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Tobias Schoenherr

Tobias Schoenherr

Associate Professor
Department: Supply Chain Management

Office: N356 Business College Complex

Telephone: 517-432-6437

Email: schoenherr@broad.msu.edu



Tobias Schoenherr holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management and Decision Sciences from Indiana University, Bloomington, from where he also obtained his B.Sc. and M.B. He also holds a Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH) from the European School of Business, Reutlingen University, Germany, and is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). Dr. Schoenherr has taught operations and supply chain management courses, both graduate and undergraduate, at Indiana University, Eastern Michigan University, the International Graduate Business School in Zagreb (Croatia), and the Central European University, Budapest (Hungary).

Dr. Schoenherr's research focuses on strategic supply management, with the pillars of strategic sourcing, leveraging the supply base, and strategic operations management. His work has appeared in Management Science, the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences, and Journal of Business Logistics, among others. Dr. Schoenherr is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Operations Management, and is on the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of Business Logistics, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and the International Journal of Integrated Supply Management. He has been active in several professional associations, including DSI, AOM, POMS, ISM and APICS. Most recently he served as the Associate Program Chair for the 2011 DSI Annual Meeting, and as the Proceedings Coordinator for the 2012 Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society. He continues as POMS Proceedings Coordinator for the 2013 Conference.

Tobias Schoenherr has won several teaching and research awards and grants. For example, he received the 2003-2004 Panschar Undergraduate Teaching Award for Associate Instructors at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and the Outstanding Research in Business Award at the College of Business, Eastern Michigan University. To support his doctoral dissertation research, he received a grant from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). He received ISM's Senior Research Fellowship for 2009, and MSU's Lilly Teaching Fellowship for the 2010-2011 academic year. Most recently, he received the 2011 Richard J. Lewis Quality of Excellence Award, the 2011 Best Paper Award at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, the 2011 Best Reviewer Award for Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, a 2012 Award for Excellence from the Emerald Literati Network for a Highly Commended Paper, the 2012 Michigan Campus Compact Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award, the 2012 John D. and Dortha J. Withrow Endowed Emerging Scholar Award, and the 2013 MSU Teacher-Scholar Award.

Strategic supply management, including strategic sourcing, leveraging the supply chain for competitive advantage, and (global) operations strategy.

  • MSU Teacher-Scholar Award, 2013: An award made to six MSU faculty annually who early in their careers have earned the respect of students and colleagues for their devotion to and skill in teaching.
  • John D. and Dortha J. Withrow Endowed Emerging Scholar Award, 2012: An award made to junior faculty who have demonstrated superior performance in teaching, research and service; intended to encourage junior faculty who are likely to be awarded in the future with professorships or chairs.
  • Award for Excellence, Emerald Literati Network, 2012: An annual award given to highly commended papers published in "Supply Chain Management: An International Journal".
  • Michigan Campus Compact Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award, 2012: A bi-annual award given by Michigan Campus Compact to recognize faculty that have made most impact in the area of service-learning at member institutions.
  • Richard J. Lewis Quality of Excellence Award, 2011: An award give to those who advanced the mission of the College through their achievements in continuous improvement and innovation; given by the Broad School Alumni Association.
  • Lilly Fellow, 2010-2011: A program to support faculty who will become future faculty leaders and models for their peers, and to inspire a broad range of faculty at all ranks to pursue excellence in teaching.
  • Best Reviewer Awards: Journal of Operations Management (2008 and 2010), Decision Sciences (2013), Journal of Supply Chain Management (2008), Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management (2011)<br>
  • Best Associate Editor Award: Journal of Operations Management (2013)<br>

Articles:

