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.
Assistant Professor of Management
Ph.D., Mathematics and Statistics, Hong Kong University
M.S., Statistics, Indian Statistical Institute
B.S., Statistics, University of Calcutta, India
Professor Bisi’s teaching interests include statistics, management science, stochastic modeling, multivariate analysis, and forecasting. His current research focuses on inventory control, stochastic modeling, supply chain management, and production planning.
Research Topic: Global Supply Chain Management with Unknown Demand Distribution
Because global supply chain management usually involves a plethora of countries, it usually comes with a plethora of difficulties that need to be dealt with appropriately. In this research we study the optimal procurement, distribution and pricing policies for managing global supply chains of both seasonal and non-seasonal products.
Assistant Professor of Management
Ph.D., Management Science, M.I.T.
M.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Finance, Tsinghua University
Yu (Jeffrey) Hu is an assistant professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. His research interests include how Internet markets differ from traditional markets and how businesses should adapt their strategies in response to the unique characteristics of Internet markets.
Research Topic: Website Features and Online Shopping: How Technology Usage Impacts Consumer Demand
With increased investment in website technologies comes the responsibility to provide economic justification. Does consumers’ technology usage have an impact on consumer demand? Does consumers’ usage of different technologies lead to different purchasing patterns?