Fan Zou

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Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management

Department Supply Chain & Information Systems
Office Address 474 Business Building
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Ph.D., Business Administration, University of South Carolina, 2022

M.S., Environmental Economics, University of Connecticut, 2016

Courses Taught

SCM 406 – Strat Proc (3)
Analysis of strategic procurement in the supply chain. SCM 406 Strategic Procurement (3) SCM 406 provides an in-depth analysis of the procurement process and supplier management, with strong emphasis placed on managing a supplier base for both products and services. Elements examined include the strategic role of procurement in supply chains, the identification and evaluation of requirements, the strategic make-versus-buy decision, how to identify, evaluate, and select potential suppliers and conduct a post-purchase evaluation; and the impact of information technology on strategic procurement. Both theoretical and quantitative perspectives will be offered. In addition, the topics will be addressed from strategic, financial, and global perspectives. In light of these perspectives, the course objectives are to develop a comprehensive understanding of: (1) the supplier selection and evaluation process (2) the relationship between product design and the supplier base (3) the types of relationships that exist between buyers and sellers (4) the impact of information technology on strategic purchasing and supply management. Students will also develop skills in using quantitative tools to select and evaluate suppliers. This is the third of three prescribed foundation courses in the Supply Chain and Information Systems major.

Selected Publications

Zou F., Dong Y., Song S., Rungtusanatham M., "Product Recalls and Supply Base Innovation." Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2023
Dong Y., Song S., Zou F., "Mobile Payment Services, Government Involvement, and Mobile Network Operator Performance." Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2022
Dong Y., Skowronski K., Song S., Venkataraman S., Zou F., "Supply base innovation and firm financial performance." Journal of Operations Management, vol. 66, 2020, pp. 768-796