Operations management emphasizes quantitative methods of analysis, to solve major economic decision problems in the operations area.
Typical problems addressed are scheduling production, managing complex distribution systems, choosing locations for production facilities, and maintaining the quality of physical goods and services. Students in operations management at Johnson work closely with the faculty and students in Cornell's College of Engineering, especially the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering.
Faculty: Andrew M. Davis, Vishal Gaur, Nagesh Gavirneni, Lawrence W. Robinson, William Schmidt, and L. Joseph Thomas.
Selected Journals: Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Recent operations management dissertations and places of first employment:
"Analysis of Serial Production Systems Using Simulation and Behavioral Experiments," Kenneth L. Schultz, Indiana University
"The Simulation of Self-directed Production Systems: Incorporating Human Factors," David C. Juran, Columbia University
"Operational Strategies for Combating Risks & Inefficiencies within Supply Chains," Lucy Gongtao Chen, National University of Singapore
"Essays on Multi-Product Supply Chains," Shu Zhou, San Jose State University