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Tobias Schoenherr

Hoagland-Metzler Endowed Professor in Purchasing and SCM
Department: Supply Chain Management
Office:
Business College Complex
632 Bogue St Rm N356
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-6437
Curriculum Vitae
  • Biography
    Tobias Schoenherr is an internationally renowned and award-winning scholar and teacher focusing on the area of sourcing, with a particular interest in buyer-supplier relationships. He has published 57 papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, such as the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Management Science, Decision Sciences, the Journal of Business Logistics, and the Journal of Marketing Research. Several of his papers were recognized as some of the best in the respective journals. His overall research excellence has further been recognized by numerous awards and fellowships, including MSU's Teacher-Scholar Award (2013) and the Broad College's John D. and Dortha J. Withrow Endowed Emerging Scholar Award (2010). He received the Doctoral Dissertation Grant by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), as well as its Senior Research Fellowship (2009-2010). Most recently he received the 2017 Jack Meredith Best Paper Award, for the best paper published in the Journal of Operations Management during the last five years. Dr. Schoenherr further received several recognitions for his teaching excellence, such as MSU's Lilly Teaching Fellowship (2010-2011), the Richard J. Lewis Quality of Excellence Award (2011) and the Michigan Campus Compact Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award (2012).

    Dr. Schoenherr is the Co-Editor-In-Chief for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences 
    and the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, and serves on the Editorial Review Boards of several other journals, including Production and Operations Management, the Journal of Business Logistics, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He further has been active in several professional associations, such as DSI, POMS, ISM and APICS. For example, he served as the Associate Program Chair for the 2011 DSI Annual Meeting, as the Proceedings and Program Book Coordinator for the 2012 and 2013 POMS Conferences, as the president of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, and on the Board of Directors for the Greater Detroit Chapter of APICS. Dr. 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).
  • Publications
    Article
    Roy, Vivek, Parikshit Charan, Tobias Schoenherr, and B.S. Sahay. “Ensuring Supplier Participation towards addressing Sustainability-Oriented Objectives of the Mid-Day Meal Supply Chain: Insights from The Akshaya Patra Foundation,” International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2018, pp. 456-475.
    Article
    Schoenherr, Tobias, Elliot Bendoly, Daniel G. Bachrach, Anthony C. Hood. “Task Interdependence Impacts on Reciprocity in IT Implementation Teams: Bringing out the Worst in Us, or Driving Responsibility?” Production and Operations Management, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2017, pp. 667-685.   
    Article
    Griffith, David A., Jessica J. Hoppner, Hannah S. Lee, and Tobias Schoenherr. “The Influence of the Structure of Interdependence on the Response to Inequity in Buyer-Supplier Relationships,” Journal of Marketing Research, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2017, pp. 124-137.   
    Article
    Schoenherr, Tobias, and Stephan M. Wagner. “Supplier Involvement in the Fuzzy Front End of New Product Development: An Investigation of Homophily, Benevolence and Market Turbulence,” International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.  180, October 2016, pp. 101-113.   
    Article
    Schoenherr, Tobias. “Mobile Devices and Applications for Supply Chain Management: Process, Contingency and Performance Effects,” Transportation Journal, Vol. 55, No. 4, 2016, pp. 333-381.
    Article
    Ramkumar, M, Tobias Schoenherr, and Mamata Jenamani. “Risk Assessment of Outsourcing E-Procurement Services: Integrating SWOT Analysis with a Modified ANP-Based Fuzzy Inference System,” Production Planning & Control, Vol. 27, No. 14, 2016, pp. 1171-1190.
    Article
    Schoenherr, Tobias, and Morgan Swink. “The Role of Supply Chain Intelligence in New Product Launch Success,” Decision Sciences, Vol. 46, No. 5, October 2015, pp. 901-936.
    Article
    Schoenherr, Tobias, Sriram Narayanan, and Ram Narasimhan. “Trust Formation in Outsourcing Relationships: A Social Exchange Theoretic Perspective,” International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 169 (November), 2015, pp. 401-412.
    Article
    Schoenherr, Tobias, Ram Narasimhan and Piyas Bandyopadhyay. “The Assurance of Food Safety in Supply Chains via Relational Networking,” International Journal of Operations and Productions Management, Vol. 35, No. 12, December 2015, pp. 1662-1687.   
    Article
    Kim, Hyojin, Daesik Hur, and Tobias Schoenherr. “When Buyer-Driven Knowledge Transfer really Works: The Contingency Effects of a Supplier’s Absorptive Capacity and Innovativeness,” Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 51, No. 3, July 2015, pp. 33-60. Finalist for the 2015 Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award.   
    Article
    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, Vol. 46, No. 3, June 2015, pp. 527-563.   
    Article
    Wynstra, F., Martin Spring, and Tobias Schoenherr. “Service Triads: A Research Agenda for Buyer-Supplier-Customer Triads in Business Services,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 35, May 2015, pp. 1-20
    Article
    Swink, Morgan, and Tobias Schoenherr. “The Effects of Cross-Functional Integration on Profitability, Process Efficiency, and Asset Productivity,” Journal of Business Logistics, Vol. 36, No. 1 (March), 2015, pp. 69-87. Finalist for the 2016 Bernard J. LaLonde Best Paper Award. 
    Article
    Narayanan, Sriram, Ram Narasimhan, and Tobias Schoenherr. “Assessing the Contingent Effects of Collaboration on Agility Performance in Buyer-Supplier Relationships,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2015, pp. 140-154.   
    Article
    Schoenherr, Tobias. “Service-Learning in Supply Chain Management: Benefits, Challenges and Best Practices.” Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2015, pp. 45-70.   
    Article
    Schoenherr, Tobias, Vincent A. Mabert. “Goal Orientation and Preparation Process in Online Reverse Auctions: A Comparative Investigation Taking a Transaction Cost Economics Lens,” Transportation Journal, Vol. 53, No. 4, 2014, pp. 381-423. Finalist for the Best Paper published in the Journal during 2014-2015
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    Blome, Constantin, Tobias Schoenherr, 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.   
    Article
    Narasimhan, Ram, and Tobias Schoenherr. “Revisiting the Progression of Competitive Capabilities: Results from a Repeated Cross-Sectional Investigation,” International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 51, No. 22, 2013, pp. 6631-6650.   
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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, May 2013, pp. 353-365.   
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    Blome, Constantin, Tobias Schoenherr (first two authors contributed equally and are listed in alphabetical order), 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.  
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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, and Stephan M. Wagner. “Research Opportunities in Purchasing and Supply Management,” International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 50, No. 16, August 2012, pp. 4556-4579.   
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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.   Jack Meredith Best Paper Award 2017, for the best paper published in the Journal during the last five years.  
    Article
    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, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2012, pp. 37-71.   
    Article
    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.
    Article
    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. 
    Article
    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. 
    Article
    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.
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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.    
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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.  
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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.       
    Article
    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.  
    Article
    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.  
    Article
    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.   

