Professional Activities

Yao Zhao, PhD

Professor in

Supply Chain Management

News & Events

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       NSF CAREER Award (0747779): Project-Driven Supply Chains (PDSCs) - Integrating Supply Chain Planning With Project Management. $400,016 (2008-2013)

       NSF EAGER (2015-2016): Collaborative: IC Supply Chain Security and Quality Control in Business and Social Context

Industry Experiences:

       AdvanceScale (2016): Managing demand and service vehicles.

       Fannie Mae (2015): Proactive supply chain analytics.

       Special Olympics 2014 USA Games (2012-2013): transportation planning, routing and scheduling

       Verizon (2012), supply chain inventory control

       MTA New York City Transit (2011-2012): forecasting and inventory management

       Estee Lauder Companies (2001): production and inventory control for new product launch

       General Motors (2000): forecasting and inventory management of service parts

Professional Services:

  • Associate Editor. Operations Research. Since 2012
  • Associate Editor. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 2011-14
  • Ad-hoc Referee. European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IIE Transactions, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Marketing Science, Naval Research Logistics, Operations Research, Probability in Engineering and Information Sciences, Production and Operations Management, Stochastic Models
  • Reviewer. Multi-Echelon Conference 2006, M&SOM conference 2009, 2011
  • Judge. M&SOM student paper competition 2008-2015
  • Committee. IIE Pritsker Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2014-15
  • Panelist. NSF CMMI 2009, 2010, 2013

University Services:

  • Academic coordinator. The Ph.D. program in supply chain management
  • Faculty recruiting committee. 2008 present
  • PhD admission committee. 2007 present


Program Leadership:

  • Academic Advisor. The Master of Science in Healthcare Services Management.
  • Founding Co-director. The Master of Science in Supply Chain Analytics.
  • Co-director. The Supply Chain Analytics Laboratory.