Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

UC College of Business Presents the 19th Annual E. Leonard Arnoff Memorial Lecture on the Practice of Management Science

Submitted: 2/15/2010 13:13:49
  • The May 2010 event will feature Hau L. Lee, Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, who will discuss how companies can develop supply chain innovations to create value in today's market.

The 19th Annual E. Leonard Arnoff Memorial Lecture on the Practice of Management Science will be presented on May 5, 2010, at 7:30 PM. Sponsored by the QAOM Department at the UC College of Business, the UC Chapter of Omega Rho International Honor Society, and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the lecture series is among the most prestigious in the world on operations research and management science topics.

This year's lecture features Hau L. Lee, Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, who will speak on "Creating Value with Supply Chain Excellence." He will discuss how innovative companies have made use of their supply chains to develop new products, enter new markets, offer new solutions and build new customer intimacy in today's competitive economy.

Lee also serves as director of the Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum, an industry-academic consortium to advance the theory and practice of global supply chain management, and director of the Strategies and Leadership in Supply Chains Executive Program. His areas of specialization include supply chain management, information technology, global logistics system design, inventory planning and manufacturing strategy.

Lee obtained his BSocSc degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Hong Kong in 1974, his MSc degree in Operational Research from the London School of Economics in 1975 and his MS and doctoral degrees in Operations Research from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. In 2003, he received the Harold Lardner Prize for International Distinction in Operations Research by the Canadian Operations Research Society. He was elected a Fellow of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, INFORMS, 2001; Production and Operations Management Society, 2005; and INFORMS, 2005.  He also served as president-elect of the Production and Operations Management Society in 2005.

Lee has published widely in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Supply Chain Management Review, IIE Transactions and Interfaces.  He has also served on the editorial boards of many international journals, and from 1997-2003, he was the editor-in-chief of Management Science.