    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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 [Invited lead paper for the inaugural issue of IJPM.].   
    Article
    Schoenherr, Tobias, and Vincent A. Mabert.  “Online Reverse Auctions: Common Myths versus Evolving Reality,” Business Horizons, Vol. 50, No. 5, 2007, pp. 373-384.   
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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.   
    Article
    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. 
    Article
    Kim, Yoon Hee, and Tobias Schoenherr. “Supply Chain Integration and Outsourcing Efficiency: The Effects of Product and Process Integration with Customers and Suppliers, and the Moderating Role of Cross-Functional Collaboration,” Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2018, pp. 42-64.
    Article
    Schoenherr, Tobias. “Leveraging Suppliers for Product Innovation Performance: The Moderating Role of Intellectual Capital,” Transportation Journal, Vol. 57, No. 4, 2018, pp. 365-398.
    Article
    Wang, Ying, Fu Jia, Tobias Schoenherr, and Yu Gong. “Supply Chain-Based Business Model Innovation: The Case of a Cross-Border E-Commerce Company,” Sustainability, Vol. 10, No. 12, 2018, pp. 1-23.
    Article
    Roy, Vivek, Tobias Schoenherr, and Parikshit Charan. “The Thematic Landscape of Literature in Sustainable Supply Chain management (SSCM): A Review of the Principal Facets in SSCM Development,” International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 38, No. 4, 2018, pp. 1091-1124.
    Article
    Hwang, Sunil, Hyojin Kim, Daesik Hur, and Tobias Schoenherr. “Interorganizational Information Processing and the Contingency Effects of Buyer-Incurred Uncertainty in a Supplier’s Component Development Project.” International Journal of Production Economics (forthcoming).
  • Courses
    • SCM 371: Procurement and Supply Management
    • SCM 886: Strategic Sourcing
    • SCM 833: Decision Support Models
    • PIM 875: Supply Chain Management II
    • SCM 852: Supply Management
    • SCM 849: Supply Market Analysis
    • SCM 825: Strategic Sourcing
    • SCM 918: Procurement and Sourcing Theory

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