Doug and Maria DeVos - Faculty Summer Research Awards
The Doug and Maria DeVos Faculty Summer Support Award in Global Supply Chain Management has generously awarded $25,000 to two faculty each year in support of themes revolving around Global Supply Chain Management. This research is conducted over the summer academic break. This important sponsorship has been funded since 2005 and has benefitted a diverse set of faculty from across Krannert School of Management. Without these vital funds, chosen faculty would have been unable to carry out their important mission of looking at Global Supply Chain Management thorough a rigorous academic lens, innovating new approaches and applying fresh solutions. Each year, the research style has varied from theory development, to empirical research based on primary or secondary data sets. While the primary purpose of the research funding was aimed at enabling faculty to pursue their research agenda which complements GSCMI’s mission, additional incentive has been provided to researcher willing to broadly communicate the results of their summer work to DCMME/GSCMI Center partners through the annual Fall Operations Conference. The summary of researchers and their DeVos Research overviews that follow are a tribute not only to the academic capability that can be found at the Krannert School of Management, but also to the entire DeVos family, for which this work is dedicated. We are proud to have been the guardians of the DeVos Faculty Summer Support Award in Global Supply Chain Management for its 5-year term, and are equally proud of the strong works that were born due to the DeVos’s family leadership in promoting research in the field of Global Supply Chain Management studies.
Summer 2009-10 DeVos Award Recipients
Assistant Professor of Management
Ph.D., Operations Management, Wharton School
M.A., Managerial Economics, Wharton School
M.S., Operations Research, Columbia University
B.S. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, I.I.T. Bombay
Professor Deshpande teaches operations management. His research interests are in the areas of supply chain coordination, service parts management, and contingency logistics systems.
Research Topic: The Impact of Retail Competition and Correlation of Capacity and Allocation in Decentralized Supply Chains
Management Science has provided some guidelines about the allocation of scarce capacity and inventory in centralized supply chains. Cachon and Lariviere (1999b) is the one of the first papers in supply-chain literature to examine capacity allocation in a decentralized supply chain. This research will examines the same basic model, but from the perspective of the supplier, to provide insights into the decentralized allocation problem from a
Assistant Professor of Management
Ph.D., Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Industrial Administration (Information Systems)
M.A., Economics, Boston College
B.A., Economics, Peking University (China)
Professor Tang’s areas of interest include information systems, electronic commerce, telecommunication and network management, database management, IS strategy, and system analysis and design.
Research Topic: Managing Multichannel Communications: A Field Experimental Study of Emails and Catalogs
Today, most firms employ multiple channels to interact with their customers. Firms increasingly use emails, telephone, TV, and catalogs to reach their customers. This trend has created a challenge for firms to allocate their resources to multiple channels to achieve the highest profits. The results from research will help guide understanding in the different effects of emails and catalogs on consumer demand.