It is the first day of May and, although the academic semester is over in terms of teaching, faculty and doctoral students are, nevertheless, very busy getting ready for a new cycle of conferences.
This is exciting!
The Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) is holding its 25th Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, May 9-12, 2014.
And, although I will then be speaking at a fascinating workshop in Erice, Sicily - Italy, the work conducted by Supernetwork Center Associates will be highly visible at POMS. .
One of my doctoral students, Dong "Michelle: Li, who recently received a 2014Outstanding Doctoral Student Researcher Award from the Isenberg School, will be presenting our joint paper, Equilibria and Dynamics of Supply Chain Network Competition with Information Asymmetry in Quality and Minimum Quality Standards, which has been accepted for publication in the journal Computational Management Science We have prepared this POMS presentation:
Two other supply chain papers that I co-authored with Supernetwork Center Associates, both of whom were my former doctoral students, and are now thriving as Professors, will also be presented: One is: An Integrated Disaster Relief Supply Chain Network Model with Time Targets and Demand Uncertainty, co-authored with Professors Amir H. Masoumi and Min Yu, and the other: Competitive Food Supply Chain Networks with Application to Fresh Produce, which was published in the European Journal of Operational Research 224(2): (2013) pp 273-282.
Center Associate Professor Patrick Qiang will be presenting his latest work on supply chains and sustainability: The Closed-loop Supply Chain Network with Competition and Design for Remanufacturability. Dr. Qiang was also my doctoral student in Management Science at the Isenberg School of Management. He has done pioneering work in network vulnerability and performance assessment.
Finally, Doctoral Student Center Associate Sara Saberi will present a paper co-authored with Professor Tilman Wolf and me on work funded by the Future Internet Architecture (FIA) program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The title of that paper is: A Network Economic Game Theory Model of a Service -Oriented Internet with Price and Quality Competition in Both Content and Network Provision. Our POMS presentation can be downloaded from the supernetworks site.