Jason Acimovic

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Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management

Department Supply Chain & Information Systems
Office Address 462 Business Building
Phone Number 814-865-1866
Email Address jaa26@psu.edu

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Ph D, Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012

BS, Physics, Yale University, 1999

Courses Taught

SCM 421 – Sc Analytics (3)
Models and Methodologies for supply chain analysis. SCM 421 Supply Chain Analytics (3) This course provides a spreadsheet-based, example-driven approach to learn about important supply chain models, problems, and solution methodologies. The objectives of this course are: (1) to develop valuable modeling skills that students can appreciate and use effectively in their careers (2) reinforce and enrich your understanding of supply chain theories, principles, and concepts studied previously in foundation courses. Student evaluation is based on: (1) individual and team group performance on problem-based exercises (2) individual performance on examinations (3) class participation.

SCM 496 – Independent Studies (3)
Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.

Selected Publications

Acimovic J., Farias V. F., "The Fulfillment-Optimization Problem." (INFORMS), 2019, Invited
Hu K., Acimovic J., Erize F., Thomas D. J., van Mieghem J., "Forecasting product life cycle curves: Practical approach and empirical analysis." Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, vol. 21, no. 1, 2019, pp. 66-85
Acimovic J., Erize F., Hu K., Thomas D. J., van Mieghem J., "Product life cycle data-set: Raw and cleaned data of weekly orders for personal computers." Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, vol. 21, no. 1, 2019, pp. 171-176
Acimovic J., Lim M. K., Mak H., "Beyond the speed-price trade-off." MIT Sloan Management Review, 2018, sloanreview.mit.edu/article/beyond-the-speed-price-trade-off/
Acimovic J., Graves S. C., "Mitigating spillover in online retailing via replenishment." Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, vol. 19, no. 3, 2017, pp. 419-436
Acimovic J., Goentzel J., "Models, metrics, and an index to assess humanitarian response rapacity." Journal of Operations Management, vol. 45, 2016, pp. 11-29
Acimovic J., Graves S. C., "Making better fulfillment decisions on the fly in an online retail environment." Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, vol. 17, no. 1, 2015, pp. 34-51
Fearing D., Acimovic J., Graves S. C., "How to catch a Tiger: Understanding putting performance on the PGA TOUR." Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, vol. 7, no. 1, 2010, pp. Article 5, pp1-45
Grober R. D., Acimovic J., Schuck J., Kindlemann P. J., Hespanha J., Morse A. S., Karrai K., Tiemann I., Manus S., "Fundamental limits to force detection using quartz tuning forks." Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 71, no. 7, 2000, pp. 2776-2780

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"Mobilizing Money", Science Node, Web
"Inventory pooling could be next big thing for e-commerce", Distribution Center Management, Journal or Magazine
"Crunch Time: The state of stats in golf", Golf World, Journal or Magazine
"Truth in Numbers", Sports Illustrated, Journal or Magazine
"The Dark Art of Putting: A new stat sheds light on golf's most mystical skill.", slate.com, Web
"A Stat Is Born: Golf's New Way to Measure Putting", The Wall Street Journal, Newspaper


JOM (Journal of Operations Management), Editorial Board, (onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/18731317/homepage/editorial-board), January 2016 - Present
POM (Production and Operations Management), Editorial Board, (www.poms.org/journal/review_board/), December 2015 - Present
Editorial board of the Disaster Management Department of POM