Tobias Schoenherr is the Hoagland-Metzler Endowed Professor in Purchasing and Supply Management. Recently recognized to be among the Top 10 thoughts leaders worldwide in supply chain management research, he is an award-winning scholar and teacher focusing on the area of sourcing, with a particular interest in buyer-supplier relationships. He is also currently serving as the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
Professor 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 purchasing, operations and supply chain management courses, both graduate and undergraduate, at Michigan State University, Indiana University, Eastern Michigan University, Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University (The Netherlands), Yonsei University (South Korea), the International Graduate Business School in Zagreb (Croatia), and the Central European University, Budapest (Hungary).
Professor Schoenherr’s work has appeared in more than 75 peer-reviewed publications, including Management Science, the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences, and the Journal of Business Logistics, among others. The many research awards and recognitions he received include the Institute for Supply Management’s Senior Research Fellowship, the John D. and Dortha J. Withrow Endowed Emerging Scholar Award, the MSU Teacher-Scholar Award, and the Jack Meredith Best Paper Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Operations Management during the last five years. Some of Professor Schoenherr’s teaching awards include the Richard J. Lewis Quality of Excellence Award, the Michigan Campus Compact Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award, and MSU's Lilly Teaching Fellowship.