The operations and sourcing management doctoral program faculty at Michigan State University are some of the most outstanding supply chain management researchers and thought leaders in the world. Meet our faculty currently working with Ph.D. students in the OSM program below.

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Cheri Speier-Pero

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
    Dean's Office
  • Ernst & Young Professor in Accounting and Information Systems
    Accounting and Information Systems

Current Research Topics

  • IT facilitation of supply chain relationships
  • Enterprise risk and supply chain management
  • Analytics and supply chain management
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David Closs

  • The John H. McConnell Endowed Chair of Business Administration, Professor
    Supply Chain Management

Current Research Topics

  • Supply chain risk management
  • Supply chain and economic development
  • Supply chain talent management
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Adrian Choo

  • Assistant Professor
    Supply Chain Management

Current Research Topics

  • Collaboration in technology licensing
  • R&D, innovation and failures in manufacturing and services
  • Learning and problem-solving in Six Sigma projects
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Andreas Hoffrichter

  • Burkhardt Professor in Railway Management, Executive Director
    Center For Railway Research and Education

Current Research Topics

  • Evaluation of alternative propulsion systems for railway vehicles, including hybrids, discontinuous electrification, hydrogen fuel cells and associated energy supply chain
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Mei Li

  • Assistant Professor
    Supply Chain Management

Current Research Topics

  • Service outsourcing triad
  • Online reviews
  • Virtual currency
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Steven Melnyk

  • Professor
    Supply Chain Management

Current Research Topics

  • Behavioral issues in supply chain management
  • Certified management systems (e.g., C-TPAT, ISO 9000)
  • Sustainable supply chain management
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Anand Nair

  • Professor
    Supply Chain Management

Current Research Topics

  • Operations strategy
  • Managing supply networks, supply chain risk management, supplier relationship management
  • Healthcare operations
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Sriram Narayanan

  • Kesseler Family Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Supply Chain Management
    Supply Chain Management

Current Research Topics

  • Empowering disabled workforce in workplaces, and its impact on productivity
  • Innovations and their impact on firm performance
  • Impact of product changes on quality
  • Drivers and consequences of hospital strategy and integration
  • Managing new product risks in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Dual innovations and firm performance
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Carol Prahinski

  • Fixed-Term Faculty
    Supply Chain Management

Current Research Topics

  • Purchasing
  • Negotiations
  • Leadership
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Claudia Rosales

  • Assistant Professor
    Supply Chain Management

Current Research Topics

  • Healthcare supply chain management
  • Retail operations – impact of product stock outs
  • Risk management
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Tobias Schoenherr

  • Hoagland-Metzler Endowed Professor in Purchasing and SCM
    Supply Chain Management

Current Research Topics

  • Organizational buyer behavior
  • Social media use in procurement
  • Reshoring
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Sri Talluri

  • Hoagland-Metzler Endowed Professor in Purchasing and SCM
    Supply Chain Management

Current Research Topics

  • Supply chain risk
  • Performance evaluation
  • Buyer-supplier relationships
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Shawnee Vickery

  • Demmer Legacy Professor
    Supply Chain Management

Current Research Topics

  • Healthcare management
  • Lean implementation in healthcare
  • Supply chain integration