Warren H. Hausman
Professor (by courtesy), Operations, Information & Technology
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Professor of Operations Management (by courtesy)
Professor of Management Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Research Statement

Warren Hausman has analyzed how RFID technology can revolutionize the management of supply chains. He has investigated the value of RFID applications in retail environments, in logistics, and in manufacturing and assembly operations. He is also studying how operational improvements on the supply side in retail supply chains affect a company’s financial performance and market capitalization. He has made significant research contributions in the management of inventory systems, multi-echelon inventory systems, automatic warehousing systems, and fashion products.

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management


Warren H. Hausman is Professor of Operations Management (by courtesy), at the Graduate School of Business, and Professor of Management Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering at Stanford. He is an Affiliated Faculty member with Stanford’s Global Supply Chain Forum and with the Department’s Operations Research Program.

Professor Hausman has performed numerous research studies in supply chain management and operations management. He is the author or co-author of more than fifty technical articles on these subjects that have appeared in leading academic journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, and IIE Transactions. He is also a co-author of Quantitative Analysis for Management, a popular textbook now in its Ninth Edition (McGraw-Hill, 1997).

Professor Hausman has served as the Departmental Editor for Logistics for Management Science; he was also elected President of the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA). He has served on the Board of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and on several National Science Foundation Advisory Panels and Committees. He is a Fellow of INFORMS, a Distinguished Fellow of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society, and a Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society. He has also won several teaching awards, including the Eugene Grant Teaching Award in Stanford’s School of Engineering.

Professor Hausman is an active consultant to industry and he has been involved in numerous executive education programs both at Stanford and around the world. His consulting clients represent the following industries: general manufacturing, electronics, computers, consumer products, food & beverage, transportation, healthcare, and high technology. He is a co-founder of Supply Chain Online, which provides web-based corporate supply chain management training. He serves on the technical advisory boards of several Silicon Valley startups.

Professor Hausman also served as Department Chair for the Industrial Engineering – Engineering Management Department at Stanford. He earned a BA in Economics from Yale and a PhD from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Sloan School of Management, MIT, 1966
  • BA in Economics, Yale University, 1961

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 1977
  • Associate Professor-Professor, University of Rochester, 1973-1977
  • Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970-1973
  • Assistant-Associate Professor, Cornell University, 1965-1970

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2002
  • Distinguished Fellow, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM), 2005
  • Fellow, Production & Operations Management Society (POMS), 2007


Journal Articles

Warren H. Hausman, Hau L. Lee, Uma Subramanian. Production & Operations Management. January 2012.
Warren H. Hausman, Hau L. Lee, Graham Napier, Alex Thompson, Yanchong (Karen) Zheng. Journal of Supply Chain Management. April 2010, Vol. 46, Issue 2, Pages 5-29.
Warren H. Hausman, Gary Gaukler, Özalp Özer. Production & Operations Management. November 2008, Vol. 17, Issue 6, Pages 599-613.
Warren H. Hausman, John Khawam, Dinah Cheng. INTERFACES. September 2007.
Gary M. Gaukler, Ralf W. Seifert, Warren H. Hausman. Production & Operations Management. 2007, Vol. 16, Issue 1, Pages 65–76.
Julia Miyaoka, Warren H. Hausman. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. 2004, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Pages 149-162.
Ralf W. Seifert, Ulrich W. Thonemann, Warren H. Hausman. European Journal of Operational Research. 2004, Vol. 152, Issue 3, Pages 781–799.

Book Chapters

Warren H. Hausman, John Thorbeck. Innovative Quick Response Programs in Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, April 2010, Pages 315-330.
Warren H. Hausman. The Practice of Supply Chain Management: Where Theory and Application Converge. Kluwer, 2004, Pages 61-73.

Working Papers

Market Driven Manufacturing
Warren H. Hausman, David Bruce Montgomery1997
Linking Manufacturing Priorities to Markets: Some Empirical Evidence | PDF
Warren H. Hausman, David Bruce Montgomery1994
Making Manufacturing Market Driven | PDF
Warren H. Hausman, David Bruce Montgomery1990

Stanford University Affiliations

Greater Stanford University

Service to the Profession

  • Logistics Editor: Management Science, 1974-82
  • Member: ORSA (Lanchester Prize Committee, 1983; Council, 1990-93), INFORMS (Board, 1995-97)
  • Member: TIMS (Council, 1987-89), NSF (Advisory Panel, Decision , Risk, and Management Science Program, 1987-90)