About Us

The Operations and Supply Chain Management Division focuses on the management of the processes that create and deliver products or services. In products, this consideration spans from raw material extraction to the end consumer. In services, this consideration includes all aspects of service delivery. Our tent includes product and service design, as well as the structure of the relevant supply chain. These processes are found in all organizations including profit and non-profit organizations. Conceptual, empirical, and methodological contributions are encouraged, as are cross-functional linkages and perspectives. The Academy of Management provides tremendous opportunities for these cross-functional linkages with the presence of many Division and Interest Groups which study overlapping problems and employ the same or similar theories.


Elected Committee Members

Virpi Turkulainen

Division Chair (2019)
Virpi Turkulainen is an Associate Professor in Management at University College Dublin, School of Business. Prior to that she worked as Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University and Academy of Finland post-doctoral fellow at Aalto University in Finland. Her research interests are in areas of organization design, organizational integration, and operations strategy. She has published, for example, in Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Industrial Marketing Management, and Project Management Journal. Contact: virpi.turkulainen@ucd.ie.

David Cantor Division Chair Elect and Sponsorship (2019)
David Cantor (Dave) is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management in the College of Business at Iowa State University. He also holds the Walker Professorship in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He obtained his PhD from the University of Maryland. Dave’s research is focused on transportation safety, environmental management, and behavioral operations management. His research on these topics has been published in many academic outlets including the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Decision Sciences, and Journal of Supply Chain Management. He is an Associate Editor at Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Transportation Journal, and Transportation Research Part E. He is a previous recipient of the best paper awards at the Journal of Operations Management and Transportation Journal. Contact: dcantor@iastate.edu.

Rachna Shah Program Chair (2019)
Rachna Shah is an Associate Professor in Supply Chain and Operations Department at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. She is globally recognized for her research in lean operations both in manufacturing and service industries, and has published in leading operations management journals including Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and Journal of Operations Management. She has been recognized with a number of awards, including the prestigious “Shingo Award for Excellence in Research” and the “Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Accomplishment Award”. Her current research leverages her knowledge of lean and waste-eliminating, problem-solving culture in identifying effectiveness of inspections and causes of quality failures, in automotive, medical device and pharmaceutical industries, and healthcare delivery in hospitals and nursing homes. Her research on product recalls is being used by the Federal Drug Administration and Fortune 500 companies to redesign the production and recall processes. Rachna serves as the senior editor in two departments for the POM journal and as the department editor for the Decision Science Journal. She also serves in leadership roles in several professional societies. She recently received Fulbright Scholarship for a three year term (2017-2020). Rachna received her PhD and MBA/MHA from The Ohio State University. Contact: shahx024@umn.edu.

PDW Chair (2019)
Sean Handley is an Associate Professor of Management Science at the University of South Carolina. Handley previously served on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame and Rutgers University. He obtained his PhD and MBA from The Ohio State University, and received his BS in Industrial Management from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to entering academics, Handley served in multiple operational and supply chain roles working for a logistics subsidiary of Honda Motor, CEVA Logistics (formerly CTI), and GE Aviation among others. Handley is teaching, or has taught, graduate and undergraduate courses on operations and supply chain management, process analytics, business statistics, and procurement management and global sourcing. Contact: sean.handley@moore.sc.edu.

Past Division Chair (2019)
Manpreet Hora is an Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his research examines managerial decision-making in mitigating losses and enhancing firm performance in supply chain management. Dr. Hora has published in journals such as Management Science, Journal of Operations Management (JOM) and Production and Operations Management (POM). His research awards include the Chan Hahn Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management and his work has been covered by NPR, CNN Money and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. He serves as a Senior Editor for the POM journal and an Associate Editor for JOM. He received his PhD from University of Western Ontario (Canada), MBA from Griffith University (Australia) and is a CFA charterholder from the CFA Institute. Prior to obtaining his PhD, he worked for seven years in at Deutsche Bank. Contact: Manpreet.Hora@scheller.gatech.edu.

General Committee Members

Ed Bernardes

Ednilson Bernardes (West Virginia University) holds a technical degree in Aeronautics, a Bachelor’s degree in Management with emphasis in operations, a Master’s degree with emphasis in operations, innovation and technology management, and a Ph.D. degree from the Supply Chain and Operations Management Department of the University of Minnesota. He started his career with the Brazilian Air Force, where he worked on the execution side as an air crew member, and on the planning side of logistics and air transportation at the operational level. His responsibilities included inventory management, scheduling, project management, relationship with internal suppliers, and air crew training. Contact: Ednilson.Bernardes@mail.wvu.edu.
Desiree van Dun Communications Coordinator and Newsletter Editor
Desirée van Dun is Assistant Professor at the University of Twente. She obtained her Ph.D. (cum laude) in Operations Management and Organizational Behavior at the University of Twente.
Van Dun's PhD dissertation won the international 2015 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Operations and Production Management category and the University of Twente Best PhD Award 2016. She has also 10 years of lean management consulting experience, primarily in the service industry. Her (research) interests include lean/agile management, industry 4.0, leadership, industrial and organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and change management. Her work has appeared in International Journal of Operations & Production Management, European Management Journal, and International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Contact: d.h.vandun@utwente.nl.
Iuri Garvonski Listserv Manager and Webmaster
Iuri Gavronski is an Associate Professor at the Graduate Program, UNISINOS University, Business School. His current work is comprised of research, teaching, and service. His research interests are the challenges global firms face when dealing with different sustainability requirements for their multiple markets and multiple operations' and suppliers' locations. Currently, Gavronski is also Adjunct Researcher at Ivey Business School at Western University. Contact: igavronski@unisinos.br.
Kai Fostl Doctoral & Junior Faculty Consortium Coordinator
Kai Förstl is Professor of Supply Chain Management at the German Graduate School of Management and Law (GGS) and Director of the M.Sc. in Logistics. His primary areas of research and teaching include global sourcing decision making, supply network structures, reshoring & insourcing and sustainable supply chain management. He has published his work, among others, in the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Logistics, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Business Ethics, and Supply Chain Management Review. He serves on various review boards of the above mentioned journals and is an associate editor at JPSM. He received the Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award 2010 and the Best Reviewer Award 2015 of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. He is also on the board of IPSERA. Contact: kai.foerstl@ggs.de.

Doctoral & Junior Faculty Consortium Coordinator
John Macdonald is Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at Colorado State University. He
received his Ph.D. in Logistics and Transportation from the University of Maryland – College Park. There he majored in Logistics and minored in Operations Management. He holds B.Sc. degrees in Transportation and Logistics as well as Management Information Systems; both from Iowa State University. He also worked for UTi Worldwide Group as a consultant in strategic supply chain network design as well as a Supply Chain Solutions Architect in the Asia/Pacific region based in Singapore. His primary research interests include disruptions in the supply chain and behavioral operations, with minor areas including supply chain strategy, issues in transportation, and strategies for third-party logistics providers. John has published work in the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Decision Sciences Journal, Transportation Journal, International Journal of Production Research, Operations Management Research, and Supply Chain Management Review. Contact: john.macdonald@colostate.edu.