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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Online retailing operations, inventory management (theory and application, disaster response, developing economies), applied operations research


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

BS, Physics, Yale University, 1999

Courses Taught

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.

SCM 421 – Supply Chain Analytics (3)
Models and Methodologies for supply chain analysis.

Selected Publications

Acimovic J., Lim M. K., Mak H., "Distribution agility in online retail supply chains." MIT Sloan Management Review, 2017
This is provisionally accepted, based on the last part of the editing process..
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, 2017.
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, 2017.
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
This was work in applied physics I did outside my current field when I was an undergraduate..

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"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, (https://www.elsevier.com/journals/journal-of-operations-management/0272-6963/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