  • Narasimhan, Ram, Tobias Schoenherr, Brian Jacobs, and Myung Kyo (M.K.) Kim. “The Financial Impact of FSC Certification in the United States: A Contingency Perspective,” Decision Sciences Journal (forthcoming).
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, David A. Griffith, and Aruna Chandra. “Intangible Capital, Knowledge and New Product Development Competence: An Investigation of Process, Interaction and Contingency Effects,” International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 52, No. 16, August 2014, pp. 4916-4929.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, Sachin B. Modi, Srinivas Talluri, and G. Tomas M. Hult. “Antecedents and Performance Outcomes of Strategic Environmental Sourcing: An Investigation of Resource-Based Process and Contingency Effects,” Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2014, pp. 172-190.
  • Tummala, V.M. Rao, Tobias Schoenherr, and Thomas Harrison. Integrating FMEA with the Supply Chain Risk Management Process to Facilitate Supply Chain Design Decisions. Production and Inventory Management Journal, Vol. 49, No. 1, 2014, pp. 24-70.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, David A. Griffith, and Aruna Chandra. “Knowledge Management in Supply Chains: Differentiating between Explicit and Tacit Knowledge,” Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 35, No. 2, June 2014, pp. 121-135.
  • Tate, Wendy L., Lisa L. Ellram, Tobias Schoenherr, and Ken E. Petersen. “Global Competitive Conditions driving the Manufacturing Location Decision,” Business Horizons, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2014, pp. 381-390. 
  • Blome, Constantin, Tobias Schoenherr, and Dominik Eckstein. The Impact of Knowledge Transfer and Complexity on Supply Chain Flexibility: A Knowledge-Based View. International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 147, Part B, January 2014, pp. 307-316.
  • Narasimhan, Ram, and Tobias Schoenherr. Revisiting the Progression of Competitive Capabilities: Results from a Repeated Cross-Sectional Investigation. International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 52, No. 21, 2013, pp. 6631-6650.
  • Blome, Constantin, Tobias Schoenherr (first two authors contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order), Matthias Kaesser. Ambidextrous Governance in Supply Chains: The Impact on Innovation and Cost Performance. Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 49, No. 4, October 2013, pp. 59-80.
  • Narasimhan, Ram, Tobias Schoenherr, and Joseph Sandor. Profiles in Supply Management Excellence. Supply Chain Management Review, Vol. 17, July/August, 2013, pp. 10-15.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias and Srinivas Talluri. Environmental Sustainability Initiatives: A Comparative Analysis of Plant Efficiencies in Europe and the U.S. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 60, No. 2, 2013, pp. 353-365.
  • Talluri, Srinivas, Myung Kyo (M.K.) Kim, and Tobias Schoenherr. The Relationship Between Operating Efficiency and Service Quality: Are They Compatible? International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 51, No. 8, April 2013, pp. 2548-2567.
  • Blome, Constantin, Tobias Schoenherr, and Daniel Rexhausen. Antecedents and Enablers of Supply Chain Agility and its Effect on Performance. International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 51, No. 4, February 2013, pp. 1295-1318.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias. The Role of Environmental Management in Sustainable Business Development: A Multi-Country Investigation. International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 140, No. 1, November 2012, pp. 116-128.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, Sachin B. Modi, W. C. Benton, Craig R. Carter, Thomas Y. Choi, Paul D. Larson, Michiel R. Leenders, Vincent A. Mabert, Ram Narasimhan, Stephan M. Wagner. Research Opportunities in Purchasing and Supply Management. International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 40, No. 16, August 2012, pp. 4556-4579.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, and Ram Narasimhan. The Fit between Capabilities and Priorities and its Impact on Performance Improvement: Revisiting and Extending the Theory of Production Competence. International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, No. 14, July 2012, pp. 3755-3775.
  • Narasimhan, Ram, and Tobias Schoenherr. The Effects of Integrated Supply Management and Environmental Management Practices on Relative Competitive Quality Advantage. International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, No. 4, February 2012, pp. 1185-1201.
  • Arnold, Ulli, Joerg Neubauer, and Tobias Schoenherr. Explicating Factors for Companies' Inclination towards Corruption in Operations and Supply Chain Management: An Exploratory Study in Germany. International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 138, No. 1, 2012, pp. 136-147.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, and Morgan Swink. Revisiting the Arcs of Integration: Cross-Validations and Extensions. Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 34, No. 1-2, 2012, pp. 99-115.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, Damien Power, Ram Narasimhan, and Danny Samson. Competitive Capabilities among Manufacturing Plants in Developing, Emerging, and Industrialized Countries: A Comparative Analysis. Decision Sciences Journal, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2012, pp. 37-71.
  • Tummala, V.M. Rao, and Tobias Schoenherr. Assessing and Managing Risks Using the Supply Chain Risk Management Process (SCRMP). Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 16, No. 6, 2011, pp. 474-483. Emerald Literati Network, 2012 Award for Excellence, Highly Commended Award Winner for Papers published in 2011.
  • Blome, Constantin, and Tobias Schoenherr. Supply Risk Management in Financial Crises - A multiple Case Study Approach. International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 134, No. 1, 2011, pp. 43-57.
  • Power, Damien, Tobias Schoenherr, and Danny Samson. Assessing the Effectiveness of Quality Management in a Global Context. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 58, No. 2, 2011, pp. 307-322.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, and Vincent A. Mabert. An Exploratory Study of Procurement Strategies for multi-item RFQs in B2B Markets: Antecedents and Impact on Performance. Production and Operations Management, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2011, pp. 214-234.
