differentiation by the Hayward Lumber Company | OIT38
Magali Delmas, Erica Plambeck, Monifa Porter2004

Service to the Profession

Associate Editor

  • Associate Editor, Operations Research 2004 – present
  • Associate Editor, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 2006 – present
  • Associate Editor, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 2006 – present

Reviewer

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
  • Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
  • Marketing Science
  • Decision Science
  • Operations Research
  • Management Science
  • Manufacturing & Service Operations Management

Other Services

  • Review & Editor Selection Committee, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2005
  • Founding Co-Chair and Conference Organizer, Sustainability Interest Group 2010-2012
  • INFORMS Finance Committee, 2007 - 2009
  • Judge, MSOM Student Paper Competition, 2002, 2003, 2005
  • Organizer of INFORMS Conference Sessions, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2013, Invited Supply Chain Track 2007, 2012

In the Media

Silicon Valley Business Journal, February 15, 2004

Insights by Stanford Business

October 1, 2009
Research says some regulations can reduce the world's mountains of devices waiting to be recycled and slow the rate of new product introductions.
December 1, 2004
Top U.S. environmentalists note that most Americans are "pro-environment," but the lack of a unified approach hinders progress.
June 1, 2003
A series of new papers suggests that outsourcing manufacturing may stifle innovation, and that a different model might be better.