Lina Wang is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management in 2021 from W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Her research interests are at the interface of logistics, supply chain management, information management, and data analytics. Her recent research focuses on practical challenges faced by organizations in the field. Her research has appeared in Production and Operations Management and Journal of Operations Management. Prior to academia, Lina worked with supply chains for Maersk Logistics in Shenzhen, China, and Walmart both in the U.S. and China.


Ph.D., Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University, 2021

M.A. in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management Concentration, The University of Arkansas, 2012

Courses Taught

SCM 404 – Dem Fulfil (3)
Analysis of demand fulfillment and the role of distribution operations management in the supply chain. SCM 404 Demand Fulfillment (3)This course introduces the student to how customer demand is managed and how subsequent orders are filled in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets. Topics focus on the demand fulfillment process, which encompasses flows of goods, information, and funds from the moment a business receives an order from a customer until all requirements for the order are satisfied in full. These topics include: *role of demand management and distribution operations in the supply chain*transportation management*distribution center processes *inventory control and order management elements*facility costing and productivity analysis*strategic demand management and distribution operations issues in the supply chain.Both theoretical and quantitative perspectives will be offered on these topics. Additionally, each topic will be addressed from strategic and financial perspectives. After completing this course, students will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: *Explain the role of demand management in the supply chain*Explain the role of distribution operations in demand management*Determine the strategic and financial impacts of demand management and distribution operations management*Articulate the role of information systems in demand management and distribution operations management*Use quantitative techniques to analyze supply chain processes*Describe related system software. This is one of three prescribed foundation courses for the Supply Chain and Information Systems major for which SCM 301 Supply Chain Management is a prerequisite. This course also satisfies the prerequisite for SCM 421 Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis. Student evaluations are based on individual and group homework assignments and computer-lab exercises, as well as on at least three written examinations.

SCM 566 – Demand Fulfillment (2)
Demand fulfillment strategies, operations, and methods in supply chain networks.

Selected Publications

Wang L., Rabinovich E., Guda H., "An Analysis of Operating Efficiency and Public Policy Remedies in Last-Mile Transportation Following Amazon’s Vertical Integration." Journal of Operations Management, 2022
Wang L., Rabinovich E., Richards T. J., "Scalability in Platforms for Local Groceries: An Examination of Indirect Network Economies." Production and Operations Management, vol. 31, no. 1, 2021, pp. 318-340,
Lim S., Wang L., Srai J., "Wal-Mart's Omni-channel Synergy." Supply Chain Management Review, 2017, pp. 30-37


Journal of Oparations Management, Editorial Board, January 2023 - Present