  • Tummala, V.M. Rao, and Tobias Schoenherr. An Implementation Decision Framework for Supply Chain Management: A Case Study. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2011, pp. 198-213.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, and Vincent A. Mabert. A Comparison of Online and Offline Procurement in B2B Markets: Results from a Large-Scale Survey. International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 49, No. 3, 2011, pp. 827-846.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, Ditmar Hilpert, Ashok K. Soni, M.A. Venkataramanan, and Vincent A. Mabert. Enterprise Systems Complexity and its Antecedents: A Grounded-Theory Approach. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 30, No. 6, 2010, pp. 639-668.
  • Power, Damien, Tobias Schoenherr, and Danny Samson. The Cultural Characteristic of Individualism/collectivism: A Comparative Study of Implications for Investment in Operations between Emerging Asian and Industrialized Western Countries. Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2010, pp. 206-222.
  • Schultz, Kenneth L., Tobias Schoenherr, and David Nembhard. An Example and a Proposal Concerning the Correlation of Worker Processing Times in Parallel Tasks. Management Science, Vol. 56, No. 1, 2010, pp. 176-191.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias. Outsourcing Decisions in Global Supply Chains: An Exploratory Multi-Country Survey. International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2010, pp. 343-378.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias. Logistics and Supply Chain Management Applications within a Global Context: An Overview. Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2009, pp. 1-25.
  • Day, Jamison M., P. Daniel Wright, Tobias Schoenherr, M.A. Venkataramanan, and Kevin Gaudette. Improving Routing and Scheduling Decisions at a Distributor of Industrial Gases. OMEGA - The International Journal of Management Science, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2009, pp. 227-237.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, V. M. Rao Tummala, and Thomas P. Harrison. Assessing Supply Chain Risks with the Analytic Hierarchy Process: Providing Decision Support for the Offshoring Decision by a U.S. Manufacturing Company. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Vol. 14, No.2, 2008, pp. 100-111.
  • Tummala, V.M. Rao, and Tobias Schoenherr. Best Practices for the Implementation of Supply Chain Management Initiatives. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Vol. 4, No. 4, 2008, pp. 391-410.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias. Diffusion of Online Reverse Auctions for B2B Procurement: An Exploratory Study. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2008, pp. 259-278.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, and Vincent A. Mabert. The Use of Bundling in B2B Online Reverse Auctions. Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2008, pp. 81-95.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, and V.M. Rao Tummala. Electronic Procurement: A Structured Literature Review and Directions for Future Research. International Journal of Procurement Management, Vol. 1, No. 1/2, 2007, pp. 8-37.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, and Vincent A. Mabert. Online Reverse Auctions: Common Myths versus Evolving Reality. Business Horizons, Vol. 50, No. 5, 2007, pp. 373-384.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, and Vincent A. Mabert. The Effect of Buyer-Imposed Bidding Requirements and Bundle Structure on Purchase Performance. The Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2007, pp. 27-39.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias, and Vincent A. Mabert. Bundling for B2B Procurement: Current State and Best Practices. International Journal of Integrated Supply Management, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2006, pp. 189-213.
  • Bendoly, Elliot, and Tobias Schoenherr. ERP System- and Implementation-Benefits: Implications for B2B E-Procurement. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2005, pp. 304-319.
  • Schoenherr, Tobias. Deciding on the Appropriateness of B2B Reverse Auction Technology: An AHP Approach combined with Integer Programming. Journal of International Technology and Information Management, Vol. 13, No.1/2, 2004, pp. 21-32.
  • SCM 371: Procurement and Supply Management
  • SCM 886: Strategic Sourcing
  • SCM 833: Decision Support Models
  • President, Midwest Decision Sciences Institute: Served the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute in various roles, including president, VP Student Liaison, and other committee membership.
  • Associate Program Chair, Decision Sciences Institute: Served as the associate program chair for the organization of the 2011 annual conference of the Decision Sciences Institute.
  • Proceedings Coordinator, Production and Operations Management Society: Served as proceedings coordinator and program book editor for the 2012 and 2013 conferences of the Production and Operations Management Society.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Operations Management : Since 2011, I have been serving as an associate editor for the Journal of Operations Management.
  • Associate Editor, Decision Sciences: Since 2013, I have been serving as an associate editor for the Decision Sciences Journal.
  • Editorial Board Member, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management: Since 2012, I have been serving on the Editorial Review Board for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.<br>
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Business Logistics: Since 2010, I have been serving on the Editorial Review Board for Journal of Business Logistics.<br>
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Supply Chain Management: Since 2010, I have been serving on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Supply Chain Management.<br>
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management: Since 2013, I have been serving on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management.<br>
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Integrated Supply Management: Since 2008, I have been serving on the Editorial Review Board for the International Journal of Integrated Supply Management.<br>
  • Editorial Board Member, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education: Since 2014, I have been serving on the Editorial Review Board for the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. <br>
  • Editorial Board Member, Transportation Research: Part E.: Since 2015, I have been serving on the Editorial Review Board for&nbsp;<i>Transportation Research: Part E</i><span>.&nbsp;</span>
  • Editorial Board Member, Production and Operations Management.: Since 2015, I have been serving on the&nbsp;Editorial Review Board for the&nbsp;<i>Production and Operations Management Journal</i>.&nbsp;

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