Nicholas C. Petruzzi
Professor of Supply Chain Management, Robert G. and Caroline Schwartz Professor of Business
Professor Petruzzi’s research explores the economic implications of uncertainty within the primary focus areas of operations and supply chain management, pricing, and stochastic inventory theory. His work appears in various academic field journals including Operations Research, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operations Research, and International Journal of Production Economics.
Prior to joining Penn State in 2015, he spent nineteen years as a faculty member in the Department of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also served as Academic Director for MBA Programs from 2006 to 2014. He has developed and taught courses primarily at the MBA level in operations analysis, project management, manufacturing planning and control, and the design and management of service systems. Currently, he is serving as Associate Editor for Management Science, as Department Editor for Decision Sciences, and as a member of the Editorial Board for Production and Operations Management. Previously, he served as Associate Editor for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
Ph D, Operations Management, Purdue University, 1995
MS, Systems Analysis and Management, George Washington University, 1991
BS, Physics, College of William and Mary, 1989
BA 810 – SC Operations Mgmt (2)
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the role of operations in the organization, the kinds of decisions operations and supply chain managers make, and the impact of these decisions on the strategic and tactical position of the firm. Supply chain management is a particular focus in the course. The interaction of production, distribution and information resources plays a critical role in developing and sustaining a firm's competitive advantage.
SCM 596 – Individual Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
SCIS 596 – Individual Studies (Variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses. A specific title may be used in each instance and will be entered on the student's transcript.
SCIS 597 – Theoretical Foundations of Supply Chain Management